Who Am I? Part 2 of the Infection Control Game Version (Glo Germ Support Game)

posted Feb 21, 2014, 7:42 AM by Todd Fox   [ updated Sep 23, 2016, 2:40 PM ]
Part 2 of 8- Guess the germ, virus or bacteria!
Play the "Who am I?" germ game below.  We also have a way to play the game that would be fun with a group.  Don't forget to follow up this germ game with a Glo Germ lesson to emphasize hygiene principles!

Here is a great idea to mix and match the germ game elements: Use the germ descriptions from “Who Am I?” to construct the matching cards. One card has the germ name and the other should have the general description. For example, one card would read “Influenza” and another would read “I am a multi-strain virus. I cause high fevers, chills, congestion, coughing and muscle aches in my victims, etc.). 

Construct as many unique virus cards as you desire, but duplicating is ok in order to make sure you have enough for the whole class. Ensure that you have a description card for each virus name (so they match). 

First, mix the descriptions up (or tape them randomly under the students’ chairs). Hand out the cards (or have them get their cards from under their seats), but don’t let them look at their cards! Have each person tape their card to their back (have a neighbor help them). 

Students or employees should then get up and try to figure out who they are and who they match with by asking other students. After everyone has their match, group them by virus and have the group read aloud who they are or what their description is. Create an effective learning experience by having a discussion about each virus.   Here is part 2!

Who Am I? #2 About Me:

(Answer at the bottom) 

I am an infection of the liver. Although I am considered a total body illness, I spread through the intestine and stool. I usually arise 2 to 8 weeks after the person has ingested me in some form.

What I do: 

I cause fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, abdominal pain, fever, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes, as well as dark brown urine and light colored stools) in my victims.

How to Stop Me: 

Since I spread by “stool-to-mouth” contact, you should keep your distance from food, drink, or other surfaces that may contain fecal matter in any way. You should choose clean restaurants that practice good hygiene or else I could be lurking in your food! Many of my well-publicized outbreaks came from food workers not washing their hands after using the bathroom! To not spread me further, anyone I infect should see a doctor, get treatment, stay home for the recommended time period (1-2 weeks or until the jaundice disappears), and maintain an extra clean hygiene program.

Choose the virus, illness, or bug from the list that best fits the description below:

  • -Meningitis
  • -Tuberculosis
  • -Head Lice
  • -Hepatitis A
  • -Impetigo
  • -Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • -Influenza
  • -Tinea Capitis (Ringworm of the Scalp) 

Answer: Hepatitis

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