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This presentation gives an overview of Zika. Topics include the history of the disease, clinical symptoms and treatment, and surveillance of human cases and the mosquitos that spread the virus.

 

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Flaviviridae are one of the most widespread arboviruses in Ukraine. Mosquitoes are vectors of WNF in a majority of cases due to bites during swimming, fishing, work in suburban areas and outdoor recreation without use of individual protection from mosquitoes. A study of the species composition... Read more

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There were several stand-alone vector surveillance applications being used by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) to support the reporting of mosquito, bird, and mammal surveillance and infection information implemented in early 2000s in response to West Nile virus. In subsequent... Read more

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As part of a statewide effort to enhance surveillance for Aedes spp.mosquitoes the Office of Border Health (OBH) took the lead inproviding technical assistance on surveillance in counties bordering Mexico. In 2016, OBH sought ways to enhance surveillance in a wider geographic area. Trap... Read more

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Neill’s fast subset scan2 detects significant spatial patterns of disease by efficiently maximizing a log-likelihood ratio statistic over subsets of locations, but may result in patterns that are not spatially compact. The penalized fast subset scan (PFSS)3 provides a flexible framework for... Read more

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DENV, CHIKV and ZIKV are all transmitted by mosquitoes and have occurred in outbreaks in the Caribbean. Common symptoms (which can be severe and disabling) are similar among the 3 viruses and include fever, joint pain/swelling, headache, muscle pain and rash. In December 2015, the first endemic... Read more

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Large mosquito outbreaks mysteriously began to recur annually in Western Kentucky beginning in 2011. With up to 30 bites/minute in urban areas, these outbreaks warranted Governor-declared public health emergencies requiring expensive ($2 million each) aerial insecticide applications over 300,000... Read more

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Dengue hemorraghic fever (DHF) is affecting more than 50 million people globally and still remains a persistent public health challenge in Saudi Arabia [1]. Althougth there has been available financial resource, limitations and deficiencies in integrated DHF control management strategy... Read more

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During  2011, dengue fever emerged as a serious public health problem in Punjab, Pakistan. This crisis highlighted gaping holes in the health system. It was realized that the present system is unlikely to have the capacity in responding to an emergency of this magnitude. Since 1994, the cases of... Read more

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Vector borne diseases like Japanese Encephalitis (JE) result from the convergence of multiple factors, including, but not limited to, human, animal, environmental, and economic and social determinants. Thus, to combat these problems, it is essential to have a systematic understanding of drivers... Read more

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