The tutorial teaches how to play the game. It goes through all the basics of the game. Once you’ve learned everything it has to teach, you are left to complete the game using the knowledge you just learned in the tutorial.
The plague you will be learning with is Bacteria, the only available plague at the very beginning of a newly downloaded game. Like all games, you are first asked to name your disease. Once done, the tutorial loads and you officially start Infectious Disease School.
You are taught how to change the game speed.
You are shown the Disease Menu, with sub-menus Transmission, Symptoms, and Abilities. In Transmission, you evolve Livestock 1. You have a chance to explore the other sub-menus and evolve traits if you choose to.
Exiting the Disease Menu you are shown how to zoom in and out. You are then shown the news ticker, and explained its importance. Exiting this, you can pop some orange bubbles for additional DNA.
If you click on the World Menu you are shown the World, Cure, and Data sub-menus.
You are then given a chance to play a little. Once a new country has been infected for the first time, you will be notified of this, and again instructed to pop the red bubble.
You are then shown the Country Screen for your newly infected county. Once you’ve explored this section and back out to the world map, the tutorial is complete. You can then choose to finish the game, or exit to the main menu. The game encourages you to complete it.
Tutorial is an achievement. It requires that the player finish the tutorial, even if they lose.