Outbreak Card Game


The Disease Detectives Outbreak Card Game teaches the core skills of outbreak investigation.

The interactive teaching activity is designed for groups of 16 or 26 people. It covers epidemic curves, 2x2 tables, relative risks, etiologic fractions, symptom patterns and in the 26 card set also stratification and confounding.

Players draw one card that describes the food they ate and if ill, their symptoms with time of first onset.

That information is collected subsequently during the teaching activity as the outbreak unfolds and more complicated topics are covered.

You can download the source files here.

The teaching instructions are here.