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Publication Date

Spring 2018


This course introduces students to important vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, including endemic and emerging zoonoses of historic and contemporary importance in the USA and from a global perspective. It provides an overview of the epidemiology of major vector-borne diseases, the biology of their vectors and animal reservoir and their interaction with pathogens. It discusses the dynamics and principles of pathogen transmission, examines current approaches to vector and disease surveillance, and summarizes the public health challenges associated with control and prevention of these diseases and proper use of pesticides and other environmentally safe methods.

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Public Health Commons