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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820690/scaling-up-of-an-innovative-intervention-to-reduce-risk-of-dengue-chikungunya-and-zika-transmission-in-uruguay-in-the-framework-of-an-intersectoral-approach-with-and-without-community-participation
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César Basso, Elsa García da Rosa, Rosario Lairihoy, Ruben M Caffera, Ingrid Roche, Cristina González, Ricardo da Rosa, Alexis Gularte, Eduardo Alfonso-Sierra, Max Petzold, Axel Kroeger, Johannes Sommerfeld
To contribute to the prevention of dengue, chikungunya, and Zika, a process of scaling up an innovative intervention to reduce Aedes aegypti habitats, was carried out in the city of Salto (Uruguay) based on a transdisciplinary analysis of the eco-bio-social determinants. The intervention in one-third of the city included the distributions of plastic bags for all households to collect all discarded water containers that were recollected by the Ministry of Health and the Municipality vector control services. The results were evaluated in 20 randomly assigned clusters of 100 households each, in the intervention and control arm...
August 7, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806786/an-economic-evaluation-of-vector-control-in-the-age-of-a-dengue-vaccine
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Christopher Fitzpatrick, Alexander Haines, Mathieu Bangert, Andrew Farlow, Janet Hemingway, Raman Velayudhan
INTRODUCTION: Dengue is a rapidly emerging vector-borne Neglected Tropical Disease, with a 30-fold increase in the number of cases reported since 1960. The economic cost of the illness is measured in the billions of dollars annually. Environmental change and unplanned urbanization are conspiring to raise the health and economic cost even further beyond the reach of health systems and households. The health-sector response has depended in large part on control of the Aedes aegypti and Ae...
August 14, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796789/multiple-introductions-of-the-dengue-vector-aedes-aegypti-into-california
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Evlyn Pless, Andrea Gloria-Soria, Benjamin R Evans, Vicki Kramer, Bethany G Bolling, Walter J Tabachnick, Jeffrey R Powell
The yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti inhabits much of the tropical and subtropical world and is a primary vector of dengue, Zika, and chikungunya viruses. Breeding populations of A. aegypti were first reported in California (CA) in 2013. Initial genetic analyses using 12 microsatellites on collections from Northern CA in 2013 indicated the South Central US region as the likely source of the introduction. We expanded genetic analyses of CA A. aegypti by: (a) examining additional Northern CA samples and including samples from Southern CA, (b) including more southern US populations for comparison, and (c) genotyping a subset of samples at 15,698 SNPs...
August 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777090/high-resolution-structure-of-a-kazal-type-serine-protease-inhibitor-from-the-dengue-vector-aedes-aegypti
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Ricardo J S Torquato, Stephen Lu, Nadia Helena Martins, Aparecida S Tanaka, Pedro José Barbosa Pereira
Blood-feeding exoparasites are rich sources of protease inhibitors, and the mosquito Aedes aegypti, which is a vector of Dengue virus, Yellow fever virus, Chikungunya virus and Zika virus, is no exception. AaTI is a single-domain, noncanonical Kazal-type serine proteinase inhibitor from A. aegypti that recognizes both digestive trypsin-like serine proteinases and the central protease in blood clotting, thrombin, albeit with an affinity that is three orders of magnitude lower. Here, the 1.4 Å resolution crystal structure of AaTI is reported from extremely tightly packed crystals (∼22% solvent content), revealing the structural determinants for the observed inhibitory profile of this molecule...
August 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section F, Structural Biology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772262/evolution-and-emergence-of-pathogenic-viruses-past-present-and-future
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Mohammad K Parvez, Shama Parveen
Incidences of emerging/re-emerging deadly viral infections have significantly affected human health despite extraordinary progress in the area of biomedical knowledge. The best examples are the recurring outbreaks of dengue and chikungunya fever in tropical and sub-tropical regions, the recent epidemic of Zika in the Americas and the Caribbean, and the SARS, MERS, and influenza A outbreaks across the globe. The established natural reservoirs of human viruses are mainly farm animals, and, to a lesser extent, wild animals and arthropods...
