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Dengue Virus-mosquito Interactions

Eng-Eong Ooi and Duane J. Gubler
from: Frontiers in Dengue Virus Research (Edited by: Kathryn A. Hanley and Scott C. Weaver). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2010)


Dengue/dengue hemorrhagic fever is the most important vector-borne viral disease globally, with over half of the world's population living at risk of infection. While vaccines for other flaviviruses such as yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and tick-borne encephalitis have been developed, dengue vaccine development is complicated by the need to incorporate all four virus serotypes into a single formulation. The only way to prevent dengue transmission presently is to reduce the vector population. This chapter focuses on the latest information on mosquito-dengue virus interaction, with the overall goal of identifying areas of research where improved understanding would likely contribute to our ability to predict and prevent cyclical epidemics read more ...
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