Encephalitis: Mosquito-borne Diseases (including West Nile Virus)
The purpose of this course is to outline the mosquito-borne diseases, arboviral encephalitides (such as West Nile virus), symptoms, treatment, and methods to prevent infection.

Course Publication Date: May 30, 2019

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
Course No:EMD051319
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Pediatric Medicine
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss 3 primary mosquitoes involved in transmission of arboviruses.
  • Discuss 3 types of sensors mosquitoes use to locate prey.
  • List and describe at least 8 measures to prevent mosquito bites.
  • List at least 6 arboviruses that can infect humans.
  • Describe common symptoms related to equine encephalitis infections in humans, western and eastern.
  • Discuss treatment options for arboviral encephalitides.
  • Discuss Japanese encephalitis.
  • Describe 4 different types of West Nile infection.
  • Describe the neurological symptoms related to West Nile meningitis/encephalitis.
  • Describe West Nile acute flaccid paralysis.
  • Discuss St. Louis encephalitis.
  • List at least 4 California-related encephalitis arboviruses.
  • Discuss La Cross encephalitis.
  • Discuss concerns regarding arboviruses in the United States.


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