August 4, 2017: Intervirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767730/community-context-and-sub-neighborhood-scale-detail-to-explain-dengue-chikungunya-and-zika-patterns-in-cali-colombia
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Amy R Krystosik, Andrew Curtis, Paola Buritica, Jayakrishnan Ajayakumar, Robert Squires, Diana Dávalos, Robinson Pacheco, Madhav P Bhatta, Mark A James
BACKGROUND: Cali, Colombia has experienced chikungunya and Zika outbreaks and hypoendemic dengue. Studies have explained Cali's dengue patterns but lack the sub-neighborhood-scale detail investigated here. METHODS: Spatial-video geonarratives (SVG) with Ministry of Health officials and Community Health Workers were collected in hotspots, providing perspective on perceptions of why dengue, chikungunya and Zika hotspots exist, impediments to control, and social outcomes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766466/an-analysis-of-community-perceptions-of-mosquito-borne-disease-control-and-prevention-in-sint-eustatius-caribbean-netherlands
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Teresa E Leslie, Marianne Carson, Els van Coeverden, Kirsten De Klein, Marieta Braks, Anja Krumeich
BACKGROUND: In the Caribbean, mosquito-borne diseases are a public health threat. In Sint Eustatius, dengue, Chikungunya and Zika are now endemic. To control and prevent mosquito-borne diseases, the Sint Eustatius Public Health Department relies on the community to assist with the control of Aedes aegypti mosquito. Unfortunately, community based interventions are not always simple, as community perceptions and responses shape actions and influence behavioural responses Objective: The aim of this study was to determine how the Sint Eustatius population perceives the Aedes aegypti mosquito, mosquito-borne diseases and prevention and control measures and hypothesized that increased knowledge of the virus, vector, control and prevention should result in a lower AQ1 prevalence and incidence of mosquito-borne diseases...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764923/association-of-rs1285933-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-in-clec5a-gene-with-dengue-severity-and-its-functional-effects
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Caroline Xavier-Carvalho, Renata Duarte da Silva Cezar, Naishe Matos Freire, Carla Mola, Victor Fiesta, Thiago Gomes de Toledo-Pinto, Luciana Gomes Fialho Torres, Rodrigo Feliciano do Carmo, Luydson Richardson Silva Vasconcelos, Marli Tenório Cordeiro, Paulo Baptista, Elzinandes Leal de Azeredo, Rivaldo Venâncio da Cunha, Luiz José de Souza, Antonio Guilherme Pacheco, Claire Fernandes Kubelka, Patrícia Moura, Milton Ozorio Moraes
Outbreaks of the Zika, dengue, and chikungunya viruses, especially in the Americas, pose a global threat due to their rapid spread and difficulty controlling the vector. Extreme phenotypes are often observed, from asymptomatic to severe clinical manifestations, which are well-studied in dengue. Host variations are also important contributors to disease outcomes, and many case-control studies have associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with severe dengue. Here, we found that the TC genotype and T-carriers for SNP rs1285933 in the C-type lectin superfamily member 5 (CLEC5A) gene was associated with severe dengue in a Northern Brazilian population (OR=2...
July 29, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764795/participation-of-14-3-3%C3%AE%C2%B5-and-14-3-3%C3%AE-proteins-in-the-phagocytosis-component-of-cellular-immune-response-in-aedes-mosquito-cell-lines
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Abel Trujillo-Ocampo, Febe Elena Cázares-Raga, Rosa María Del Angel, Fernando Medina-Ramírez, Leopoldo Santos-Argumedo, Mario H Rodríguez, Fidel de la Cruz Hernández-Hernández
BACKGROUND: Better knowledge of the innate immune system of insects will improve our understanding of mosquitoes as potential vectors of diverse pathogens. The ubiquitously expressed 14-3-3 protein family is evolutionarily conserved from yeast to mammals, and at least two isoforms of 14-3-3, the ε and ζ, have been identified in insects. These proteins have been shown to participate in both humoral and cellular immune responses in Drosophila. As mosquitoes of the genus Aedes are the primary vectors for arboviruses, causing several diseases such as dengue fever, yellow fever, Zika and chikungunya fevers, cell lines derived from these mosquitoes, Aag-2 from Aedes aegypti and C6/36 HT from Aedes albopictus, are currently used to study the insect immune system...
