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Venezuela and its rising vector-borne Neglected Tropical Diseases

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Hotez, Peter J, Basanez, Maria-Gloria, Acosta Serrano, Alvaro and Grillet, Maria Eugenia (2017) 'Venezuela and its rising vector-borne Neglected Tropical Diseases'. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vol 11, Issue 6, e0005423.

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Abstract

Poverty remains the overriding social determinant for the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), but over the last several decades, we have also seen how political destabilization or even outright conflict can hasten economic declines and promote a substantial uptick in NTD incidence and prevalence [1]. Recent examples include the emergence of Ebola virus infection in West Africa [2], visceral leishmaniasis and other NTDs in East Africa [3, 4], and cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Middle East and North Africa [5], as well as guerilla activities linked to the drug trade in Latin America [6]. Vector-borne (taken here to encompass diseases transmitted by arthropods or snails) and zoonotic NTDs have been disproportionately represented among these emerging or reemerging infections.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QX Parasitology > Helminths. Annelida > QX 200 Helminths
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 650 Insect vectors
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 110 Prevention and control of communicable diseases. Transmission of infectious diseases
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WB Practice of Medicine > Medical Climatology > WB 710 Diseases of geographic areas
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Infectious Mononucleosis. Arbovirus Infections > WC 524 Arbovirus infections
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 680 Tropical diseases (General)
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 700 Protozoan infections (General)
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Vector Biology Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0005423
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2017 15:37
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2018 14:27
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/7264

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