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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


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.

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

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