Mosquito-borne arboviruses of African origin: review of key viruses and vectors
- Autores: A. Paulo Gouveia de Almeida, Anthony J. Cornel1, Braack, Christiaan de Jager, L., Robert Swanepoel
- Ano de Publicação: 2018
- Journal: Parasites and Vectors
- Link: https://parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13071-017-2559-9
Key aspects of 36 mosquito-borne arboviruses indigenous to Africa are summarized, including lesser or poorly-known viruses which, like Zika, may have the potential to escape current sylvatic cycling to achieve greater geographical distribution and medical importance. Major vectors are indicated as well as reservoir hosts, where known. A series of current and future risk factors is addressed.