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Overview: The past two decades have witnessed changes in how humans live. Travel and trade, rapid urbanization, limited access to health care as well as environmental degradation and other trends all create the conditions for epidemics to thrive and grow. At the same time, the science and knowledge around infectious hazards are constantly evolving, demanding better response to health emergencies. This introductory level online course aims to equip frontline responders with the latest know-how to manage outbreaks of known and emerging epidemic-prone diseases in the 21st century. This course focuses on 13 infectious hazards: Avian influenza, cholera, Ebola, Lassa fever, Leptospirosis, Meningitis, MERS, Pandemic influenza, Plague, Rift Valley fever, Seasonal influenza, Yellow fever and Zika. It offers the most relevant scientific, technical and operational knowledge through video presentations and self-tests. We hope that you will be encouraged to participate in a discussion board to share the first-hand experiences of your work and to gain new insights from other experts working in this field.
Learning objective: Gain the latest know-how on managing outbreaks of major infectious hazards with pandemic and epidemic potential.
Course duration: Approximately 6 hours.
Certificates: No certificate available at this time.