Selective primary health care: strategies for control of disease in the developing world. XI. Dengue.

@article{Halstead1984SelectivePH,
  title={Selective primary health care: strategies for control of disease in the developing world. XI. Dengue.},
  author={Scott B. Halstead},
  journal={Reviews of infectious diseases},
  year={1984},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={251-64}
}
Since World War II, dengue viruses have progressively extended their geographic domain and have increased as causes of human morbidity and mortality. This complex of four flaviviruses is principally transmitted to humans by the bite of Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever vector. Factors that promote the indoor storage of water are congenial to the breeding of A. aegypti. These include the dislocations of wars, overpopulation , and urbanization. By the mid-20th century, A. aegypti eradication… CONTINUE READING