Housecall for Health: CDC Launches Game App

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Disease Detective App

Technology brings together education and gaming, as the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention releases a game app to help raise awareness on public health.

FOX News Radio’s Joy Piazza reports in today’s “Housecall for Health”:

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Ever wondered what it’s like to be on the frontlines of a real contagion?  Thanks to a new app from the CDC, you can play disease detective.  Alex Cassova helped develop the app:

(Cassova) “Taking educational health information and putting it into the context of a fun app, we thought would be a great way to reach teens and young adults.”

The free app is called “Solve the Outbreak,” and lets users run through fictional outbreaks and make decisions on what to do next.  For example, should you quarantine the village?

Housecall for Health, I’m Joy Piazza, FOX News Radio.