West Nile Fever in Brazil: Sporadic Case, Silent Endemic Disease or Epidemic in Its Initial Stages?

  title={West Nile Fever in Brazil: Sporadic Case, Silent Endemic Disease or Epidemic in Its Initial Stages?},
  author={Marcelo Adriano da Cunha e Silva Vieira and Aline de Almeida Xavier Aguiar and Amar{\'i}les S Borba and Herlon Cl{\'i}stenes Lima GUIMAR{\~A}ES and Kelsen Dantas Eul{\'a}lio and Linduarte Leit{\~a}o de ALBUQUERQUE-NETO and Maria do Amparo SALMITO and Oriana Bezerra LIMA},
  booktitle={Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo},
During the initial reports in some countries of Africa and Asia and until the 1990s, West Nile fever (WNF) was only considered a “minor” public health problem. The disease gained awareness after outbreaks occurred in Israel, Australia and European countries and, in particular, due to the large number of people and animals affected in the United States of America between the end of the 1990s and the beginning of the new century. Thereafter, signs of West Nile virus (WNV) circulation were… CONTINUE READING
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