You Can Predict How a Virus Will Spread:
We don’t know when there will be a virus outbreak: if we did, there would never be another one. But thanks to yearly tracking of flu outbreaks, the CDC has gotten really good at being able to track how a virus will spread after an outbreak.
Virus Tracker is one app that can allow you to see how viruses can break out and spread across cities. This game also has immunizations that you need to receive to cure yourself of the disease. No, it doesn’t give you phlebotomy training or anything quite so realistic, but when you’re immunized you can carry your immunity and spread it to others. Then you can immunize others in the game to help combat the disease together through herd immunity.
You can download it now via iTunes, Google Play, even through Amazon.com’s website.
The game itself was developed by Bioinformatics Institute, which is committed to educating the general public about the importance of collective immunizations in combating the outbreak of disease in societies.
An Android Equivalent:
While Virus Tracker is only available on IOS, there is an android app that is similar and, arguably, better than Virus Tracker. It’s called Patient Zero, and in this app you are able to design viruses and infect other players in your area. Obviously the more players the app has, the more fun this game is to play. If you’re in Montana or Wyoming, you may have trouble finding other players to infect. But if you’re in a big city like NYC or San Francisco? Well, the game seems like a whole lot of fun.