Chagas Disease: What U.S. Clinicians Need to Know This course is designed to educate clinicians about Chagas disease in the United States. Lesson 1 covers basic epidemiology, including a detailed life cycle of Trypanosoma cruzi (the causative agent) and risk factors for acquiring the disease. Lesson 2 discusses phases and manifestations of Chagas disease. Lesson 3 covers laboratory diagnosis, clinical evaluation, and treatment options. This course also includes three patient scenarios so that participants have the opportunity to think critically about diagnosing and treating Chagas.
Malaria 101 for the Health Care Provider This course is a web-based training course designed to teach clinicians about the epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of malaria. Lesson 1 provides some background on malaria and discusses the epidemiology of malaria. Lesson 2 discusses the prevention of malaria in travelers. Lesson 3 reviews the diagnosis and treatment of malaria. After the lessons, three clinical scenarios will be presented.
CDC Bottle Bioassay The CDC bottle bioassay determines if a particular formulation (combination of the active ingredient in the insecticide and inactive ingredients) is able to kill an insect vector, such as a mosquito, at a specific location at a given time. It can detect resistance to insecticides in mosquitoes and other insects. The technique is simple, rapid, and economical, compared with alternatives. The results can help guide the choice of insecticide used for spraying.