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Science TODAY™ - West Nile Killing More People

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

After studying the USA TODAY Snapshot® "West Nile Killing More People," students will compare the number of West Nile cases in the United States over the past three years.

Key Steps

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    Students calculate percents and percent increase from data about the number of cases and the number of deaths due to West Nile virus from 2002 to 2004.








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    Formulas in the lists can be used to calculate percentages in the data.










    Note: TODAY is a trademark of USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Co., Inc.

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    The home screen is used to calculate percent increase and decrease in the cases of West Nile virus.









    Note: TODAY is a trademark of USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Co., Inc.