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Case Study

In 2016, Public Health England (PHE) investigated a national outbreak of a rare strain of E. coli O157 that was identified by PHE’s whole genome sequencing technology. There had been …

Food Bug Activities

e-Bug was developed for use in schools pre-COVID-19 and so some activities may require modification based on your school’s distancing guidelines. Please use your judgement and tell us how you …

Background: foodborne microbes

Links to activities: spot the mistake discussion sheet, food sort, and how clean is your kitchen. In week one we discussed that there are both useful and harmful microbes present …

Summary of week 1

Thank you for completing week one of the e-Bug Health Educator Training course, we hope you have enjoyed it so far! This week we covered an introduction to microbes, including …

Foodborne illness (Food poisoning)

Links to activities: spot the mistake discussion sheet, food sort, and how clean is your kitchen. Foodborne illnesses are “illnesses usually infectious or toxic in nature and caused by bacteria, …

Hand hygiene

Links to activities: respiratory hygiene, horrid hands, and soap, water, and pepper experiment. Hand hygiene is possibly the single most effective way of reducing and preventing the spread of infection …

Background: Respiratory hygiene

Links to activities: respiratory hygiene and horrid hands. It is important that good respiratory hygiene is taught from a young age, and that key messages are built on over time. …

Background: Where are microbes found?

Links to activities: make your own microbes, horrid hands, soap, water, and pepper experiment. This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube. The above video is from BBC News. A …

Meet the Bugs activities

e-Bug was developed for use in schools pre-COVID-19 and so some activities may require modification based on your school’s distancing guidelines. Please use your judgement and tell us how you …

Background: What are microbes?

Links to activities: make your own microbes, yeast races, and respiratory hygiene. Microbes Microbes, also known as microorganisms, germs, or bugs, are tiny living organisms too small to be seen …