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WNV Prevention : Training and Health Education Materials
Materials | Training

This page offers WNV health education materials for use by health and public health professionals. There is also a self-study training course on mosquitoes of public health importance.

Health Education Materials/Resources

bullet Information and Guidance for Clinicians
bullet Educational Materials for Individuals and Communities
bullet Professional Training Materials

WNV Educational Materials for Individuals and Communities

Materials are in public domain and can be reproduced. To obtain physical copies when available, please contact us.

Brochures and Other Print Materials
bullet West Nile Virus Info Card (2005)
Designed for distribution to the general public, this brochure briefly covers West Nile virus-related illnesses and focuses on strategies for avoiding mosquito bites. Bold yellow and black design. 4-color, two-sides.
Download PDF version formatted for print:
Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (225 KB/2 pages)
Adobe Acrobat ReaderSpanish (371 KB/2 pages)
bullet Repellent Use Educational Materials for Lower-Literacy Spanish–Speaking Audiences (2006)
Fotonovela-style outreach materials targeted to migrant agricultural workers or other Spanish-speaking audiences, includes poster, 8 ½ by 11 and pocket-sized materials. Only in Spanish. Limited paper versions available.
bullet “How Do I Choose an Insect Repellent?” (2007) Adobe Acrobat Reader(173 KB/1 page)
Handout/small poster to help people weed through the options for repellent use against mosquitoes and ticks. Ideal for patient waiting rooms, public health departments, etc. Only available online.
11X17 size Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF (574KB/1page)

Educational Brochure for Solid Organ Transplant Recipients (2007) Adobe Acrobat Reader(2 MB/2 pages)
People who have received a solid organ transplant may be at up to 40 times greater risk for developing severe WNV disease if bitten by an infected mosquito. This brochure informs organ transplant recipients of this risk and ways to protect themselves. Ideal for health care providers who see these patients, any group doing outreach to this population and transplant recipients themselves. Limited paper versions available.

Public Service Announcements
“Keep It Close” (NEW!!)
bullet 30 sec TV and 30 and 15 second radio spots focus on repellent use to reduce disease risk, Produced 2006. 2002 PSA “Tell Mosquitoes to Buzz Off” also available ; requires RealOne Player to view online. Beta (video) and CDs (audio) available.
Public Education Video
bullet “Protecting Yourself and Your Community from WNV” This 2003 video was produced for use by community groups, health departments, work sites and others to educate citizens about WNV. While the maps are now dated, the background and prevention information is still very useful. A collaboration of Rotary Club of Fort Collins, Mediatech Production of Fort Collins and CDC. Available in English and Spanish, CD and VHS formats.
“Fight the Bite” Toolkit
bullet Toolkit for state and local health departments and other partners to raise awareness about WNV and prevention.
This kit was produced in 2005/2006 and contains strategies for education and outreach, templates for brochures, media and community outreach, a template for conducting a focus group, “Fight the Bite” logos in Spanish and English and other materials. A health department of mosquito control program can have a WNV program in a box with these materials, customizable for local use. Materials online/limited CDs available.
Slide Presentations
bullet All WNV Conf Presentations by year, 2001 - 2006
Presentation topics include: surveillance, lessons learned and future research directions, diagnostics and virology, and welcome and call to order presentation

Self-Study Courses

Mosquitoes of Public Health Importance and Their Control
Self-study course 3013-G, Vector-Borne Disease Control


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