The main aim of the e-bug project is to educate children and young people across the globe, at junior and senior school level, about microbiology, hygiene and the spread, treatment and prevention of disease. e-Bug also aims to reinforce an awareness of the benefits of prudent antibiotic use and how inappropriate use can have an adverse effect on antibiotic resistance in the community. The areas of hand and respiratory hygiene and spread of infections in the community are also covered, including teaching how to wash hands most effectively. The e-Bug project is led by the Public Health England’s (PHE) Primary Care Unit in England and involves a consortium of 28 international partner countries.
The website provides the following resources:
- Education for junior students, senior students and young adults including facts, quizzes, games, videos, coursework and revision
- Resources for teachers: news, lesson packs for various teaching levels, activities
- Microbe science show
To access the e-Bug website click here.