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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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