Course Description:

Arthropod vectors such as mosquitoes, ticks, and flies are responsible for transmitting bacteria,viruses, and protozoa diseases of animals. The course will present principles of transmission ofanimal pathogens by insects, mites and ticks. It also discusses basic arthropod biology withspecial attention to biological properties of vectors and their interactions with pathogens. Specialtopics will include the perspective of One Health in controlling Zoonotic and emerging diseases.  

Course Objectives:

After completing this section students should be able to

·       Discusses major groups of arthropod-borne pathogens and vectors

·       Conduct surveillance, investigations, and studies of vector-borne diseases

·       Explain zoonosis and emerging zoonotic diseases

·       Explain the control and prevention strategies of vector-borne diseases 

·       Discusses the causes and prevention strategies of myiasis