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Countering the Zika epidemic in Latin America

Source(s):  American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

This study discusses dynamics and drivers of the Zika epidemic in Latin America in order to assess longer-term risks and prioritise interventions. The transmissibility of the infection, the generation time and large-scale connectivity of human populations are the three key factors that determine the scale and speed of spread of an emerging infection.

The authors suggest policy-makers to:

  • tune pregnancy delays to the local context; and
  • increase the effectiveness of vector control.

Science, Volume 353, Issue 6297, July 2016, Pages 353-354.

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  • Countering the Zika epidemic in Latin America
  • Publication date 2016
  • Author(s) Ferguson, N.M.; Cucunubá, Z.M.; Dorigatti, I.; Nedjati-Gilani, G.L.; Donelly, C.A.; Basáñez, M.; Nouvellet, P.; Lessler, J.
  • Number of pages 3 p.

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