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Preparing clinicians for (re-)emerging arbovirus infectious diseases in Europe

Entered on 21-11-2018

Clinical Microbiology and Infectious - March 2018

Authors: Sigfrid L., Reusken C., Eckerle I., Nussenblatt V., Lipworth S., Messina J., Kraemer M., Ergonul O., Papa A., Koopmans M., Horby P.


Arthropod-borne virus (Arbovirus) infections are considered an emerging threat for Europe, with an increase in cases in recent decades. The increase in global travel and trade has contributed to the introduction of vectors and viruses into new geographical areas. Tropical arboviruses such as dengue and chikungunya have re-emerged causing local, sporadic outbreaks ignited by travel-imported cases. The recent Zika virus outbreak in the Americas highlighted a need to strengthen preparedness for (re-) emerging arbovirus infections globally.


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