In cycle 3 we got a visitor from Flagstaff Medical Center’s own, Carmel Plude, an infection controll specialist. She came in and explained fomites in great detail and the different ways that germs and bacteria spread. Mrs. Plude talked about the different outbreaks that have occured in the world like SARS. After talking about the spread of germs Carmel informed the class of how to stop the spread of nasty germs. Hand washing! She said that by washing your hands often you are less likely to get sick. Mrs. Plude then brought out the germ-a-saurus and showed students all the germs on their hands. Hopefully we will have many more awesome speakers like her. Happy hand washing!
Hallie, Eighth Grade Student