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Chikungunya: febre se alastra pelo Brasil

Chikungunya: febre se alastra pelo Brasil

A febre chikungunya é uma doença parecida com a dengue causada pelo vírus CHIKV. Aqui no Brasil o que preocupa o Ministério da Saúde é que os mosquitos o Aedes aegypti e o Aedes albopictus, podem espalhar esse vírus pelo país. Segundo Dr. Dauzio Varella, o mosquito após infectado leva sete dias para começar a transmitir o CHIKV, e a população não possui anticorpos contra ele.

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El IEEPO realiza campaña para prevenir la fiebre de chikungunya en los escolares

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Desde el mes de diciembre del año 2014, el Instituto Estatal de Educación Pública de Oaxaca a través (IEEPO), a través del Programa Escuela y Salud de la Coordinación General de Educación Básica y Normal, inició una intensa campaña para informar y prevenir la fiebre de chikungunya, producida por el mosco “Aedes aegypti”  y “Aedes albopictus”.
 
El doctor Benigno Cabrera, responsable del Programa Escuela y Salud, señaló que las medidas que se adoptaron por indicaciones del Director General del IEEPO, Moisés Robles Cruz, evitaron que en las escuelas se dispararan los casos.
 
Además, mencionó que se giraron oficios a directivos y maestros para tomar las medidas necesarias, como la limpieza de los patios de escuelas y evitar todo  tipo de objetos donde se pudiera acumular el agua y se formaran criaderos de mosquitos.

En este sentido, subrayó que personal del Programa Escuela y Salud acude constantemente a las escuelas a dar pláticas a la comunidad estudiantil y docente para que conozcan todo lo referente a la fiebre de chikungunya, y éstos a su vez, lleven la información a sus hogares.

El funcionario precisó que el Instituto Estatal de Educación Pública de Oaxaca en coordinación con los Servicios de Salud, suma esfuerzos para prevenir este mal en los centros escolares, donde se realizan campañas de limpieza y ciclos de nebulización.
 
Sin embargo, indicó que es necesario que autoridades y sociedad conjunten esfuerzos para prevenir la fiebre de chikungunya, ya que no le pueden dejar toda la responsabilidad al personal docente y administrativo del Instituto Estatal de Educación Pública de Oaxaca, cuando es tarea de todos.
 
Dejó en claro que la única manera para prevenir la fiebre de chikungunya es con información y disminuyendo los lugares donde se pueden crear los mosquitos “Aedes aegypti”  y “Aedes albopictus”, por ello, se deben eliminar los recipientes sin utilidad que pueden almacenar agua, tales como: latas, botellas, neumáticos desechados, cubetas o baldes, entre otros.
 
El especialista dijo  que en caso de presentarse fiebre alta,  dolor en las articulaciones, salpullido, náuseas, vómito y pérdida del apetito es necesario que el infante sea canalizado a la brevedad al centro de salud más cercano para que el personal médico lo atienda.
 
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Experts warn of potential upsurge in mosquito and tick-borne diseases as UK climate gets warmer

Vector-borne diseases, which are transmitted by insects such as mosquitoes and ticks, are on the rise and have spread into new territories across Europe over the past decade (eg, malaria in Greece, West Nile virus in eastern Europe, chikungunya in Italy and France). Authors of a new study say that disease-carrying mosquitoes could also become widespread across large parts of Britain within the next few decades as the climate becomes increasingly mild. More rainfall and warmer temperatures could provide ideal conditions for the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), which spreads the viruses that cause dengue and chikungunya, to breed and expand into the UK, particularly southern England.

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Experts warn of potential upsurge in mosquito and tick-borne diseases as UK climate gets warmer
Vector-borne diseases, which are transmitted by insects such as mosquitoes and ticks, are on the rise and have spread into new territories across Europe over the past decade (eg, malaria in Greece, West Nile virus in eastern Europe, chikungunya in Italy and France). Authors of a new study say that disease-carrying mosquitoes could also become widespread across large parts of Britain within the next few decades as the climate becomes increasingly mild. More rainfall and warmer temperatures could provide ideal conditions for the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), which spreads the viruses that cause dengue and chikungunya, to breed and expand into the UK, particularly southern England.





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Experts warn of potential upsurge in mosquito and tick-borne diseases as UK climate gets warmer

Vector-borne diseases, which are transmitted by insects such as mosquitoes and ticks, are on the rise and have spread into new territories across Europe over the past decade (eg, malaria in Greece, West Nile virus in eastern Europe, chikungunya in Italy and France). Authors of a new study say that disease-carrying mosquitoes could also become widespread across large parts of Britain within the next few decades as the climate becomes increasingly mild. More rainfall and warmer temperatures could provide ideal conditions for the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), which spreads the viruses that cause dengue and chikungunya, to breed and expand into the UK, particularly southern England.



