Introduction to Dengue

Dengue is a viral infection caused by the dengue virus (DENV), transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. An estimated 100-400 million infections occur each year. This course provides an introduction to dengue. It provides an overview of the causative organism, vector, transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the disease.

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Self-paced
Language: English
Current outbreaks, Dengue

Course information

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Overview: Dengue is a mosquito borne viral disease that causes an estimated 100-400 million infections each year. This course provides an introduction to dengue. It provides an overview of the epidemiology, transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the disease.

Course duration: Approximately 30 minutes.

Certificates: A Certificate of Achievement will be available to participants who score at least 80% of the total points available in the final assessment. Participants who receive a Certificate of Achievement can also download an Open Badge for this course. Click here to learn how.

What you'll learn

  • Outline the causative organism and vector of dengue
  • List the symptoms of dengue
  • Describe how dengue can be diagnosed and treated
  • Describe preventive measures for dengue.

Course contents

  • Introduction to Dengue:

    This introductory module will go through the epidemiology, transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of dengue. A self-assessment quiz is available at the end of the course.

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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 80% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.