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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903056/spatial-pattern-evolution-of-aedes-aegypti-breeding-sites-in-an-argentinean-city-without-a-dengue-vector-control-programme
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Manuel O Espinosa, Francisco Polop, Camilo H Rotela, Marcelo Abril, Carlos M Scavuzzo
The main objective of this study was to obtain and analyse the space-time dynamics of Aedes aegypti breeding sites in Clorinda City, Formosa Province, Argentina coupled with landscape analysis using the maximum entropy approach in order to generate a dengue vector niche model. In urban areas, without vector control activities, 12 entomologic (larval) samplings were performed during three years (October 2011 to October 2014). The entomologic surveillance area represented 16,511 houses. Predictive models for Aedes distribution were developed using vector breeding abundance data, density analysis, clustering and geoprocessing techniques coupled with Earth observation satellite data...
November 21, 2016: Geospatial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869967/incidence-of-dengue-cases-2007-2013-and-seasonal-distribution-of-mosquitoes-diptera-culicidae-2012-2013-in-barreiras-bahia-brazil
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Isabelle Matos Pinheiro Costa, Daniela Cristina Calado
OBJECTIVE: to describe seasonal mosquito distribution and the incidence of dengue cases in Barreiras, Bahia, Brazil. METHODS: this is a descriptive study using primary data on mosquito distribution in ovitraps from April 2012 to March 2013, as well as secondary data from the Notifiable Diseases Information System, Epidemiological Surveillance and the Zoonosis Control Center about dengue cases and Aedes aegypti infestation rates from January 2007 to March 2013. RESULTS: 16,512 mosquito specimens were collected, 62...
October 2016: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869392/-detection-of-aedes-albopictus-skuse-diptera-culicidae-in-the-municipality-of-istmina-choc%C3%A3-colombia
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José Joaquín Carvajal, Nildimar Alves Honorio, Silvia Patricia Díaz, Edinso Rafael Ruiz, Jimmy Asprilla, Susanne Ardila, Gabriel Parra-Henao
INTRODUCTION: Aedes albopictus is widely distributed around the world. Its introduction to the Americas occurred in 1985 and it is considered a potential vector of dengue viruses and one of the principal vectors of chikungunya virus. In Colombia, this species was reported for the first time in Leticia (Amazonas) in 1998, followed by Buenaventura (Valle del Cauca) in 2001, Barrancabermeja (Santander) in 2010, and Medellín (Antioquia) in 2011. So far, this species has been reported in ten departments of the country...
September 1, 2016: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865829/trend-and-geographic-analysis-of-the-prevalence-of-dengue-in-taiwan-2010-2015
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Jason C Hsu, Chin-Lin Hsieh, Christine Y Lu
BACKGROUND: Dengue is the most rapidly spreading disease caused by a mosquito-borne virus in the world. The incidence of dengue globally has increased 30-fold in the last 50 years. Understanding the prevalence of dengue and its longitudinal trends can improve prevention and control strategies. This study assessed the trends in prevalence of dengue in Taiwan by population characteristics and geographical region. METHODS: Dengue and population data for the years 2010-2015 were obtained from the public statistics databases of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control and Department of Statistics, Taiwan Ministry of Interior...
