David Noyd

The other side of dengue surveillance: the fumigators

Since arriving in Venezuela, I have caught a glimpse into the realm of environmental health and the steps to control the carrier of the dengue virus.  It’s been great applying all that I’ve been learning from the epidemiology and more clinical side of the cases. Recently, I was at the Environmental Health Department—which is a regional entity—and witnessed their operations on a bit of a broader scale, including how the department receives information for the … Read More

My internship in Venezuela has begun

One of the requirements for the MD/MPH program at OHSU is a public health internship. So after a few months of communicating with Profesora Mirna, the epidemiologist whom I am working with in Venezuela, applying for various grants, and going through the necessary steps, the first day of my internship officially began. My main project is to evaluate the current epidemiologic surveillance system for dengue  (See my explanation of dengue at the end of this … Read More



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