You hear about infectious diseases in the news – new diseases emerging, old ones re-emerging, resistant bacteria. What does it all mean? Disease Detectives is a traveling exhibition about microbiology that puts visitors in the role of infectious-disease-fighting detectives. This interactive exhibition invites visitors to investigate a case by meeting a series of patients, interpreting their lab tests and exploring their environment to learn more about infectious disease transmission and prevention. Each case highlights a different mode of disease transmission and the relevant illnesses. Hands-on topics include an introduction to diseases and disease research, and the types of food-, water-, airborne- and animal-borne diseases. The exhibition was developed by the Science Museum of Minnesota.