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Arboviral and other illnesses in travellers returning from Brazil, June 2013 to May 2016: implications for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games

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During the 2013–15 Brazilian winter months (August and September) there were no cases of Zika virus infection or chikungunya and 3 cases of dengue fever documented in travellers. During October-July 2013 -15 there were 14 cases of Zika, 15 of chikungunya …

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Is Dengue vector control deficient in effectiveness or evidence?: Systematic review and meta-analysis

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There is currently scarce reliable evidence on the effectiveness of any Dengue vector control strategy.
Dengue is the most widespread mosquito-borne arboviral disease and vector control methods are the main approach to prevent it. This study reviewed the evidence for effectiveness …

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The value of educational messages embedded in a community-based approach to combat Dengue Fever: A systematic review and meta regression analysis

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Evidence suggests that the effect of educational messages embedded within community-based approached was most effecting about 18 to 24 months after it was delivered but then subsequently declined.
Prevention of Dengue relies on mosquito control. The mosquito, Aedes aegypyti (which also causes …

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Using social media for actionable disease surveillance and outbreak management

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This review highlights the lack of literature on the use of social media in disease surveillance and outbreak management to support and improve public health, and to target specific populations to evaluate an intervention or interact with communities to improve health outcomes. …

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