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Dengue and Chikungunya in Our Backyard: Preventing Aedes Mosquito-Borne Diseases (an Encore Presentation)

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 1 pm EDT

Rebroadcast from May 19, 2015

Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes are the primary vectors for dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, and Zika viruses. Taken together, these viruses account for almost 100 million cases of mosquito-borne disease per year. Globally, dengue is the most important mosquito-borne viral disease. In the last 50 years, incidence has increased 30-fold by expanding into new countries and new areas. Chikungunya often occurs in large outbreaks with high infection rates, affecting more than a third of the population in areas where the virus is circulating. In 2014, more than a million cases were reported worldwide. While Chikungunya disease rarely results in death, the symptoms can be severe and disabling.

Outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases depend on many factors and are especially difficult to predict, prevent and control. Because there are no licensed vaccines available to prevent dengue, chikungunya, or Zika virus, controlling mosquito populations and reducing bites are currently the most effective prevention measures.

This session of Grand Rounds highlighted the importance of preventing Aedes mosquito-borne diseases and the need for improved diagnostic, prevention and control measures. This topic is especially important in light of the recent and ongoing outbreak of Zika virus.

Presentation

May 2015

Dr. Phoebe Thorpe and Dr. Marc Fischer discuss the diseases transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitos and some practical ways individuals can protect themselves.

Individuals should limit exposure to mosquitos by

  • Using repellants when outdoors
  • Emptying standing water sources around their homes
  • Wearing long pants and long-sleeves and
  • Ensuring that window and door screens are intact

Providers should

  • Take advantage of CDC’s clinical case management training
  • Be aware of signs and symptoms of mosquito-borne diseases

Dengue and Chikungunya in Our Backyard: Preventing Aedes Mosquito-Borne Diseases (an Encore Presentation)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 

In this session of Beyond the Data, Dr. Phoebe Thorpe and Dr. Sonja Rasmussen discuss Zika virus and the link to birth defects. Tune in to hear how pregnant women and health care providers can work together for prevention.

Dengue and Chikungunya in Our Backyard: Preventing Aedes Mosquito-Borne Diseases (an Encore Presentation)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 

In this session of Beyond the Data, Dr. Phoebe Thorpe and Dr. Ronald Rosenberg discuss Zika virus and the mosquitoes that transmit it. Tune in to hear what steps you can take to protect yourself and your family.

2016 Beyond the Data Interviews Presented by:

Sonja Rasmussen, MD, MS
Editor-in-Chief, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
Director, Division of Public Health Information Dissemination
Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, CDC

Ronald Rosenberg, ScD
Associate Director for Science, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases
National Center for Environmental Health, CDC
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC

Original Content Presented By:

Marc Fischer, MD, MPH
Chief, Surveillance and Epidemiology Activity, Arboviral Diseases Branch
Division of Vector-Borne Diseases
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC
“Dengue, Chikungunya and Other Aedes Mosquito-Borne Diseases”

Thomas W. Scott, PhD
Professor and Director, Vector-Borne Disease Laboratory
Department of Entomology and Nematology
University of California, Davis
“The Status and Frontiers of Vector Control”

Harold Margolis, MD
Branch Chief, Dengue Branch
Division of Vector-Borne Diseases
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC
“Prevention Strategies for Aedes Mosquito-Borne Diseases”

Facilitated By:

John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Director, Public Health Grand Rounds

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Continuing Education

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  • Page last reviewed: July 5, 2016
  • Page last updated: July 5, 2016
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