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9th Grade. Biology. Disease, addiction & prevention

Guiding Questions

  • Can you identify the main characteristic of infectious and non-infectious diseases.

  • What role does hygiene play in disease and illness prevention?

  • How does the immune system work to fight disease? 

  • How are vaccines developed? 

  • When are transplants the only viable treatment for diseased organs? 

  • How is organ donation managed nationally?

  • How can substance and drug abuse lead to disease?

Non-Fiction Books in our library

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Epidemics. Deadly diseases throughout history

614 ROS mea



Diseases and disorders

616 ABR obei



Diseases and disorders

616 NAR mal


Stem Cell Research

660 VIE ste

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examining viruses

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- Vaccinations

- Organ Transplantation

Explore further with these websites

World Health Organization
The WHO directs and coordinates international health within the United Nations system.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Surveillance and epidemic intelligence


European Commission Public Health


Global Human Development Indicators

A United Nations Development Programme that explores human development data from around the world using country profiles.

The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS)

Accurate and representative data on population, health, HIV, and nutrition through more than 400 surveys in over 90 countries.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC addessess health, safety and security threats such as diseases within the US and abroad. 

Mayo Clinic. Diseases

Expert knowledge and advice from physicians, scientists and other experts in the field of medicine. Diseases and Conditions.


Harvard Health Publishing - Special Health Reports

Consumer health education division of Harvard Medical School (HMS) providing authoritative, trustworthy, and actionable health information to our global audience.

Teen Health @

Diseases & Conditions (for Teens)

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