The Ghost Map
Fleeing from Soho
The Soho cholera outbreak was part of a larger epidemic across London that claimed hundreds of lives. But the swiftness of the Soho outbreak was terrifying. Over three days, 127 people – men, women, and children – died. Entire families were wiped out. Soho became an instant ghost town as residents fled the area.
Keywords: bacteria | cholera | disease | epidemic | microbe | microbiology | John Snow | water pollution
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Students investigate infectious diseases and the immune system, and serve as epidemiologists as they trace the route of the Cholera epidemic in London. (13 activities)
Students investigate microorganisms and the world of epidemiology. (10 activities)