53118 Vector Control

Course Description

In this course will cover the various diseases that are transmitted through vectors, such as insects, rodents or other disease transmitting agents that pose great danger to our communities. These diseases sometimes come in epidemics that cause very high levels of fatalities.
This course focuses on of the following topics: (Introduction to Vector diseases; effects of global warming and climate change to vector borne diseases; Principles Of Vector Control; banchroft’s filariasis; onchocerciasis; trypanosomiasis; yellow fever; relapsing fever; dracunculosis (guinea worm); leishmaniasis; the plague and schistosomiasis)

Learning Objective

  • At the end of this course the students should be able to:
  • 1. Identify common vector borne diseases within your working environments
  • 2. Discuss the principles of vector control
  • 3. Describe the spread of vector borne diseases
  • 4. Diagnose and describe the management of vector borne diseases



Books for this Course

  • 1. Vector borne disease control notes, AMREF Allan and Nesta & Ferguson Trust
  • 2. Pest and Vector Control by H. F. van Emden, & M. W. Service

Times Offered

  • February 2016
  • June 2016

Course Prerequisite