Historical inability to control Aedes aegypti as a main contributor of fast dispersal of chikungunya outbreaks in Latin America.

Autor(es): Fernández-Salas Ildefonso; Danis-Lozano Rogelio; Casas-Martínez Mauricio; Ulloa Armando; Bond J Guillermo; Marina Carlos F; Lopez-Ordóñez Teresa; Elizondo-Quiroga Armando; Torres-Monzón Jorge A; Díaz-González Esteban E

Resumo: The arrival of chikungunya fever (CHIKF) in Latin American countries has been expected to trigger epidemics and challenge health systems. Historically considered as dengue-endemic countries, abundant Aedes aegypti populations make this region highly vulnerable to chikungunya virus (CHIKV) circulation. This review describes the current dengue and CHIKF epidemiological situations, as well as the role of uncontrolled Ae. aegypti and Aedes albopictus vectors in spreading the emerging CHIKV. Comments are included relating to the vector competence of both species and failures of surveillance and vector control measures. Dengue endemicity is a reflection of these abundant and persistent Aedes populations that are now spreading CHIKV in the Americas. This article forms part of a symposium in Antiviral Research on Chikungunya discovers the New World.""

Palavras-Chave: Aedes aegypti; Aedes albopictus; Arbovirus; Dengue; Chikungunya

Imprenta: Antiviral Research, v. 124, n. 30-42, 2015

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1016/j.antiviral.2015.10.015.

Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Arbovirus ; Aedes aegypti - Virus ; Aedes aegypti - Chikungunya Fever ; Aedes aegypti - Dengue ; Aedes aegypti - Epidemic

Data de publicação: 2015