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Zika Virus - What You Need To Know

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Zika Virus - What You Need To Know
  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned of the "explosive" spread in the number of Zika virus infections given the wide geographical distribution of the mosquito vector and that there could be 3-4 million Zika infections in the Americas over the next year. Scientists are working on potential vaccines but have warned that they do not expect to have a vaccine available in 2016. This free online course about the Zika virus covers key information points about the disease and its health implications, especially in relation to pregnant women as it has been linked to thousands of birth defects in South America. The course covers topics such as the current geographic spread of the disease, important aspects of symptoms and diagnosis, potential treatments in relation to the development of vaccines against the virus, methods for prevention, and also information about the disease for pregnant women. This course will be of great interest to any learner who lives in or near regions where an outbreak of the Zika virus has occurred and who would like to learn more about the virus and how to avoid becoming infected. It will also be of great interest to all health workers who would like a free resource to help individuals and communities better understand the Zika virus and how an outbreak of it can be controlled.

  • Having completed this course you will be able to:
    - Describe the current geographic spread of the disease;
    - Describe symptoms and diagnosis of the disease;
    - Describe the efforts to produce a vaccine against the virus;
    - Describe methods for preventing the spread of the virus;
    - Explain the potential health implications of the disease for pregnant women.

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    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 2 )
  • ZIKA VIRUS - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
  • Zika Virus - What You Need To Know - Resource Documents
  • Module 1: Zika Virus - What You Need To Know
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Zika Virus - What You Need to Know
    • Information for Health Care Providers
    • Key Questions for Pregnant Women
    • Lesson Summary
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 2: Zika Virus Assessment
    • Zika Virus Assessment
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 1: Zika Virus - What You Need To Know
This module explains key information points about the disease and its health implications, especially in relation to pregnant women. You will learn about the current geographic spread of the disease, important aspects of symptoms and diagnosis, potential treatments in realtion to the development of vaccines against the virus, methods for prevention, and also information about the disease for pregnant women.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 2: Zika Virus Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours

  • Publisher

    Advance Learning

  • Video

    No

  • Audio

    No

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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