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Arboviruses emerging in Brazil: challenges for clinic and implications for public health

Overview of attention for article published in Revista de Saúde Pública, January 2017
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Title
Arboviruses emerging in Brazil: challenges for clinic and implications for public health
Published in
Revista de Saúde Pública, January 2017
DOI 10.1590/s1518-8787.2017051006889
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Authors

Maria Rita Donalisio, André Ricardo Ribas Freitas, Andrea Paula Bruno Von Zuben

Abstract

Arboviruses have been emerging in different parts of the world due to genetic changes in the virus, alteration of the host and vector population dynamics, or because of anthropogenic environmental factors. These viruses' capacity for adaptation is notable, as well as the likelihood of their emergence and establishment in new geographic areas. In Brazilian epidemiologic scenario, the most common arboviruses are DENV, CHIKV, and ZIKV, although others may spread in the country. Little is yet known of the impact of viral co-circulation, which would theoretically result in more intense viremia or other immunological alterations that could trigger autoimmune diseases, such as Guillain-Barré syndrome. The impact on morbidity and mortality intensifies as extensive epidemics lead to a high number of affected individuals, severe cases, and implications for health services, mainly due to the absence of treatment, vaccines, and effective prevention and control measures. RESUMO Notifica-se a emergência de arboviroses em diferentes regiões do planeta em decorrência de mudanças genéticas no vírus, alteração da dinâmica populacional de hospedeiros e vetores ou por fatores ambientais de origem antropogênica. É notável a capacidade de adaptação desses vírus e a possibilidade de emergirem e se estabelecerem em novas áreas geográficas. No contexto epidemiológico brasileiro, os arbovírus de maior circulação são DENV, CHIKV e ZIKV, embora existam outros com potencial de disseminação no País. O impacto da cocirculação viral ainda é pouco conhecido, a qual teoricamente resultaria em viremias mais intensas ou outras alterações imunológicas que poderiam ser o gatilho para doenças autoimunes, como a síndrome de Guillain-Barré. O impacto na morbidade e mortalidade se intensifica à medida que extensas epidemias pressupõem grande número de indivíduos acometidos, casos graves e implicações sobre os serviços de saúde, principalmente diante da ausência de tratamento, vacinas e medidas efetivas de prevenção e controle.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 372 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 86 23%
Student > Master 65 17%
Researcher 33 9%
Student > Postgraduate 24 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 24 6%
Other 49 13%
Unknown 93 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 59 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 50 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 49 13%
Immunology and Microbiology 26 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 22 6%
Other 59 16%
Unknown 109 29%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 July 2017.
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#8,496,535
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#233
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