Tropical Diseases in the US: Dengue and Malaria
The purpose of this course is to outline the mosquito-borne diseases, dengue and malaria, symptoms, treatment, and methods to prevent infection.

Course Publication Date: May 29, 2019

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Author:Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
Course No:TROP051319
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Learning Objectives
  • Describe how mosquitoes transmit diseases.
  • List and describe 5 types of mosquito-borne diseases.
  • List the 4 serotypes of dengue fever.
  • Discuss the historical spread of dengue.
  • List the 4 clinical syndromes of dengue and differentiate among them: undifferentiated fever, classic dengue fever, dengue hemorrhagic fever, and dengue shock syndrome.
  • Describe treatment protocols for dengue infections.
  • Explain at least 6 methods to prevent dengue.
  • Discuss the progress of infection in malaria.
  • Discuss the history of malaria in the United States.
  • Describe manifestations of infection associated with 4 different species of Plasmodium.
  • Explain the difference between uncomplicated and severe malaria.
  • Discuss 5 different diagnostic procedures used for malaria.
  • Discuss treatment options for infection with Plasmodium.
  • Explain CDC guidelines to prevent malaria.


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