Zika: Introduction

This introductory level online course aims to equip frontline responders with introductory level knowledge to manage the Zika virus in case of an outbreak. By the end of this course participants should be able to describe the disease and transmission, identify key preventive actions, and list the main challenges in prevention and control.

**Please note: This course was developed in 2018. For the latest updates, please refer to the relevant health topics on the WHO website.

Self-paced
Language: English
Basic (Basique), Normative

Course information

Overview: Welcome to the introductory-level online course on Zika virus, a disease caused by a Flavivirus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes. It emerged in 2015/2016 and although typically a mild disease consequences of infection can be severe. Zika is a cause of microcephaly and other congenital malformations and Guillain-Barré Syndrome.

This course provides a general introduction to the disease through downloadable presentations, transcripts, and quizzes that can be reviewed at your own pace.

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

  • describe the disease and transmission;
  • identify key preventive actions;
  • list the main challenges in prevention and control.

Course duration: Approximately 1 hour.

Certificates: A Confirmation of Participation is available to participants who complete at least 80% of the course materials.

Course contents

  • Zika :

    Zika virus disease is caused by a Flavivirus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes. It emerged in 2015/2016, and although typically a mild disease, consequences of the infection can be severe.

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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Confirmation of Participation by completing at least 80% of the course material.