WNV Prevention : Training and Health Education Materials
this page offers WNV health education materials for use by health and public health professionals. there is also a self-study training course on mosquitoes of public health importance.
Health Education Materials/Resources
|Information and Guidance for Clinicians|
|Educational Materials for Individuals and Communities|
|Professional Training Materials|
Materials are in public domain and can be reproduced. To obtain physical copies when available, please contact us.
Brochures and Other Print Materials
|West Nile Virus a risk you can do something about.(225 KB/2 pages) |
Spanish version(371 KB/2 pages)
Designed for distribution to the general public, this brochure briefly covers West Nile virus-related illnesses and focuses on strategies for avoiding mosquito bites. Bold yellow and black design. 4-color, two-sides.
|Repellent Use Educational Materials for Lower-Literacy Spanish–Speaking Audiences (2006) |
Fotonovela-style outreach materials targeted to migrant agricultural workers or other Spanish-speaking audiences, includes poster, 8 ½ by 11 and pocket-sized materials. Only in Spanish. Limited paper versions available.
|“How Do I Choose an Insect Repellent?” (2007) (173 KB/1 page) |
Handout/small poster to help people weed through the options for repellent use against mosquitoes and ticks. Ideal for patient waiting rooms, public health departments, etc. Only available online. 11X17 size PDF (574KB/1page)
|West Nile Virus and Transplant Recipients.(2 MB/2 pages) |
People who have received a solid organ transplant may be at up to 40 times greater risk for developing severe WNV disease if bitten by an infected mosquito. this brochure informs organ transplant recipients of this risk and ways to protect themselves. Ideal for health care providers who see these patients, any group doing outreach to this population and transplant recipients themselves. Limited paper versions available.
Public Service Announcements
|“Keep It Close”|
|30 sec TV and 30 and 15 second radio spots focus on repellent use to reduce disease risk, Produced 2006. 2002 PSA “Tell Mosquitoes to Buzz Off” also available ; requires RealOne Player to view online. Beta (video) and CDs (audio) available.|
|“Fight the Bite” Toolkit|
| Toolkit for state and local health departments and other partners to raise awareness about WNV and prevention. |
this kit was produced in 2005/2006 and contains strategies for education and outreach, templates for brochures, media and community outreach, a template for conducting a focus group, “Fight the Bite” logos in Spanish and English and other materials. A health department of mosquito control program can have a WNV program in a box with these materials, customizable for local use. Materials online/limited CDs available.
| All WNV Conf Presentations by year, 2001 - 2006 |
Presentation topics include: surveillance, lessons learned and future research directions, diagnostics and virology, and welcome and call to order presentation