Vectors of Disease in Disasters


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Course Description
This course consists of two parts. Part one will discuss vectors of health importance in a disaster. This part will address vectors such as mosquitoes, flies, ticks, fleas and rodents. It will also focus on the factors affecting transmission of vectors of disease and methods of control. Part two will discuss evaluation and control strategies in a disaster. Information will be provided regarding the safe use of pesticides, technical information necessary for evaluating the need for vector and rodent control, and discussion regarding the formulation of national training programs for the evaluation and control of vector-borne diseases after a natural disaster. *Podcasting is available for this course.

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Target Audience
Public health professional seeking information on the transmission of vectors of disease and methods of control.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify vector-borne diseases in disasters
  2. Discuss major vectors of health importance encountered in disasters
  3. Design strategies for vector control
  4. Describe the safe use of pesticides
  5. Discuss the appropriate methods to monitor and evaluate vector control programs

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)
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Professional/Disciplinary Competencies
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Online/ Self-study

Credit /CEU
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4 hrs.

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Course Publication Date
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