November 16, 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832129/temporal-and-spatial-evolution-of-dengue-incidence-in-brazil-2001-2012
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Nádia Cristina Pinheiro Rodrigues, Valéria Teresa Saraiva Lino, Regina Paiva Daumas, Mônica Kramer de Noronha Andrade, Gisele O'Dwyer, Denise Leite Maia Monteiro, Alyssa Gerardi, Gabriel Henrique Barroso Viana Fernandes, José Augusto Sapienza Ramos, Carlos Eduardo Gonçalves Ferreira, Iuri da Costa Leite
BACKGROUND: In Brazil, the incidence of dengue greatly increased in the last two decades and there are several factors impeding the control of the disease. The present study focused on describing the space-time evolution of dengue in Brazil from 2001 to 2012 and analyzing the relationship of the reported cases with socio-demographic and environmental factors. METHODS: The analytic units used in the preparation of thematic maps were municipalities. Statistical tests and multilevel regression models were used to evaluate the association between dengue incidence and the following factors: climate, diagnostic period, demographic density, percentage of people living in rural areas, Gross Domestic Product, Gini index, percentage of garbage collection and the rate of households with a sewage network...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825949/dengue-serotype-specific-seroprevalence-among-5-to-10-year-old-children-in-india-a-community-based-cross-sectional-study
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Suneela Garg, Anita Chakravarti, Ritesh Singh, N R Ramesh Masthi, Ram Chandra Goyal, Guru Rajesh Jammy, Enakshi Ganguly, Nandini Sharma, M M Singh, Germano Ferreira, Annick Moureau, Sujeet Ojha, Joshua Nealon
BACKGROUND: Dengue surveillance data in India are limited and probably substantially underestimate the burden of disease. A community-based study was undertaken to assess the prevalence of dengue-specific immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies in children across India and to examine historical dengue exposure rates. Potential associations between socio-economic factors and dengue seroprevalence were also assessed (registered at ctri.nic.in: CTRI/2011/12/002243). METHODS: A convenience sample of 2609 healthy children aged 5-10 years was enrolled; these children were registered at or were living in the vicinity of eight centres located at six geographically distinct sites across India...
November 4, 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822922/epidemiological-characteristics-and-risk-factors-of-dengue-infection-in-korean-travelers
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Sungmo Je, Wonjun Bae, Jiyeon Kim, Seung Hyeok Seok, Eung Soo Hwang
Dengue viral infection has rapidly spread around the world in recent decades. In Korea, autochthonous cases of dengue fever have not been confirmed yet. However, imported dengue cases have been increased since 2001. The risk of developing severe dengue in Korean has been increased by the accumulation of past-infected persons with residual antibodies to dengue virus and the remarkable growth of traveling to endemic countries in Southeast Asia. Notably, most of imported dengue cases were identified from July to December, suggesting that traveling during rainy season of Southeast Asia is considered a risk factor for dengue infection...
December 2016: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821884/measuring-haitian-children-s-exposure-to-chikungunya-dengue-and-malaria
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Mathieu Jp Poirier, Delynn M Moss, Karla R Feeser, Thomas G Streit, Gwong-Jen J Chang, Matthew Whitney, Brandy J Russell, Barbara W Johnson, Alison J Basile, Christin H Goodman, Amanda K Barry, Patrick J Lammie
OBJECTIVE: To differentiate exposure to the newly introduced chikungunya virus from exposure to endemic dengue virus and other pathogens in Haiti. METHODS: We used a multiplex bead assay to detect immunoglobulin G (IgG) responses to a recombinant chikungunya virus antigen, two dengue virus-like particles and three recombinant Plasmodium falciparum antigens. Most (217) of the blood samples investigated were collected longitudinally, from each of 61 children, between 2011 and 2014 but another 127 were collected from a cross-sectional sample of children in 2014...
November 1, 2016: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814732/detection-of-dengue-virus-serotypes-1-2-and-3-in-selected-regions-of-kenya-2011-2014
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Limbaso Konongoi, Victor Ofula, Albert Nyunja, Samuel Owaka, Hellen Koka, Albina Makio, Edith Koskei, Fredrick Eyase, Daniel Langat, Randal J Schoepp, Cynthia Ann Rossi, Ian Njeru, Rodney Coldren, Rosemary Sang
BACKGROUND: Dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease, is associated with illness of varying severity in countries in the tropics and sub tropics. Dengue cases continue to be detected more frequently and its geographic range continues to expand. We report the largest documented laboratory confirmed circulation of dengue virus in parts of Kenya since 1982. METHODS: From September 2011 to December 2014, 868 samples from febrile patients were received from hospitals in Nairobi, northern and coastal Kenya...
November 4, 2016: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783626/dengue-outbreak-in-mombasa-city-kenya-2013-2014-entomologic-investigations
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Joel Lutomiah, Roberto Barrera, Albina Makio, James Mutisya, Hellen Koka, Samuel Owaka, Edith Koskei, Albert Nyunja, Fredrick Eyase, Rodney Coldren, Rosemary Sang
Dengue outbreaks were first reported in East Africa in the late 1970s to early 1980s including the 1982 outbreak on the Kenyan coast. In 2011, dengue outbreaks occurred in Mandera in northern Kenya and subsequently in Mombasa city along the Kenyan coast in 2013-2014. Following laboratory confirmation of dengue fever cases, an entomologic investigation was conducted to establish the mosquito species, and densities, causing the outbreak. Affected parts of the city were identified with the help of public health officials...
