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    This lesson-quiz is about  using 'do-check-repeat-until-done' to achieve success.    Check each answer with its Test Button before pressing the "Submit Data" button at bottom of form. ... Retake quiz until you reach the maximum. ... This lesson uses Visual-Interactive-Virtual Techniques in teaching information about the Avian Flu! ... Repeats.  
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               READY OR NOT, BIRD FLU IS COMING TO AMERICA -BRIAN ROSS ABC News
 




 March 13, 2006  
Officials Advise Stocking Up on Provisions, Warn That Infected Birds Cannot Be Prevented From Flying In. 
In a remarkable speech over the weekend, Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt recommended that Americans start storing canned tuna and powdered milk under their beds as the prospect of a deadly bird flu outbreak approaches the United States.

Ready or not, here it comes:  It is being spread much faster than first predicted from one wild flock of birds to another, an airborne delivery system that no government can stop.

"There's no way you can protect the United States ding a big cage around it and preventing wild birds from flying in and out," U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Michael Johanns said.

U.S. spy satellites are tracking infected the infected flocks, which started in Asia and are now heading north to Siberia and Alaska where they will soon mingle with flocks from the North American flyways.

h started  in Asia and are now heading north to Siberia and Alaska where they will soon mingle with flocks from the North American flyways.

"What we're watching in real time is evolution," said Laurie Garrett, a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations. "And it's a biological process, and it is, by definition, unpredictable."

Industry Precautions

America's poultry farms could become ground zero as infected flocks fly over. The industry says it is prepared for quick action.

"All the birds involved in it would be destroyed, and the area would be isolated and quarantined," said Richard Lobb of the National Chicken Council. "It would very much [look] like a sort of military operation if it came to that."

Extraordinary precautions are already being taken at the huge chicken farms in Lancaster County, Pa., the site of the last great outbreak of a similar bird flu 20 years ago.

Other than the farmers, everyone there has to dress as if it were a visit to a hospital operating room.

"Back in 1983-1984, we had to kill 17 million birds at a cost of $60 million," said Dr. Sherrill Davison, a veterinary medicine expert at the University of Pennsylvania.

Can It Be Stopped?

Even on a model farm, ABC News saw a pond just outside the protected barns attracting wild geese.

It is the droppings of infected waterfowl that carry the virus.

The bird flu virus, to date, is still not easily transmitted to humans. There have been lots of dead birds on three continents, but so far fewer than 100 reported human deaths. [103 as of Mar. 21]

But should that change, the spread could be rapid.

ABC News has obtained a mathematical projection prepared by federal scientists based on an initial outbreak on an East Coast chicken farm in which humans are infected. Within three months, with no vaccine, almost half of the country would have the flu.

That, of course, is a worst-case scenario one that Lobb says the poultry industry is determined to prevent with an aggressive strategy to contain and destroy infected flocks and deny the virus the opportunity to mutate to a more dangerous form but one that experts say cannot be completely discounted.

The current bird flu strain has been around for at least 10 years and has taken surprising twists and turns not the least of which is that it's now showing up in cats in Europe, where officials are advising owners to bring their cats inside. It's advice that might soon have to be considered here.

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Read the scrolling text above.  How is the US tracking the infected flocks as they started in Asia and are now migrating to Alaska?   With what space age device?

  

 Two word answer.  Careful with your spelling!   Check answer with Test Button.

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 In the paragraph beginning:  "The bird flu virus, to date, is still not easily  transmitted to humans. There have been lots of dead birds on three continents, but so far fewer than 100 reported human deaths [ __ as of Mar.21.06].  http://www.wzzm13.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=51874

 

 This number has been updated; as of Mar 21, 2006, according to the World Health Organization ... Type in the updated number.  Check it with the Test Button.

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 First Paragraph .... Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt recommended that Americans start storing canned tuna and powdered ____ ...

 
 Fill in the blank.Check it with the Test Button.
According to a mathematical projection by Federal Scientists, based on an initial  outbreak on an East Coast chicken farm in which humans are affected, how many months, without a vaccine, would it take to infect nearly half of the US Population?  
  _____  months.   Enter a digit.  Check result with "test" button.  

Anti-Viral Treatment of Bird Flu successful!  2 steps:   

1. Click  http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4209302  to find the name of the drug that cured a patient (5th paragraph).  

2.  Key that name into Google to find the trade name for that drug.   

 
  Enter trade or brand name for the anti-viral drug.   Check result with "test" button.  

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Comments:  50 points if you answer at least (2) questions.

1. What is your opinion (important to "think for yourself", not just accept information without analyzing it, using both your logic and intuition) of this News Report?   How serious do you take it?  What plans will you make accordingly if you take it seriously?

2. What is your opinion of the "Reading Speed-Controlled Vertical Text"?  Do you like it?  How long did it take for you to figure out the controls?   Can you suggest any improvements?

3. I am developing new "Rich Media", High-Impact ways of using Visuals, Interaction, and Virtual Links to optimize learning!   As part of the "Continuous Quality Improvement and Innovation"  (CQII) process, please feel free to add any comments, suggestions, improvements!

4.  How does Technology Optimize Performance?

5.  What do you think about the content and the form (format) it was delivered in? 

Background:  "The only business that colleges should be in is to help students learn!"   said by Physics Professor Vin Grannell,  1950s - 1990s, LACC who wrote 100s of computer-based lessons in a number of subjects, bought computers for learning, taught "grasshoppers" like me,  and pioneered the use of interactive, visual,  warm, guided response techniques that characterize my VIVA quizzes. 

Write your answers in one continuous paragraph by not hitting the <Enter> key.    

 
 
 
There are 5 Keyword answers, and 1 Short Answer.  The max for the 5 KEYWORD answers @ 20 points each is 100 points (graded immediately).  I will verify your Short Answer later.  Award yourself 50 points if you answered at least (2) questions above.   Submit your points, to a max of 150,  using the Attendance/Participation Form -- http://auciello.tripod.com/deform7830.html  (keep retaking this quiz until you reach the max.) 

This type of lesson was developed to help you learn quickly, visually, and interactively, and I hope that you learned successfully from it!   email me  Joseph@Auciello.net or comment above.   Be well. Work smart.  Prof. A. Out.

 


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