Preventing the Zika Virus: Understanding and Controlling the Aedes Mosquito

Discover the science behind the Zika outbreak to understand how it is spread and can be controlled.

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Course Summary

Why to enroll this course?

There's an ongoing outbreak of the Zika virus which began in 2015 in Brazil and follows an outbreak in French Polynesia in 2013.

I'm James Logan, Senior Lecturer in Medical Entomology, and I'm the Lead Educator for Preventing the Zika Virus: Understanding and Controlling the Aedes Mosquito.

The course uses videos, articles, and discussions to introduce you to the Zika virus and the recent outbreaks into context with other vector borne diseases.

Where has Zika could come from, what role does the Aedes mosquito have in its transmission, and, most importantly, how can we control it?

The course is suitable for you if you are healthcare professional or working in a health organisation, a student taking a healthcare or science related degree, a public health advisor, anyone working in control programs for vector borne diseases, or anyone with an interest in learning about the Zika virus and the Aedes mosquito.

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