PREVIEW: Super-Bug Scholars


It’s an unusual classroom assignment in which the students are encouraged to be bad!

New Technology High School students in Sioux Falls have just completed a project where they create make-believe diseases that can spread around the world. They’ve come up with nasty strains of pneumonia, rabies, MRSA, meningitis and other life-threatening super-bugs that could turn into a pandemic.

“It would wreak havoc like it’s intended, so that’s our task, so we’re going all out,” New Tech sophomore Samantha Price said. 

But the students weren’t just tasked to create a global health crisis. They also had to come up with ideas to contain the diseases.  

Find out about the City of Sioux Falls Health Department’s role toward that end, in Tuesday’s Eye On KELOLAND.

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