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Trends Parasitol. 2017 Sep;33(9):660-662. doi: 10.1016/j.pt.2017.05.010. Epub 2017 Jun 15.

Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Diseases in Urban Slums: Opportunities for Intervention.

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1
Instituto Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde, Salvador BA, 40296-710, Brazil; Instituto da Saúde Coletiva, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Salvador BA, 40110-040, Brazil; Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT06511, USA. Electronic address: federico.costa@ufba.br.
2
Instituto Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde, Salvador BA, 40296-710, Brazil; Instituto de Biologia, UFBA, Salvador BA, 40170-115, Brazil.
3
Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK.
4
Department of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA94720, USA.
5
Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT06511, USA.

Abstract

Urban slums provide conditions that increase the risk of exposure to vector-borne and zoonotic pathogens. Large interventions, such as social and sanitary changes, are a priority but their implementation is challenging. Integration between the multidisciplinary understanding of pathogens' dynamics and community participatory approaches is a key prevention strategy.

KEYWORDS:

Zika virus disease; interventions; leptospirosis; reservoir; slums; vector

PMID:
28625886
DOI:
10.1016/j.pt.2017.05.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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