August 1, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760831/a-mosquito-entomoglyceroporin-aedes-aegypti-aqp5-participates-in-water-transport-across-the-malpighian-tubules-of-larvae
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Lidiya Misyura, Gil Y Yerushalmi, Andrew Donini
The mosquito, Aedes aegypti, is the primary vector for arboviral diseases such as Zika fever, dengue fever, chikungunya, and yellow fever. The larvae reside in hypo-osmotic freshwater habitats, where they face dilution of their body fluids from osmotic influx of water. The Malpighian tubules help maintain ionic and osmotic homeostasis by removing excess water from the hemolymph, but the transcellular pathway for this movement remains unresolved. Aquaporins are transmembrane channels thought to permit transcellular transport of water from the hemolymph into the Malpighian tubule lumen...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755145/mosquito-control-with-green-nanopesticides-towards-the-one-health-approach-a-review-of-non-target-effects
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Giovanni Benelli, Filippo Maggi, Roman Pavela, Kadarkarai Murugan, Marimuthu Govindarajan, Baskaralingam Vaseeharan, Riccardo Petrelli, Loredana Cappellacci, Suresh Kumar, Anders Hofer, Mohammad Reza Youssefi, Abdullah A Alarfaj, Jiang-Shiou Hwang, Akon Higuchi
The rapid spread of highly aggressive arboviruses, parasites, and bacteria along with the development of resistance in the pathogens and parasites, as well as in their arthropod vectors, represents a huge challenge in modern parasitology and tropical medicine. Eco-friendly vector control programs are crucial to fight, besides malaria, the spread of dengue, West Nile, chikungunya, and Zika virus, as well as other arboviruses such as St. Louis encephalitis and Japanese encephalitis. However, research efforts on the control of mosquito vectors are experiencing a serious lack of eco-friendly and highly effective pesticides, as well as the limited success of most biocontrol tools currently applied...
July 28, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750651/a-cross-sectional-survey-of-aedes-aegypti-immature-abundance-in-urban-and-rural-household-containers-in-central-colombia
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Hans J Overgaard, Víctor Alberto Olano, Juan Felipe Jaramillo, María Inés Matiz, Diana Sarmiento, Thor Axel Stenström, Neal Alexander
BACKGROUND: Aedes aegypti, the major vector of dengue, breeds in domestic water containers. The development of immature mosquitoes in such containers is influenced by various environmental, ecological and socioeconomic factors. Urban and rural disparities in water storage practices and water source supply may affect mosquito immature abundance and, potentially, dengue risk. We evaluated the effect of water and container characteristics on A. aegypti immature abundance in urban and rural areas...
July 27, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749942/aedes-%C3%A3-gypti-control-in-urban-areas-a-systemic-approach-to-a-complex-dynamic
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Marilia Sá Carvalho, Nildimar Alves Honorio, Leandro Martin Totaro Garcia, Luiz Carlos de Sá Carvalho
The available strategy for controlling the diseases transmitted by Aedes ægypti (dengue fever, Zika, and chikungunya) relies on continued community participation. Despite slogans emphasizing how easy it should be, no country has achieved it since the seventies. To better investigate potentially sustainable interventions, we developed a systemic model based on a multidisciplinary approach, integrating as deeply as possible specialized knowledge and field experience. The resulting model is composed of 4 external and 8 internal subsystems and 31 relationships, consistent with the literature and checked over multiple iterations with specialists of the many areas...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747901/could-the-recent-zika-epidemic-have-been-predicted
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Ángel G Muñoz, Madeleine C Thomson, Anna M Stewart-Ibarra, Gabriel A Vecchi, Xandre Chourio, Patricia Nájera, Zelda Moran, Xiaosong Yang
Given knowledge at the time, the recent 2015-2016 zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic probably could not have been predicted. Without the prior knowledge of ZIKV being already present in South America, and given the lack of understanding of key epidemiologic processes and long-term records of ZIKV cases in the continent, the best related prediction could be carried out for the potential risk of a generic Aedes-borne disease epidemic. Here we use a recently published two-vector basic reproduction number model to assess the predictability of the conditions conducive to epidemics of diseases like zika, chikungunya, or dengue, transmitted by the independent or concurrent presence of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743449/dengue-serotype-circulation-in-natural-populations-of-aedes-aegypti
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Taissa Pereira Dos Santos, Oswaldo Gonsalvez Cruz, Keli Antunes Barbosa da Silva, Márcia Gonçalves de Castro, Anielly Ferreira de Brito, Renato Cesar Maspero, Rosilene de Alcântra, Flávia Barreto Dos Santos, Nildimar A Honorio, Ricardo Lourenço-de-Oliveira
Ae. aegypti is the main vector of dengue (DENV), Zika (ZIKV), and chikungunya (CHIKV) viruses. The transmission dynamics of these arboviruses, especially the arboviral circulation in the mosquito population during low and high transmission seasons in endemic areas are still poorly understood. We conducted an entomological survey to determine dengue infection rates in Ae. aegypti and Aedes albopictus. These collections were performed in 2012-2013 during a Rio de Janeiro epidemic, just before the introduction and spread of ZIKV and CHIKV in the city...
