New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge

Stopping the spread of the Influenza

Team: 139

School: Sat Sci Math Acad

Area of Science: Health


Interim: Team: 139
School: Saturday Science and Math Academy
Area of Science: Health
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Interim: Team Number: 139
School Name: Saturday Science and Math Academy
Area of Science: Health
Project Title: Preventing the spread of the Influenza Virus

Proposal:
Influenza, or flu, is a respiratory illness that is caused by a virus. Flu is highly contagious and is usually spread by the coughs and sneezes of a person who is infected. We know that the flu can also contract the flu from an infected person if you touch them shaking hands with an infected person is an example of this, Adults are contagious one day before getting symptoms and up to 7 days after becoming sick, which means the virus can be spread from person to person before one even realizes that they are infected with the flu virus.
The Influenza Virus is very problematic because according to the National Institutes of Health, between 5% and 20% of Americans get the flu each year. More than 200,000 people are hospitalized and 36,000 die annually because of flu in the United States. Our Supercomputing Challenge is to stop the spread of the dreaded Influenza Virus.
Introduction:
Our team is currently researching and studying the effects of the Influenza virus and how it is spread. We are researching information on deterrent processes such as immunization, hand washing as well as other ways of reducing the spread of the virus.
Problem:
The problem that we have agreed upon is to better understand how the virus is spread and therefore determine the best method of reducing preventing the spread of the virus.
Plan: we are still in the process of developing a model

Team Members: : Jade,Sitara,Sarai,Naomi, Aakyvah,Rhianna

Sponsoring Teacher: Miss Debra Johns

Works Cited:
http://kidshealth.org/teen/infections/
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Team Members:
Jade,Sitara,Sarai,Naomi, Aakyvah,Rhianna


Team Members:

  Naomi Rankin
  Sarai Rankin
  Aakyvah Lavalais
  Rhianna Washington
  Sitara Haynes
  Asia Williams

Sponsoring Teacher: Debra Johns

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