Science popularization exhibition on food-borne parasites opens in Shanghai
Shanghai's first original science popularization exhibition on food-borne parasites, titled "Parasites on the Tip of Tongue," opened in the B1 temporary exhibition hall of the Shanghai Natural History Museum (SNHM) on Sept 2.
The themed exhibition was jointly sponsored by the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases (Research Center on Tropical Diseases) under the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), the Shanghai Society for Parasitology, and the SNHM.
At the opening ceremony, the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases of the China CDC donated precious parasitic specimens to the museum.
The exhibition aimed to further promote the popularization of scientific knowledge and improve the public's understanding and prevention awareness of food-borne parasitic diseases. It consisted of four sections, focusing on the classification and distribution of parasites, their living environment, vectors, hosts, life history, infection routes and dangers, and the prevention and control of parasites.
There were also puzzle games for visitors to engage in an immersive tour and better understand the the science behind food-borne parasites.
The science popularization exhibition will last for three months and organize a series of lectures and interactive activities to allow citizens to learn about more parasites and enhance their prevention awareness and capabilities.
Shi Xiaoming, deputy director general of China CDC, delivers a speech. [Photo/chinacdc.cn]
The National Institute of Parasitic Diseases of the China CDC donated precious parasitic specimens to the Shanghai Natural History Museum.[Photo/chinacdc.cn]