Quantifying the epidemiological impact of vector control on dengue

Reiner, Robert C., Achee, Nicole, Barrera, Roberto, Burkot, Thomas R., Chadee, Dave D., Devine, Gregor J., Endy, Timothy, Gubler, Duane, Hombach, Joachim, Kleinschmidt, Immo, Lenhart, Audrey, Lindsay, Steven W., Longini, Ira, Mondy, Mathias, Morrison, Amy C., Perkins, T. Alex, Vazquez-Prokopec, Gonzalo, Reiter, Paul, Ritchie, Scott A., Smith, David L., Strickman, Daniel, and Scott, Thomas W. (2016) Quantifying the epidemiological impact of vector control on dengue. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 10 (5). e0004588. pp. 1-11.

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[Extract] Dengue virus (DENV) is a self-limiting illness in tropical and subtropical regions around the globe caused by four closely related, but distinct, virus serotypes (DENV-1, -2, -3, and -4) that are transmitted among humans by mosquitoes, primarily Aedes aegypti [1]. Approximately 4 billion people living in more than 128 countries are at risk of infection [2]. Each year there are an estimated 400 million new infections, of which about 100 million manifest as apparent illness [3]. The outcome of human infections ranges from asymptomatic to mild illness to severe, life-threatening disease [4]. DENV not only causes more human morbidity and mortality than any other arthropod-borne virus but it is also a growing public health threat. There has been a dramatic 4-fold increase in dengue cases between 1990–2013 and dengue continues to expand in geographic range [2,3,5,6].

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Funders: Partnership for Dengue Control, Foundation Merieux, Research and Policy for Infectious Disease Dynamics (RAPIDD) program of the Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security,, National Institute of Health (NIH), USA, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
Projects and Grants: BMGF OPP1053338
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 07:30
FoR Codes: 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3207 Medical microbiology > 320704 Medical parasitology @ 34%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4202 Epidemiology > 420202 Disease surveillance @ 33%
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