Angola’s 2013 dengue outbreak: clinical, laboratory and molecular analyses of cases from four Portuguese institutions
- Autores: Abreu C, Antunes A, Atouguia J, Azevedo T, Centeno-Lima S, Conceição C, Mansinho K, Marques N, Moneti V, Nazareth T, Nina J, Parreira R, Sa L, Saraiva da Cunha J, Sarmento A, Seixas J, Teodósio R
- Ano de Publicação: 2014
- Journal: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25212088
Dengue virus (DENV) is the arbovirus with the widest impact on human health. In Africa in general, and in Angola in particular, the epidemiology and public health impact of DENV is far from clear. However, rapid population growth, unplanned urbanization, increased international travel, and the presence of virus major vector (Aedes aegypti) in the country suggest that DENV transmission may occur.