July 23, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742801/tracking-the-return-of-aedes-aegypti-to-brazil-the-major-vector-of-the-dengue-chikungunya-and-zika-viruses
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Panayiota Kotsakiozi, Andrea Gloria-Soria, Adalgisa Caccone, Benjamin Evans, Renata Schama, Ademir Jesus Martins, Jeffrey R Powell
BACKGROUND: Aedes aegypti, commonly known as "the yellow fever mosquito", is of great medical concern today primarily as the major vector of dengue, chikungunya and Zika viruses, although yellow fever remains a serious health concern in some regions. The history of Ae. aegypti in Brazil is of particular interest because the country was subjected to a well-documented eradication program during 1940s-1950s. After cessation of the campaign, the mosquito quickly re-established in the early 1970s with several dengue outbreaks reported during the last 30 years...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742096/insecticide-resistance-is-mediated-by-multiple-mechanisms-in-recently-introduced-aedes-aegypti-from-madeira-island-portugal
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Gonçalo Seixas, Linda Grigoraki, David Weetman, José Luís Vicente, Ana Clara Silva, João Pinto, John Vontas, Carla Alexandra Sousa
BACKGROUND: Aedes aegypti is a major mosquito vector of arboviruses, including dengue, chikungunya and Zika. In 2005, Ae. aegypti was identified for the first time in Madeira Island. Despite an initial insecticide-based vector control program, the species expanded throughout the Southern coast of the island, suggesting the presence of insecticide resistance. Here, we characterized the insecticide resistance status and the underlying mechanisms of two populations of Ae. aegypti from Madeira Island, Funchal and Paúl do Mar...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728996/conditions-for-success-of-engineered-underdominance-gene-drive-systems
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Matthew P Edgington, Luke S Alphey
Engineered underdominance is one of a number of different gene drive strategies that have been proposed for the genetic control of insect vectors of disease. Here we model a two-locus engineered underdominance based gene drive system that is based on the concept of mutually suppressing lethals. In such a system two genetic constructs are introduced, each possessing a lethal element and a suppressor of the lethal at the other locus. Specifically, we formulate and analyse a population genetics model of this system to assess when different combinations of release strategies (i...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727779/contemporary-status-of-insecticide-resistance-in-the-major-aedes-vectors-of-arboviruses-infecting-humans
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REVIEW
Catherine L Moyes, John Vontas, Ademir J Martins, Lee Ching Ng, Sin Ying Koou, Isabelle Dusfour, Kamaraju Raghavendra, João Pinto, Vincent Corbel, Jean-Philippe David, David Weetman
Both Aedes aegytpi and Ae. albopictus are major vectors of 5 important arboviruses (namely chikungunya virus, dengue virus, Rift Valley fever virus, yellow fever virus, and Zika virus), making these mosquitoes an important factor in the worldwide burden of infectious disease. Vector control using insecticides coupled with larval source reduction is critical to control the transmission of these viruses to humans but is threatened by the emergence of insecticide resistance. Here, we review the available evidence for the geographical distribution of insecticide resistance in these 2 major vectors worldwide and map the data collated for the 4 main classes of neurotoxic insecticide (carbamates, organochlorines, organophosphates, and pyrethroids)...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722594/fatal-leptospira-spp-zika-virus-coinfection-puerto-rico-2016
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Paige Neaterour, Aidsa Rivera, Renee L Galloway, Myriam Garcia Negrón, Brenda Rivera-Garcia, Tyler M Sharp
Coinfection with pathogens that cause acute febrile illness (AFI) can complicate patient diagnosis and management. This report describes a fatal case of Leptospira spp./Zika virus (ZIKV) coinfection in Puerto Rico. The patient presented with a 5-day history of AFI; reported behavioral risk factors for leptospirosis; was diagnosed with possible leptospirosis, dengue, chikungunya, or ZIKV disease; and received appropriate treatment of leptospirosis and dengue. Following a 3-day hospitalization, the patient died due to acute gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and kidney and liver failure...
June 26, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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