October 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727271/enhanced-surveillance-for-fatal-dengue-like-acute-febrile-illness-in-puerto-rico-2010-2012
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Kay M Tomashek, Aidsa Rivera, Brenda Torres-Velasquez, Elizabeth A Hunsperger, Jorge L Munoz-Jordan, Tyler M Sharp, Irma Rivera, Dario Sanabria, Dianna M Blau, Renee Galloway, Jose Torres, Rosa Rodriguez, Javier Serrano, Carlos Chávez, Francisco Dávila, Janice Perez-Padilla, Esther M Ellis, Gladys Caballero, Laura Wright, Sherif R Zaki, Carmen Deseda, Edda Rodriguez, Harold S Margolis
BACKGROUND: Dengue is a leading cause of morbidity throughout the tropics; however, accurate population-based estimates of mortality rates are not available. METHODS/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We established the Enhanced Fatal Acute Febrile Illness Surveillance System (EFASS) to estimate dengue mortality rates in Puerto Rico. Healthcare professionals submitted serum and tissue specimens from patients who died from a dengue-like acute febrile illness, and death certificates were reviewed to identify additional cases...
October 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670906/early-diagnosis-of-dengue-disease-severity-in-a-resource-limited-asian-country
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Philippe Cavailler, Arnaud Tarantola, Yee Sin Leo, Andrew A Lover, Anne Rachline, Moniboth Duch, Rekol Huy, Ai Li Quake, Yuvatha Kdan, Veasna Duong, Jeremy L Brett, Philippe Buchy
BACKGROUND: Dengue is endemic throughout Cambodia, a country faced with significant health and economic challenges. We undertook a clinical study at the National Paediatric Hospital in Phnom Penh to evaluate clinical diagnostic parameters for dengue and predictors of disease outcome. METHODS: Between September 2011 and January 2013, all consecutive inpatients aged between 1 and 15 years and presenting with suspected dengue were enrolled. They were clinically assessed using both the 1997 and 2009 WHO dengue classifications...
2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27627758/bacterial-larvicide-bacillus-thuringiensis-israelensis-strain-am-65-52-water-dispersible-granule-formulation-impacts-both-dengue-vector-aedes-aegypti-l-population-density-and-disease-transmission-in-cambodia
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To Setha, Ngan Chantha, Seleena Benjamin, Doung Socheat
A multi-phased study was conducted in Cambodia from 2005-2011 to measure the impact of larviciding with the bacterial larvicide, Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti), a water dispersible granule (WG) formulation on the vector, Aedes aegypti (L.) and the epidemiology. In our studies, all in-use containers were treated at 8 g/1000 L, including smaller containers and animal feeders which were found to contribute 23% of Ae aegypti pupae. The treated waters were subjected to routine water exchange activities...
September 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622807/prevalence-and-clinical-course-of-dengue-infection-in-elderly-patients-with-acute-febrile-illness-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-cali-colombia
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Fernando Rosso, Sara Vanegas, Sarita Rodríguez, Robinson Pacheco
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the prevalence and clinical course of dengue infection in elderly patients living in endemic areas; it is presumed that there is a lower prevalence but higher severity, complications and mortality.  OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence and clinical course of dengue infection in elderly patients who were admitted to a referral care center for infectious diseases in an endemic region.  MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted an observational and descriptive study between 2011 and 2014, using a cohort of elderly patients with serological diagnosis of dengue...
2016: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27597296/dengue-fever-virus-in-pakistan-effects-of-seasonal-pattern-and-temperature-change-on-distribution-of-vector-and-virus
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Nazish Bostan, Sundus Javed, Nabgha-E-Amen, Syed Ali Musstjab Akber Shah Eqani, Faheem Tahir, Habib Bokhari
Dengue fever is regarded as one of the most prominent emerging arboviral infections in Pakistan since its first epidemic almost 2 decades ago. Interplay between potential vectors, susceptible host, and lax environmental conditions may promote the infection, leading to an epidemic. These factors may indeed have played a major role in the spread of the disease in the country, which was limited to Karachi till 2006. With recent natural disasters such as the earthquake in 2005 and flooding in 2010, 2011 and 2012, numbers of vector-borne diseases and outbreaks including dengue fever are on the rise in Pakistan...
