Plague Inc.


Listed in: Infectious diseases  
Plague Inc.

Available on:



(click to download)

Supported languages:

English / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Portuguese / Russian / Spanish

Cost:

Free on Android, Apple: £0.79 [approximately €1.24, $1.56]

Game in which the user attempts to infect the world's population with viruses.

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Languages

English / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Portuguese / Russian / Spanish

Countries of use

Any in which the user is familiar with one of these languages.

Cost

Free on Android, Apple: £0.79 [approximately €1.24, $1.56]

Developer

Mario Hros who worksat Ndemic Creations
(Based in Czech Republic)
http://www.ndemiccreations.com/en/ ; Support email:

Funder

James Vaughan of Ndemic Creations Ltd, UK

Medical Adviser

Same as funder

Features

Information Information

Summary

Game in which the user attempts to infect the world's population with viruses, bacteria and other infectious agents. A choice of a number of a diseases to wield in over 50 countries. Recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a “a tool to teach the public about outbreaks and disease transmission” [see, for instance: http://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2013/04/plague-inc/].


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Reviews

Reviewer: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA
Review: "Tool to teach the public about outbreaks and disease transmission because of how it uses a non-traditional route to raise public awareness on epidemiology, disease transmission, and diseases/pandemic information. The game creates a compelling world that engages the public on serious public health topics."
Source: http://1.usa.gov/1IYB6Uw
Usage: Not specified

Reviewer: [Haemophilia Society National Network], Japan
Review: “It is a game that can annihilate the human race infected with the virus. But the value of the game itself is greater, because the game helps to enlighten the user on specific details about haemophilia—which is why we, as a haemophilia patients’ association, are pleased to announce a statement about the game. One of the symptoms/transmission vectors of viruses in the game is haemophilia. The game creator probably wanted to express blood-coagulation abnormalities as one of the symptoms of a virus case, but this, unfortunately, is totally inappropriate. Haemophilia is, in fact, a condition that refers to a congenital deficiency of blood-coagulation factor, and is not an infection that leads to viral epidemics. The game might be spreading a misunderstanding with respect to haemophilia, also causing some social damage to haemophilia patients. Saying, in this game, that haemophilia is a disease is a misunderstanding, prejudiced, and very strange. In addition, the game alludes to the fact that people with haemophilia are more likely to be exposed to HIV virus infection by therapeutic formulation, and HCV and HBV infection (as has happened before). I am reminded of this in the game. Since people with haemophilia are suffering from these viral infections still, to carry out such a representation can make them feel discriminated against. These points do not deny the value of the game itself, but, relating to the above, it would be good if the seller produces a rapid and useful correction.”
Source: http://bit.ly/1mMYvmH
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1mMYvmK

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