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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

This game was produced as part of Parasites: Battle for Survival, an interactive exhibition which ran at the National Museum of Scotland from 6 December 2019 to 19 April 2020.

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