Zika Virus – What You Need To Know

Zika Virus – What You Need To Know from ALISON Free Online Learning

By: ALISON Free Online Learning  10/02/2016
Keywords: Brazil, Zika Virus, Rio Olympics

Aimed at creating a wider understanding of the threat of the Zika virus, ALISON, the global pioneer in free learning has launched a free course titled ‘Zika Virus – What you need to know.’ The course has been developed by ALISON Pedagogic experts within the guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the US-based Centre for Disease Control (CDC). The course highlights the origins of the virus, how people become infected by it, the impact of the virus, and steps on how to minimize your risk of acquiring it. WHO estimates that over one million Brazilians are now infected with the virus and that it will inevitably spread to North America in the coming months. Speaking about the launch of the course, Mike Feerick, Founder & CEO of ALISON stated “As one of the world’s largest learning platforms, ALISON is well placed to assist in developing public awareness about the risks of the Zika Virus. The evident success of our educating communities in West Africa and elsewhere about EBOLA tells us just how important our role can be in that regard.” ALISON’s Head of Content, Dr Eric Corbett stated “The free online Zika virus course will assist people of nearly all ages to understand the threat of the virus. Once studied, learners have the option to pass an assessment to certify that they understand the basic risks posed by the Zika virus. Those concerned about the threat should share links to the course with family, friends and online contacts.” ALISON has over one million registered learners in the United States and approaching a half a million registered learners in Brazil, the worst affected country so far. To view the ALISON Course ‘Zika Virus – What You Need to Know’ Click here.

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