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Text The Invisible War: A tale on two scales

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The Invisible War is a graphic novel set on the Western Front in 1916. The novel is an interdisciplinary text that includes a large science-history reference section (hyper-linked within the novel). Told from two points of view – human and microbial – the story describes a deadly infection by dysentery-causing Shigella bacteria, highlighting the role of bacteriophage (bacteria-eating viruses) and their place within the immune system of the main character, a nurse, and her gut microbiome. The website also includes additional teaching notes, with suggested activities for year 9 History, English and Science classrooms and links to the Australian Curriculum.

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