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My primary public health interest is the reemerging arboviral infections (e.g., dengue) that are increasing in incidence, expanding into new geographic areas, affecting new populations, and are threatening to increase in the near future, especially following a natural disaster (e.g., hurricanes). The goal of the dengue lecture series is to promote the recognition of dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever and improve the understanding of factors involved in prevention, surveillance and control of the
Aedes aegypti mosquito, the principal mosquito vector of dengue virus.
The purpose of these lectures is to accelerate learning and development of an effective dengue prevention and control response plan. The theme of the presentations is awareness and learning. The general nature of a dengue fever outbreak threat and the resultant need for a well-designed preparation response and recovery create a demand for services and resources that cuts across an array of responsible and affected stakeholders.
Upon completion of these presentations, the learner should be able to:
1. Examine and explain the growing significance of dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever in public health.
2. Focus on effective prevention and risk reduction strategies, and how to integrate school,
family, and the community into prevention programs.
3. Emphasizes the practical application of field research in the management and control of the dengue vector: Aedes aegypti.
4. Describe an interdisciplinary team approach to achieving success with prevention and control programs among communities and local health care workers