Taiwan CDC’s personified disease illustrations go viral in US

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/10/24
By:  Central News Agency

(Facebook, TWCDC photo)

.A series of illustrations commissioned by Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) showing various diseases as anime characters has caught on in the United States after being uploaded on the meme sharing platform 9GAG.

The series, which was launched in 2018 to build public health awareness among people under 35, has rolled out illustrations of26 diseases to date, the most recent of which, released last week, was COVID-19.

Each re-imagined illness appears as the cover model on the magazine "Disease," with their appearance, outfit, accessories, and even the background art representing aspects of the disease pathology, while the cover blurbs offer tips on how to stay healthy.

After capturing the interest of Japanese netizens last year, the illustrations caught on in the U.S. this week after a user uploaded them to 9GAG, which shared them on its Facebook page under the caption "Why are they so attractive?"    [FULL  STORY]

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