The rise in global temperatures associated with changes in climate and land use are major drivers of global environmental change resulting in biodiversity loss, altered microclimates, and shifts in the burden and distribution of arthropod vectors, effectively expanding the geographic regions at risk for vector-borne diseases (VBDs). The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a different type of crisis as surveillance and control of vectors, as well as VBDs, eroded as public health organizations were forced to redirect most of their attention, workforce, and resources to quell the pandemic.
To address these issues, the Vector-Borne Diseases Laboratory (VBDL) of the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil, The Ohio State University Global One Health initiative (GOHi), USA, and worldwide research partners invite undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, health professionals, diagnostics companies, and decision makers to attend the Epidemiology of Vector-Borne Diseases course from September 27 to October 1, 2021 beginning at 8 a.m. EDT.
The Global One Health initiative maintains the future of vector-borne diseases management must involve a fully integrated, adaptive approach to human, animal, and environmental health. The course will use a transdisciplinary approach to enhance research, identify and address gaps in knowledge, and optimize approaches to surveillance and control.
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