Introduction to Marburg Virus Disease

This course introduces Marburg Virus Disease and outlines the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, transmission routes and epidemiology of the disease. It also discusses prevention and control strategies.

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En mode autodidacte
Langue: English

Informations sur le cours

This course is also available in:

Français - Español - Kiswahili - Dholuo - Kirundi

Overview: Marburg virus disease is a zoonotic disease that has resulted in several outbreaks. It has the potential to cause severe disease and death in humans. The 2018 annual review of the WHO R&D Blueprint list of priority diseases indicates that there is an urgent need for accelerated research and development for the Marburg virus. This introductory course provides an overview of the signs, symptoms, transmission routes, diagnosis, and epidemiology of the disease. It also discusses prevention and control strategies.

Learning objectives: By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the signs, symptoms, and transmission routes of Marburg virus disease (MVD)
  • Describe the main prevention and control measures to respond to MVD outbreaks
  • List key public health concerns during a Marburg virus disease outbreak.

Course duration: Approximately 1 hour.

Certificates: A Confirmation of Participation is available to participants who complete 100% of the course material.

Contenu du cours

  • Introduction to Marburg Virus Disease

  • Additional resources (Swahili and Haya):

    In this section, you will find the FAQ and Fact sheets translated into Swahili and Haya.

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Certificate Requirements

  • Obtenez une attestation de participation en complétant au moins 100% du matériel du cours.