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Do you prefer to fly or swim? Would you hide or wear a disguise to evade detection? In this game, you can build a parasite and find out what deadly diseases it can cause.

Play Build a parasite

This game is best played on a mobile device.

Learning outcomes


Learn the ways parasites transport into a host.


Learn ways that parasites can enter the human body.


Learn the ways parasites can avoid being caught.


Learn how we fight against parasites. 

Parasites: Battle for Survival

Learn more about these five tropical diseases and the parasites that cause them in our interactive exhibition and discover how scientific research taking place in Scotland is leading the way in this field. Parasites: Battle for Survival is on display at the National Museum of Scotland from 6 Dec 2019 - 19 Apr 2020.

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