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Zika Virus - What You Need To Know Course


Zika Virus - What You Need To Know
Zika Virus - What You Need To Know

Learn about the Zika virus and its health implications.


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Course Description

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.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 62 votes
Course Title: Zika Virus - What You Need To Know
Course #: 901
Course Publisher: Advance Learning
Course Category: 13
Content Origin:
Course Description: 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.
License: Not for download or distribution.
Release Date: 29th January 2016
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: None
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Lower High/ Secondary School
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Adane CAmpbell
    Adane CAmpbell Jamaica The Zika virus has just reached my country with just one confirmed case. I am very concerned with the prevalence of this disease especially with the severe threat to pregnant women. Public education is the key to eradicate this once and for all. The way we dispose of our garbage is one again in the forefront as mosquito breeding sites are growing with improper disposals. More care in the homes are specially needed as we sometimes find mosquito breeding sites in the least expected areas. Places like schools and churches should take the initiative to keep our environment clean. this in the end will be better for us, i guess, until a vaccine is found. This course is at the most opportune time as i am happy that i can be informed of some of the information that is really unknown. 2016-02-01 21:02:58
  • Modicia Martin
    Modicia Martin Trinidad and Tobago I have no opinion about Zika virus all what I know is what I read, I do not even know what are the symptoms. 2016-01-30 21:01:56
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