'Infectious' is the world's first epidemic simulation at Trinity College's Science Gallery.
An interactive exhibition designed to show the public how easily disease and infections spread.
An interactive video display shows how quickly disease can spread worldwide.
RTÉ News reporter Ailbhe Conneely becomes infected and decontaminated as part of the simulation. Luke O'Neill, Professor of Biochemistry at Trinity College explains how a laboratory has been created in the gallery based on his research into a gene that protects against malaria.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 16 April 2009. The reporter is Ailbhe Conneely.