Mosquito-Borne Viral Diseases (Online CE Course)

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Lynda Britton, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, SM
Reviewer: Rodney E. Rohde, PhD, MS, SV, SM(ASCP)CMMBCM, Reviewer: Julie Ann West, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, SM(ASCP)CM

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This course is intended to serve as an overview of the more commonly occurring mosquito-borne viral diseases around the world, including arboviruses actively causing outbreaks within the United States (eg, Zika and West Nile virus). The epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and methods utilized for laboratory diagnosis of each virus are discussed and supplementary case studies are presented.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 2 hour(s)
Approved through 2/28/2025
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - General (Serology/Immunology): 2 hour(s)
Approved through 2/28/2025


  • Review the epidemiology of the more common mosquito-borne viral diseases (excluding malaria), including dengue, chikungunya, Zika, West Nile, and yellow fever, and the encephalitis-causing viruses, including St. Louis, Eastern Equine, Western Equine, and La Crosse.
  • Describe the clinical manifestations and symptoms of the mosquito-borne viral diseases and encephalitis-causing viruses presented.
  • Identify the laboratory methods available for the diagnosis of the mosquito-borne viruses presented.
  • Solve case studies on the mosquito-borne viral diseases presented.

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Course Outline

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  • Introduction
      • Introduction to Mosquito-borne Arboviruses
      • ArboNET
      • ArboNet data is obtained from which of the following sources?
    • Mosquitoes
  • Dengue Virus
  • Chikungunya
  • Zika Virus
      • Zika Virus
      • Zika Virus History
      • Zika Virus Transmission
      • Zika Clinical Manifestations
      • Zika Laboratory Diagnosis
      • Special Precautions for Zika Virus
      • Zika Case Study
      • CDC Algorithm for Detection of Chikungunya, Dengue, and Zika Viruses
      • To which flavivirus is the Zika virus most closely related?
      • Zika virus is transmitted to humans primarily through:
  • West Nile Virus
      • West Nile Virus (WNV)
      • Epidemiology: WNV in the United States
      • Clinical Manifestations of WNV
      • Laboratory Diagnosis of WNV
      • Prevention of WNV
      • WNV Case Study
      • What is the predominant host (not vector) for West Nile virus (WNV)?
      • In most people, the clinical manifestations of West Nile virus include:
  • Eastern Equine Encephalitis
      • Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)
      • Clinical Manifestations of EEE
      • Laboratory Diagnosis of EEE
      • Horses are the primary reservoir of EEE.
      • Most cases of EEE are seen in which regions of the United States?
  • La Crosse Virus
  • St. Louis Encephalitis Virus
      • St. Louis Encephalitis Virus (SLEV)
      • Epidemiology: SLEV
      • Clinical Manifestations of SLEV
      • Laboratory Diagnosis of SLEV
      • The reservoir hosts of SLEV are:
      • What percentage of SLEV cases are asymptomatic?
  • Yellow Fever
      • Yellow Fever Virus
      • Epidemiology: Yellow Fever
      • Clinical Manifestations of Yellow Fever
      • Laboratory Diagnosis of Yellow Fever
      • Yellow Fever Case Study
      • All of the following are true regarding yellow fever virus, except:
      • Select the true statement regarding the clinical manifestations of yellow fever.
  • Prevention of Mosquito-Borne Viral Diseases
      • Use of Insect Repellents
      • Physical Barriers to Mosquito Bites
      • Prevent Breeding of Mosquitoes
      • The following is true regarding the use of insect repellents for prevention of mosquito-borne viral diseases:
      • Physical barriers to mosquito bites include all of the following, except:
  • References
      • References

Additional Information

Level of instruction: Intermediate

Intended audience: Medical laboratory scientists, medical technologists, and technicians. This course is also appropriate for medical laboratory science students and pathology residents.

Author information: Lynda Britton, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, SM received her BS degree in medical technology from the University of Texas at Arlington and her doctorate from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. She began her career as a bench microbiologist and worked in several states. Currently, Lynda is the Clinical Coordinator for the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA. She is a professor and teaches microbiology and molecular diagnosis.

Reviewer information: Rodney E. Rohde, PhD, MS, SV, SM(ASCP)CMMBCM is the Professor and Chair of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program in the College of Health Professions at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. Dr. Rohde brings his career experiences as a public and clinical microbiologist and infectious disease expert from CDC and the Texas Department of State Health Services Bureau of Laboratories and Zoonosis Control to the classroom. He is also the Associate Dean for Research and has been recognized with multiple research and teaching awards of excellence.
Reviewer information: Julie Ann West, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, SM(ASCP)CM is experienced as a Technical Specialist, Safety Officer, Educator, and Lead in the Veterans Administration Healthcare System, and has prior experience as an Administrative Laboratory Director. Dr. West is certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) and as a Specialist in Microbiology (SM). In addition, Dr. West has earned a PhD in Public Health - Infectious Disease Epidemiology - and is Certified in Public Health (CPH) by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. 
Course Description: This course is intended to serve as an overview of mosquito-borne viral diseases: epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and laboratory diagnosis.

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