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Intermediate Level
Approx. 13 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Introducing Zika virus, its vectors and its hosts

2 hours to complete
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 hosts30m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Following the tracks of Zika virus

1 hour to complete
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 virus30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Prevention and control

2 hours to complete
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 control30m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

1 hour to complete
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 treatment30m

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