Dengue in the Landscape : A threat to public health

TitleDengue in the Landscape : A threat to public health
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsRusch, HL, Perry, J
Corporate AuthorsNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo,
Date Published08/2011
PublisherNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo
KeywordsClimate , Dengue , ECOLOGY , ENVIRONMENTAL ethics , Environmental Sciences , MEDICINE , PUBLIC health , SCIENCE
AbstractThis interrupted case engages students in issues contributing to the increase of dengue fever in Jamaica. The overall goal of the case is to make clear the connections between land use management and public health, specifically dengue fever. Students learn about the effects of land use management on the breeding of the Aedes aegypti mosquito and its implications for public health as well as about the spread, extent, and form of the disease. In addition, students are challenged to think of solutions to public health problems given limited resources (in terms of personnel and money). The case was created for an introductory course in fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology. It may also be appropriate for introductory biology and ecology courses. A PowerPoint presentation to supplement the case is also available.
URLhttp://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=596&id=596
Home Web Sitehttp://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/
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