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Vector-borne diseases, which are transmitted by insects such as mosquitoes and ticks, are on the rise and have spread into new territories across Europe over the past decade (eg, malaria in Greece, West Nile virus in eastern Europe, chikungunya in Italy and France). Authors of a new study say that disease-carrying mosquitoes could also become widespread across large parts of Britain within the next few decades as the climate becomes increasingly mild. More rainfall and warmer temperatures could provide ideal conditions for the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), which spreads the viruses that cause dengue and chikungunya, to breed and expand into the UK, particularly southern England. http://dlvr.it/94lxff

Deadly Mosquitoes En Route to Britain

Waking up this morning to the news that a plague of mosquitos carrying deadly diseases is headed for Britain fills me with dread.

The mosquito Aedes aegytpi sends shivers down my spine but to read that its warrior cousin, Aedes albopictus, is on its way makes me wonder whether I should not get on a plane and head to the North Pole! Humans are yet to win the battle with these vectors.

I am very scared of the Ae albopictus because it is like the IS of terrorism. I know how to find and route the Ae aegypti but with the Ae albopictus, it’s serious guerilla warfare. A senior entomologist and public health official once told me that when they arrive in a country, it is impossible to eradicate them. Even Ae aegypti is scared of them and for good reason.

I first met Ae aegypti up close and personal when I was about 12 years old. A mosquito bit me and transmitted dengue fever which it also known as break-bone fever.

It started with a slight fever, and general aches and pains. But the pain got worse, especially in the joints and behind my eyes. It felt like someone ripping out my eyeballs with a wrench. My whole body was in excruciating pain for two straight weeks.

I did not know whether to stand, sit, lay down, stand on my head or roll over. It was consistent pain as the virus coursed through my body every single second of the day. Every second felt like a lifetime. I just wanted it to be over.

There is no cure or vaccine. Paracetamol was ineffective. Panadol was useless and aspirin was definitely not a good idea.

When I finally recovered, I received the good news that I was now immune to the virus.

The bad news, however, was that there were four strains of the virus and I was still vulnerable to the other three strains. With multiple infections come the risk of severe dengue (dengue hemorrhagic fever) which causes internal bleeding and can be fatal, if not treated.

Ae aegypti is a domestic mosquito because it lives in and around the home usually in clean water and comes awake only at certain times of the day. It is relatively easy to find and eradicate. I once found the larvae in the cover of a soft drink bottle, which had collected rain water. The eggs can survive outdoors for a pretty long time but just add water and they hatch in 24 hours.

So, I am not too scared of Ae aegypti but its cousin terrifies me. The Ae albopictus is not domestic. It lives in the wild and very difficult to pinpoint its habitat.

Unlike its cousin which transmits four strains of the dengue fever virus, the albopictus, under laboratory conditions, can transmit 22 different diseases including yellow fever, encephalitis and the feared chikungunya.

Chikungunya is significantly worse than dengue fever. Joint pains can last up to two years. Two of my friends just died from an infection of dengue fever and chikungunya. The second, who died just before Christmas, was kept sedated in the intensive care unit, due to the excruciating pain.

Ae albopictus respects no creature. Even its cousins, Ae aegypti run scared because wherever they battle, the albopictus usually wins.

The news by The Telegraph this morning that the Culex mosquito could arrive with yellow fever is of lesser concern to me because Culex has only been a nuisance mosquito to me. It operates during daylight hours and not when I am asleep.

I am a magnet for mosquitoes. If I am sitting with a group of friends when these insects arrive, they make a beeline for me. It’s the scent of my skin, doctors tell me, that attract them, so I try my best to mask the scent and I tend to avoid dengue-infected regions.

I should have gone home to Barbados last Christmas for my annual holiday but Chikungunya was on the rampage and I was taking no risk.

But now, the insects are set to arrive right on my doorstep here in the UK, looking for me, perhaps it’s time to head further north to colder climes.

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Mosquitoes could bring deadly diseases to UK within years, study warns

LONDON — Warmer conditions are making the UK a more attractive place for disease-carrying mosquitoes, according to a new study. See also: Brazil Is Releasing Mutated Mosquitoes to Fight Dengue Fever Researchers writing in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal say warmer temperatures in the UK provide more hospitable conditions for the Asian tiger mosquito or Aedes albopictus, which can carry…

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Mosquitoes could bring deadly diseases to UK within years, study warns

LONDON — Warmer conditions are making the UK a more attractive place for disease-carrying mosquitoes, according to a new study.

