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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2017 Mar-Apr;55(2):230-232.

[The fourth horseman: The yellow fever].

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

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Coordinación de Vigilancia Epidemiológica, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Ciudad de México, México. david.cabrerag@imss.gob.mx.

Abstract

in English, Spanish

Dengue virus three, Chikunguya and Zika have entered the national territory through the south of the country. Cases and outbreaks of yellow fever have now been identified in the Americas where it threatens to expand. Although Mexico has a robust epidemiological surveillance system for vector-borne diseases, our country must be alert in case of its possible introduction into the national territory. This paper presents theoretical assumptions based on factual data on the behavior of yellow fever in the Americas, as well as reflections on the epidemiological surveillance of vector-borne diseases.

KEYWORDS:

Chikungunya virus; Epidemiological surveillance; Yellow fever; Zika virus

PMID:
28296373
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