Vector-borne diseases account for nearly a fifth of all infectious diseases, causing more than 700 000 global deaths annually.* Yet the information and research on Vector Borne disease in Australiasia is primarily focused on viral pathogens transmitted by mosquitoes. The awareness of pathogens carried and transmitted by other vectors such as ticks, fleas, biting flies and mites is limited.
In this webinar Karen Smith, Director of PANDIS and Founder of Lyme Australia Recognition & Awareness, discusses the key information on these diseases that medical and health practitioners need to be across to ensure they can adequately support patients presenting with these types of conditions.
You will learn:
- An introduction into the numerous pathogens (Bacterial, Viral and Parasitic) carried by various vectors in Australiasia and how they may present clinically.
- How zoonotic infections (such as Q Fever, Leptospirosis, Chlamydophila psittaci) and other community acquired infections (Mycoplasma and Chlamydophila pneumoniae) can complicate the clinical presentation.
- About a brief patient case study, with the discussion focusing on various symptoms and tests that may help with investigations of vector borne diseases.
- The Department of Health (DOH) current stance on Vector Borne disease.
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1st, December 2020
Director of PANDIS and Founder of Lyme Australia Recognition & Awareness Karen is an academic whose research skills were highlighted when undertaking her four year Bachelor of Psychology with Honours degree in which she graduated with First Class Honours. When continuing on to do her PhD, Karen was awarded the…View More