Urbanization and geographic expansion of zoonotic arboviral diseases: Mechanisms and potential strategies for prevention

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Abstract

Arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) mainly infect people via direct spillover from enzootic cycles. However, dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever viruses have repeatedly initiated urban transmission cycles involving human amplification and peridomestic mosquito vectors to cause major epidemics. Here, I review these urban emergences and potential strategies for their prevention and control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)360-363
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Volume21
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2013

Keywords

  • Arbovirus
  • Mosquito
  • Prevention of transmission
  • Urban

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

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