This computer-generated image depicts Hygeia Philo, the CDC's lead avatar in the virtual world of Second Life. This image was taken in preparation for the 'Virtual Worlds 2007', Spring Conference, where, Ms. Philo's creator, Dr. John Anderton, explained the CDC's interest in virtual world development. Designed to be the modern muse of health, Hygeia serves as lead health spokesperson, and health educator in this new virtual space. See PHIL 10002, 10005, 10007, 10008, 10009, 10011, 10012, 10013, 10015, and 10016 for additional images of Ms. Philo.
CDC/ John P. Anderton, PhD, MPA
November 26, 2012