Detecting Zika

Detecting Zika
Target Audience: Middle School, High School, College
NCCCS Core Courses: BIO-161, BIO-175, BIO-275
Equipment Used: Water Bath, Micropipette, Well Plates


Local clinics are reporting increased cases of patients with fevers, rashes, and headaches. There have also been more mosquitoes seen in the area recently. Help doctors determine is there is a connection between the two instances by analyzing patient samples for evidence of the Zika virus in this ELISA simulation based on the protocol used by CDC epidemiologists.