See also: Brazil Is Releasing Mutated Mosquitoes to Fight Dengue Fever

Researchers writing in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal say warmer temperatures in the UK provide more hospitable conditions for the Asian tiger mosquito or Aedes albopictus, which can carry deadly viruses that cause dengue fever and Chikungunya fever, according to a BBC report

There are already 34 recorded species of mosquito in the UK, but currently they are not know to transmit infections, however there are varieties that can transmit West Nile, but there have been no human cases Read more…

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The Asian tiger mosquito is historically a mosquito of the forests of Southeast Asia, breeding in water collecting in tree-holes.

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LONDON — Warmer conditions are making the UK a more attractive place for disease-carrying mosquitoes, according to a new study.

See also: Brazil Is Releasing Mutated Mosquitoes to Fight Dengue Fever

Researchers writing in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal say warmer temperatures in the UK provide more hospitable conditions for the Asian tiger mosquito or Aedes albopictus, which can carry deadly viruses that cause dengue fever and Chikungunya fever, according to a BBC report.

There are already 34 recorded species of mosquito in the UK, but currently they are not know to transmit infections, however there are varieties that can transmit West Nile, but there have been no human cases.

Last summer, Public Health England said there had been no confirmed sightings of the asian tiger mosquito but it added that reports have been filed in Belgium and the Netherlands, meaning it could be easily imported.

Researchers writing in the journal said that climate change models show that a 2C increase in temperature could extend the mosquito season in the UK by a month and extend the geographical area, according to the Telegraph.

“We are not suggesting that climate change is the only or the main factor driving the increase in vector-borne diseases in the UK and Europe, but that it is one of many factors including socio-economic development, urbanisation, widespread land-use change, migration, and globalisation that should be considered,” said Professor Steve Leach from Public Health England’s emergency responses department.

“Lessons from the outbreaks of West Nile virus in North America and chikungunya in the Caribbean emphasise the need to assess future vector-borne disease risks and prepare contingencies for future outbreaks.”

The report warns that better systems are needed to monitor imported products, such as used tyres, where disease-carrying mosquitos can lay their eggs.

Public Health England ant the Chartered Institute for Environmental Health have a mosquito recording scheme called Mosquito Watch, set up following the emergence of West Nile in the U.S.. It asks people to send in “exotic” mosquitoes they find in the UK.

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LONDON — Warmer conditions are making the UK a more attractive place for disease-carrying mosquitoes, according to a new study.

See also: Brazil Is Releasing Mutated Mosquitoes to Fight Dengue Fever

Researchers writing in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal say warmer temperatures in the UK provide more hospitable conditions for the Asian tiger mosquito or Aedes albopictus, which can carry deadly viruses that cause dengue fever and Chikungunya fever, according to a BBC report

There are already 34 recorded species of mosquito in the UK, but currently they are not know to transmit infections, however there are varieties that can transmit West Nile, but there have been no human cases Read more…

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Mosquitoes Could Unleash Array Of Nasty Diseases Across UK In Next Decade, Experts Warn

Serious diseases carried by mosquitoes, such as dengue fever and chikungunya, could become widespread across the UK in the next decade, experts have claimed.

The insects which spread "vector-borne" infections have already begun to invade parts of southern and eastern Europe.

The study predicts that because of climate change, it will not be long before the unwelcome visitors arrive in Britain bringing with them a whole host of tropical diseases.



The UK climate is already said to be suitable for mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus, an infection that causes a flu-like illness which on rare occasions can prove fatal.

No human cases have come to light so far. But recently a species of Culex mosquito known to be the main carrier of West Nile Virus in Europe was discovered in Kent.

A bigger health threat is the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) which spreads dengue fever and chikungunya.

Both cause serious illnesses which, especially in the case of dengue fever, can be fatal.

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Warmer temperatures and more rainfall - both outcomes of climate change - could provide ideal conditions for the mosquito in the UK, particularly southern England, said the scientists.

Previously, dengue transmission was largely confined to tropical and sub-tropical regions because frosts kill the insect’s larvae and eggs.

The Asian tiger mosquito has now been reported in 25 different European countries and is widely established in large parts of the Mediterranean.

It has also been imported into the Netherlands, where the insect has been found in commercial greenhouses and its eggs and larvae in water trapped inside the rims of used tyres.

Climate change models show that just a 2C rise in temperature could extend the mosquito’s activity season by one month and geographical spread by up to 30% by 2030, said the researchers writing in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.

