OSHR 3104 - Zika Virus: Background and Current Status of This Emerging Health Challenge (Perk Series Lecture)

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

The Zika virus has emerged from an obscure mosquito-transmitted virus in Uganda to a global pandemic. While evidence documents Zika virus circulation throughout West Africa and South East Asia since the 1960’s, the first significant outbreak was not until 2007 in Micronesia. Since that time, Zika virus has spread to the Americas, where disease complications have included Guillan-Barré syndrome and microcephaly.

This lecture will cover background biology and ecology of Zika virus, an update on the current outbreak, an overview of Zika virus research being conducted at CSU, and considerations for Zika virus prevention and control.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.