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In Brazil, dengue epidemics erupt sporadically throughout the country and it is unclear if outbreaks may initiate a sustainable transmission cycle. There are few studies evaluating the ability of Brazilian Aedes aegypti populations to transmit dengue virus (DENV). The aim of this study was to compare DENV susceptibility of field-captured Ae. aegypti(More)
Because of a complex array of factors, an increasing number of new and reemerging infectious diseases are being recognized in both industrialized and developing countries in the Americas (1,2). The expanding population, living in overcrowded conditions with inadequate housing and sanitary facilities, has been exposed to new diseases and human pathogens. For(More)
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