Mosquito, Tick, and Vector-Borne Illnesses

Learning objectives

  • Describe what vector-borne illnesses are and how they are transmitted.
  • Identify common vectors, the diseases they carry, and the environments in which they may be encountered.
  • Recognize symptoms of more-common vector-borne disease infections.
  • Identify effective ways of limiting exposure to tick-borne and mosquito-borne diseases.
  • Describe how to check for and safely remove ticks.

Course overview

In this lesson, you will learn about the most-common vector-borne diseases and how you can avoid exposure and infection. You will learn general treatment guidelines; however, any treatment-related information provided in this lesson does not constitute medical advice and is not a substitute for evaluation by a qualified healthcare professional.

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