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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2015 Mar-Apr;53(2):200-5.

[Situational panorama of Mexico against the chikungunya virus pandemic].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Instituto de Investigación sobre la Salud Pública, Universidad de la Sierra Sur, Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz, Oaxaca, México. abisai01@hotmail.com.

Abstract

in English, Spanish

Recent outbreaks of emerging diseases emphasize the vulnerability of health systems, as is the case of chikungunya fever. The wide geographical incidence of the virus in the last years requires alerting systems for the prevention, diagnosis, control and eradication of the disease. Given the ecological, epidemiological and socio-economic characteristic of Mexico, this disease affects directly or indirectly the health of the population and development of agricultural, livestock, industrial, fishing, oil and tourism activities in the country. Due to this situation it is essential to make a brief analysis on the main clinical data, epidemiological and preventive measures with which our country counts with to confront the situation.

KEYWORDS:

Chikungunya virus; Disease prevention; Emerging diseases

PMID:
25760749
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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