Snippets of web pages regarding Ebola and Zika that are part of the archived collection of global health events.

From Ebola to Zika: Saving Historical Resources

This is a story about the risk of loss. Rotting links, drifting content, and challenging content types that are difficult to capture threaten to make material on the web disappear. This is unacceptable when we’re talking about the story of global health events like the recent Ebola outbreak and today’s Zika virus. Documentation of what…

Students in a classroom listen attentively to a presentation.

Long Distance Learning Goes the Distance at NLM

“Hey, Alaska. Welcome to the United States,” said a high school student in Los Angeles to a student in Alaska. “Welcome to the other half,” quipped the Alaskan student. Cultural sensitivity and geography lessons are just a couple of extras to come out of NLM’s Distance Learning Outreach Program. What started as a “what if…

Mosquito evolve from eggs, to larva to pupae to adults.

Zika Virus: Fight the Bite

Lots of people are wondering what they can do to prevent Zika. High school students can help. Infectious disease expert Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner presented “Zika Virus: Fight the Bite” to high school students participating in a distance learning program at NLM this spring. Dr. Macgregor-Skinner urged students to “communicate, collaborate and connect” by using cellphone cameras…