September 6, 2016: Reviews in Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27589777/meteorological-factors-for-dengue-fever-control-and-prevention-in-south-china
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Haogao Gu, Ross Ka-Kit Leung, Qinlong Jing, Wangjian Zhang, Zhicong Yang, Jiahai Lu, Yuantao Hao, Dingmei Zhang
Dengue fever (DF) is endemic in Guangzhou and has been circulating for decades, causing significant economic loss. DF prevention mainly relies on mosquito control and change in lifestyle. However, alert fatigue may partially limit the success of these countermeasures. This study investigated the delayed effect of meteorological factors, as well as the relationships between five climatic variables and the risk for DF by boosted regression trees (BRT) over the period of 2005-2011, to determine the best timing and strategy for adapting such preventive measures...
2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27568679/healthcare-use-for-communicable-diseases-among-migrant-workers-in-comparison-with-thai-workers
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Jutarat Rakprasit, Keiko Nakamura, Kaoruko Seino, Ayako Morita
This study examines healthcare use in 2011 for communicable diseases among migrant workers compared with Thai workers in Thailand. The relative risks (RRs) of 14 communicable diseases (803,817 cases between ages 18 and 59) were calculated using the National Epidemiological Surveillance System, a nationwide hospital database. Regarding the migrant workers, 71.0% were Burmese and 17.3% were Cambodians. Significantly high comparative RRs for migrant workers were found for tuberculosis (TB) (male, RR=1.41; female, RR=2...
August 29, 2016: Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566717/the-correlation-between-dengue-incidence-and-diurnal-ranges-of-temperature-of-colombo-district-sri-lanka-2005-2014
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N D B Ehelepola, Kusalika Ariyaratne
BACKGROUND: Meteorological factors affect dengue transmission. Mechanisms of the way in which different diurnal temperatures, ranging around different mean temperatures, influence dengue transmission were published after 2011. OBJECTIVE: We endeavored to determine the correlation between dengue incidence and diurnal temperature ranges (DTRs) in Colombo district, Sri Lanka, and to explore the possibilities of using our findings to improve control of dengue. DESIGN: We calculated the weekly dengue incidence in Colombo during 2005-2014, after data on all of the reported dengue patients and estimated mid-year populations were collected...
2016: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27565893/circulating-serotypes-of-dengue-virus-and-their-incursion-into-non-endemic-areas-of-pakistan-a-serious-threat
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Amjad Ali, Habib Ahmad, Muhammad Idrees, Fazli Zahir, Ijaz Ali
BACKGROUND: Dengue virus is circulating in Pakistan since 1994, which causes major and minor outbreaks in many areas of the country. The incidence of dengue in Pakistan in past years mainly restricted to parts of Sindh and Punjab provinces. As such, a severe dengue outbreak appeared in Pakistan in 2011, particularly in Punjab province with Lahore as the most hit city (290 deaths). In 2013, for the first time in the history of Pakistan, dengue outbreak erupted in Swat District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which claimed more than 57 lives...
2016: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27506689/effect-of-a-dengue-clinical-case-management-course-on-physician-practices-in-puerto-rico
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George S Han, Christopher J Gregory, Brad J Biggerstaff, Kalanthe Horiuchi, Carmen Perez-Guerra, Eunice Soto-Gomez, Desiree Matos, Harold S Margolis, Kay M Tomashek
BACKGROUND:  Prior to 2010, the clinical management of dengue in Puerto Rico was inconsistent with World Health Organization guidelines. A 4-hour classroom-style course on dengue clinical management was developed in 2009 and mandated for Puerto Rico medical licensure in 2010. Fifty physicians were trained as "master trainers" and gave this course to 7638 physicians. This study evaluated the effect of the course on the clinical management of hospitalized dengue patients. METHODS:  Pre- and post-course test responses were compared...
November 15, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
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