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Further study

If you’ve enjoyed this course and are keen to explore further study, why not check out our distance learning programme in Infectious Diseases which can be taken as a post-graduate …

Challenges in controlling mosquitoes

As dengue and other insect-transmitted diseases have increased globally, vector control interventions using insecticides have been employed. Unfortunately, in some areas the process of natural selection has favoured mosquitoes that …

New vector control methods

We have already looked at the various methods being used to manage mosquitoes as a way of preventing the spread of Zika. Unfortunately, the occurrence of insecticide resistance and the …

Why Are Randomised Controlled Trials Important?

Vector control interventions are the backbone of many disease control programmes, but there are repeated problems with vector control studies. In this article we summarise the findings of a recent …

How can we support those affected by Zika?

A great deal of fear and uncertainty surrounds the Zika virus, and this is particularly true for those at the greatest risk of complications from the disease. What advice and …

Course acknowledgements

Lead Educator: Professor James Logan Course Mentors: Dr Robert Jones and Dr Vanessa Chen-Hussey Course Hosts: George Christopher and Josie Gallo Many people have been involved in the development of …

Gaps in our knowledge: virology and testing

In the second of two steps reflecting upon the need for better quality studies, Professor Rosanna Peeling debates the pros and cons of the diagnostic tests we currently have to …

Summary of Week 3 and the course

We have now reached the end of both Week 3 and the course itself. Over the past 3 weeks we have heard from experts from around the world, exploring the …

Next steps

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health, with over 4000 students and more than 1000 …

Case study: control methods in the field

In this step we hear from Dr Juliana Quintero, a Colombian epidemiologist and medical doctor working in the Public Health Division at the Fundación Santa Fe de Bogota. Dr Quintero …

How else can travellers protect themselves?

Ensuring complete protection from mosquito bites when travelling to foreign countries is difficult. Travelling light, sleeping outside, and using public transport can frequently make it even more challenging. However, there …

Case study: exploring links with Guillain-Barré

In this step, Dr Beatriz Parra from the University of Valle highlights some of the research being conducted in Colombia around the potential neurological complications of Zika virus disease. She …
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