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    Intermediate Level

    Approx. 11 hours to complete

    Suggested: 5 hours...

    English

    Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish

    Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

    Week
    1
    1 hour to complete

    Introducing Zika virus, its vectors and its hosts

    5 videos (Total 36 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
    5 videos
    1.1 Emergence of Zika virus and its different hosts and vectors - Interview with Prof. Duane Gubler8m
    1.2 Cycle of Zika virus and its vector-travelling togetherInterview with Dr. Anna-Bella Failloux8m
    1.3 What about sexual transmission of Zika virus and persistency? - Interview with Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove2m
    Extra - Multi Aedes: mosquito in many places and host of many viruses - Interview with Prof. Patrice Bourée3m
    3 readings
    Helpful websites regarding the Zika phenomenon10m
    Recommended readings10m
    Recommended video links10m
    1 practice exercise
    Introducing Zika virus, its vectors and its hosts14m
    Week
    2
    1 hour to complete

    Following the tracks of Zika virus

    6 videos (Total 28 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
    6 videos
    2.2 Climate, vectors, and virus: a long-term love story - Interview with Ass. Prof. Aline Philibert8m
    2.3 El Niño or La Niña may influence Aedes distribution time - Interview with Prof. Antoine Flahault4m
    2.4 Introduction of Zika outbreak in Brazil - Interview with Prof. Aluisio Cotrim Segurado4m
    2.5 Particularities of Zika introduction in Brazil - Interview with Prof. Paolo Zanotto2m
    Extra - Networking between laboratories to better counteract Zika virus - Interview with Prof. Paolo Zanotto3m
    2 readings
    Recommended readings10m
    Recommended video links10m
    1 practice exercise
    Following the tracks of Zika virus14m
    Week
    3
    1 hour to complete

    Prevention and control

    7 videos (Total 37 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
    7 videos
    3.2 Who and how to protect the persons at the frontline of virus emergence? - Interview with Dr. Frédéric Simard2m
    3.3 How can we protect ourselves from Zika? - Interview with Prof. Patrice Bourée2m
    3.4 Molecular analysis of insecticide resistance in major mosquito vectors: from mechanisms to resistance management - Interview with Prof. John Vontas12m
    3.5 Wolbachia infections in mosquitoes to control Zika - Interview with Prof. Scott O'Neill7m
    Extra - Extra activities to better prevent and care epidemics in French Guyana - Interview with Prof. Patrice Bourée1m
    Extra - New research on vector control - Interview with Ass. Prof. John Vontas3m
    2 readings
    Recommended readings10m
    Recommended video links10m
    1 practice exercise
    Prevention and control14m
    Week
    4
    1 hour to complete

    Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

    6 videos (Total 27 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
    6 videos
    4.2 Paradox between strong technology and limitation in clinical investigation - Interview with Prof. Laurent Kaiser6m
    4.3 Challenges for clinical and biochemical diagnosis - Interview with Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove1m
    4.4 Diagnostic challenges during Zika epidemic in Brazil - Interview with Prof. Ester Sabino3m
    4.5 Vaccine, where are we? - Interview with Dr. Paulo Lee Ho5m
    4.6 Experience from Dengue vaccine, a blessing for Zika research - Interview with Dr. In-Kyu Yoon3m
    2 readings
    Recommended readings10m
    Recommended video links10m
    1 practice exercise
    Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment14m

    Instructors

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    Antoine Flahault

    Professor of Public Health and Director of the Institute of Global Health (Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva) and co-Director of Centre Virchow-Villermé (Université Paris Descartes)
    University of Geneva and Université Paris Descartes – Sorbonne Paris Cité
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    Aline Philibert (In Partnership with UNIGE)

    Assistant Professor
    Université Paris Descartes – Sorbonne Paris Cité and Université du Québec à Montréal (UQUÀM)
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    Arnaud Fontanet (in Partnership with UNIGE)

    Director Center for Global Health – Head of Emerging Diseases Epidemiology Unit
    Institut Pasteur
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    Henri-Jean Philippe (In Partnership with UNIGE)

    Gynecologist, Obstetrician - Head of Department at the Hôpital Cochin
    Université Paris Descartes

    About University of Geneva

    Founded in 1559, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is one of Europe's leading universities. Devoted to research, education and dialogue, the UNIGE shares the international calling of its host city, Geneva, a centre of international and multicultural activities with a venerable cosmopolitan tradition....

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