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Infectious Diseases: Scrub Typhus


Approximately 10 minutes

Course Description:

The course "Infectious Diseases: Scrub Typhus" examines the mode of transmission, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of scrub typhus. Scrub typhus is a disease that is prevalent in the Pacific and currently there is no vaccine available. This course is designed to give health professionals the ability to recognize and treat patients they come across that are infected with the disease.

This course was created by Pacific EMPRINTS, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Anthropology. Creation of the course was funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Grant No. T01HP6427-0100.


This course fulfills, in part, the following Core Competencies for Teaching Emergency Preparedness to Health Professions Students and Clinical Personnel:
  1. Demonstrate the ability to take medical histories that identify symptoms associated with exposure to CBRNE agents.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to rule out, when possible, or determine an accurate diagnosis of exposure to CBRNE agents.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify significant signs and symptoms that lead to a diagnosis of scrub typhus.
  2. Take appropriate preventative measures to reduce the likelihood of contracting scrub typhus.

Target Audiences:

Physicians, Nurses, Dentists, Pharmacists, Veterinarians, Emergency Medical Services personnel, Other Public Health personnel

Certificate of Completion:

A Certificate of Completion is available to be printed for this course upon completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher.

Cost: FREE*

*subject to change without notice.