In this module, we will discuss vector-borne transmission and how it affects ID dynamics and control.

Learning Objectives

  • Know about important IDs that are vector-borne
  • Understand the implications of vector-borne transmission on ID dynamics
  • Understand how vector-borne transmission influences potential ID control strategies.


Read the chapter “Vector Borne ID Transmission” in IDEMAB.


Vector borne transmission and control

In this video from the “Epidemics” course, Andrew Read discusses vector control.

This TED talk video discusses some of the new control strategies tried against mosquitoes

Zika virus

This Motherboard video discusses the role of mosquito vectors for the transmission of Zika and similar vector borne viruses that are on the rise.