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Professor Steve Leach, from the emergency responses department at Public Health England, said: “We are not suggesting that climate change is the only or the main factor driving the increase in vector-borne diseases in the UK and Europe, but that it is one of many factors including socio-economic development, urbanisation, widespread land-use change, migration, and globalisation that should be considered.

“Lessons from the outbreaks of West Nile virus in North America and chikungunya in the Caribbean emphasise the need to assess future vector-borne disease risks and prepare contingencies for future outbreaks.”

In the past decade insect-borne infections have spread into new territories across Europe. Examples include malaria in Greece, West Nile Virus in eastern Europe, and chikungunya in Italy and France.

The climate change simulations predict suitable temperatures for one month per year of chikungunya virus transmission in London by 2041, and up to three months in south-east England by 2071.

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Co-author Dr Jolyon Medlock, also from Public Health England, said: “Given the on-going spread of invasive mosquitoes across Europe, with accompanying outbreaks of dengue and chikungunya virus, Public Health England has been conducting surveillance at seaports, airports, and some motorway service stations.

“Although no non-native invasive mosquitoes have been detected in the UK so far, a better system to monitor imported used tyres, in which disease-carrying mosquitoes lay their eggs, needs planning.”

Despite the risk from malaria being considered low, some climate models predicted the possibility of localised infections in the UK as early as 2030.

Ticks, small blood-sucking relatives of spiders, were another danger and in the UK one species that carries Lyme disease, Ixodes ricinus, was already found in Scotland.

Another exotic tick species, Hyalomma marginatum, that transmits Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus in eastern Europe, was imported into the UK each year on migratory birds.

Currently the British climate is too cold for its survival. But as temperatures warmed the rick was likely to become established in the UK, said the researchers.

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LONDON — Warmer conditions are making the UK a more attractive place for disease-carrying mosquitoes, according to a new study.

See also: Brazil Is Releasing Mutated Mosquitoes to Fight Dengue Fever

Researchers writing in The Lancet Infectious Diseasesjournal say warmer temperatures in the UK provide more hospitable conditions for the Asian tiger mosquito or Aedes albopictus, which can carry…

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Mosquitoes could bring deadly diseases to UK within years, study warns

LONDON — Warmer conditions are making the UK a more attractive place for disease-carrying mosquitoes, according to a new study.

See also: Brazil Is Releasing Mutated Mosquitoes to Fight Dengue Fever

Researchers writing in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal say warmer temperatures in the UK provide more hospitable conditions for the Asian tiger mosquito or Aedes albopictus, which can carry deadly viruses that cause dengue fever and Chikungunya fever, according to a BBC report

There are already 34 recorded species of mosquito in the UK, but currently they are not know to transmit infections, however there are varieties that can transmit West Nile, but there have been no human cases Read more…

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Mosquitoes could bring deadly diseases to UK within years, study warns

LONDON — Warmer conditions are making the UK a more attractive place for disease-carrying mosquitoes, according to a new study.

See also: Brazil Is Releasing Mutated Mosquitoes to Fight Dengue Fever

Researchers writing in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal say warmer temperatures in the UK provide more hospitable conditions for the Asian tiger mosquito or Aedes albopictus, which can carry deadly viruses that cause dengue fever and Chikungunya fever, according to a BBC report

There are already 34 recorded species of mosquito in the UK, but currently they are not know to transmit infections, however there are varieties that can transmit West Nile, but there have been no human cases Read more…

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Mosquitoes could bring deadly diseases to UK within years, study warns

LONDON — Warmer conditions are making the UK a more attractive place for disease-carrying mosquitoes, according to a new study.

See also: Brazil Is Releasing Mutated Mosquitoes to Fight Dengue Fever

Researchers writing in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal say warmer temperatures in the UK provide more hospitable conditions for the Asian tiger mosquito or Aedes albopictus, which can carry deadly viruses that cause dengue fever and Chikungunya fever, according to a BBC report

There are already 34 recorded species of mosquito in the UK, but currently they are not know to transmit infections, however there are varieties that can transmit West Nile, but there have been no human cases Read more…

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Mosquitoes could bring deadly diseases to UK within years, study warns

LONDON — Warmer conditions are making the UK a more attractive place for disease-carrying mosquitoes, according to a new study.

See also: Brazil Is Releasing Mutated Mosquitoes to Fight Dengue Fever

Researchers writing in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal say warmer temperatures in the UK provide more hospitable conditions for the Asian tiger mosquito or Aedes albopictus, which can carry deadly viruses that cause dengue fever and Chikungunya fever, according to a BBC report

There are already 34 recorded species of mosquito in the UK, but currently they are not know to transmit infections, however there are varieties that can transmit West Nile, but there have been no human cases Read more…

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