Title: Mosquito-Borne Viral Diseases: Control and Prevention in the Genomics Era
Authors: Fonseca V, Xavier J, James SE, de Oliveira T, de Filippis AMB, Alcantara LCJ, Giovanetti M.
Journal: Current Topics in the Epidemiology of Vector-Borne,DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.88769: (2019)
Journal Impact Factor (I.F.): 3
Number of citations (Google Scholar): 20
Mosquito-borne viral diseases are infections transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes. The burden of these diseases is highest in tropical and subtropical
areas and they disproportionately affect the poorest populations. Since 2014, major
outbreaks of dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever and Zika have afflicted populations
and overwhelmed health systems in many countries. Distribution of mosquito-
borne diseases is determined by complex demographic, environmental and
social factors, causing diseases to emerge in countries where they were previously
unknown. Coupling genomic diagnostics and epidemiology to innovative digital
disease detection platforms raises the possibility of an open, global, digital pathogen
surveillance system. Considering pathogen surveillance in mind, real-time sequencing,
bioinformatics tools and the combination of genomic and epidemiological data
from viral infections can give essential information for understanding the past and
the future of an epidemic, making possible to establish an effective surveillance
framework on tracking the spread of infections to other geographic regions.
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Citation: Fonseca V, Xavier J, James SE, de Oliveira T, de Filippis AMB, Alcantara LCJ, Giovanetti M. Mosquito-Borne Viral Diseases: Control and Prevention in the Genomics Era Current Topics in the Epidemiology of Vector-Borne,DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.88769: (2019).
We have published together with colleagues from FioCruz Foundation in Brazil a book on the use of genomics to control and prevent viral diseases. This book focus on some of the genomics methods and bioinformatics tools that we have developed for arboviruses (i.e. Zika, Chikungunya, Dengue and Yellow Fever).