Aedes albopictus en América del Sur y su relación con la distribución, y mantenimiento de enfermedades

Rachel Sippy, Fernando Moreira


Centro y Sur América están experimentando la expansión simultánea y sin precedentes de tres enfermedades transmitidas por mosquitos: dengue, chikungunya y Zika. Enfermedades causadas por estos tres virus usualmente se presentan con síntomas leves, o muchas veces son completamente sin síntomas (asintomáticos). Últimamente, los síntomas presentados por estos virus han escalado a ser muy graves, incluyendo complicaciones muy severas que pueden llegar a la muerte. El virus del dengue es endémico o epidémica en casi todos los países de América del Sur.

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Aedes albopictus; vector; arbovirus; américa central; américa del sur

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