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Infecting Minds

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Children from Lincoln Middle School got a dose of information on bacteria and infection control at Mayo Clinic Health System today.

From a very qualified source, a surgeon. The seventh graders learned about some of the most influential people in history when it comes to germs and bacteria. They also learned about the first microscope and the contributions that technology made to the medical community.

But the pinnacle of the trip for many of the students was getting to see an appendectomy from the inside of the patient.

"I think its important because we're learning on cells and bacteria and diseases. So, it will really help on the cell unit and cell body," said 7th grader Terrell Sanders.

Terrell added that the information learned today gave some helpful background to what the class is learning about cells, viruses, and bacteria.

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