miércoles, 13 de mayo de 2015

CDC Grand Rounds Presents “Dengue and Chikungunya in Our Backyard: Preventing Aedes Mosquito-Borne Diseases,” on Tuesday, May 19 at 1 p.m. (EDT)

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We are pleased to present the May session of CDC Public Health Grand Rounds, “Dengue and Chikungunya in Our Backyard: Preventing Aedes Mosquito-Borne Diseases.” This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, May 19, at 1 p.m. (EDT) at http://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds.

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 or chikungunya, controlling mosquito populations and reducing bites are currently the most effective prevention measures.

This session of Grand Rounds will highlight the importance of preventing Aedes mosquito-borne diseases and the need for improved diagnostic, prevention and control measures.

Future Grand Rounds topics include “Measles Elimination: Global Progress and Challenges” and an encore presentation of “Climate Change and Health – From Science to Practice.”

Email your questions about this topic before or during the session. Follow us on Twitter #cdcgrandrounds

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
For non-CDC staff or those outside of the CDC firewall:
live external webcast will be available.  Presentations are archived and posted 48 hours after each session.  Due to security measures at CDC’s Roybal campus, non-CDC staff who wish to attend these sessions in person must have prior clearance and a U.S. state-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, US passport).

Names of non-CDC staff (both domestic and international) should be submitted to the Grand Rounds Team Please note that all information for international visitors must be submitted at least 10 days in advance.

Grand Rounds is available for Continuing Education.
ALL Continuing Education hours for Public Health Grand Rounds (PHGR) are issued online through the CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online system.  If you have questions, e-mail or call Learner Support at 1-800-418-7246 (1-800-41TRAIN).

Those who attend PHGR either in person, Envision, IPTV, or “web on demand” and who wish to receive continuing education must complete the online seminar evaluation. Thirty days from the initial seminar the course number will change to WD2346 and will be available for continuing education until February 18, 2016.  The course code for PHGR is PHGR10.

Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratorians, others


  1. List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
  2. Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
  3. Identify one key prevention science research gap.
  4. Name one key indicator by which progress and meeting prevention goals is measured.

CE certificates can be printed from your computer immediately upon completion of your online evaluation.  A cumulative transcript of all CDC/ATSDR CE’s obtained through the TCE Online System will be maintained for each user.  We hope that this will assist CDC staff and other public health professionals to fulfill the requirements for their professional licenses and certificates.

Learn more about continuing education on the Grand Rounds website.

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