Virus WebQuest Worksheet Name: Japanese Encephalitis What are the symptoms of Japanese Encephalitis? What is the vector of this disease (what organism passes it to humans?) What kind of virus causes Japanese Encephalitis? Ebola In what ways was Ebola transferred from human to human? What are the symptoms of Ebola? How many fatal cases of Ebola were reported in 2004? Influenza About how many people die each year of the flu? What animal may be infected with both human and bird flu? What are the symptoms of the flu? SARS What does „SARS‟ stand for? What type of virus causes SARS? What are the symptoms of SARS? How is SARS spread? West Nile Virus How is West Nile transmitted? What are the serious symptoms of WNV? In 2005, how many cases of WNV were reported in Illinois? How many resulted in death? Rabies Does the rabies virus have an envelope? How large is the rabies virus? Does the rabies virus contain RNA or DNA? Summarize the “Case Study” about bats and rabies. Smallpox When was the last reported case of smallpox? What are the signs and symptoms of smallpox? What causes smallpox? Chickenpox/Shingles What virus causes chickenpox? How are chickenpox transmitted? How are chickenpox and shingles „related‟?