The object of Plague Inc: Evolved is to create a pathogen that can infect and kill the whole of humanity.
While this is obviously not our aim here at the Society, the game does provide an interesting angle for looking at disease transmission and epidemiology.
How does a pandemic spread? And what's the best way to stop it?
We played Plague Inc. with Dr Rosalind Eggo from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, to explore some of the science behind the game and find out how accurate it really is.
Plague Inc: Evolved was developed by Ndemic Creations, you can download it here: http://www.ndemiccreations.com/en/25-plague-inc-evolved
The Microbiology Society is a membership charity for scientists interested in microbes, their effects and their practical uses. It is one of the largest microbiology societies in Europe with a worldwide membership based in universities, industry, hospitals, research institutes and schools.
Our principal goal is to develop, expand and strengthen the networks available to our members so that they can generate new knowledge about microbes and ensure that it is shared with other communities. The impacts from this will drive us towards a world in which the science of microbiology provides maximum benefit to society.
Visit our website to find out more: http://www.microbiologysociety.org