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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 107, No. 6, 2012, pp. 828-829
Bioline Code: oc12130
Full paper language: English
Document type: View Point
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 107, No. 6, 2012, pp. 828-829

 en Why do we need alternative tools to control mosquito-borne diseases in Latin America?
Maciel-de-Freitas, Rafael; Aguiar, Raquel; Bruno, Rafaela V; Guimarães, Maria Cristina; Lourenço-de-Oliveira, Ricardo; Sorgine, Marcos HF; Struchiner, Cláudio J; Valle, Denise; O’Neill, Scott L & Moreira, Luciano A

Abstract

In this opinion paper, we discuss the potential and challenges of using the symbiont Wolbachia to block mosquito transmitted diseases such as dengue, malaria and chikungunya in Latin America.

Keywords
dengue - malaria - chikungunya - yellow fever - control - surveillance - Aedes aegypti

 
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