Tool for the diagnosis and care of patients with suspected arboviral diseases
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[Foreword]: Dengue is the most common mosquito-borne viral disease in the Americas and the most suspected in patients with fever. However, the recent introduction of two new arboviral diseases (chikungunya virus in late 2013 and Zika virus in 2014) has created a new challenge for public health in the Americas. The three arboviral diseases (dengue, chikungunya, and Zika) can produce very similar clinical symptoms, mainly during the acute phase (the first days of the disease), hindering clinical diagnosis by health workers, creating problems for appropriate case management, and sometimes triggering fatal events. Serological diagnosis has presented further difficulties, due to the cross-reaction between IgM/IgG antibodies of the dengue and Zika viruses, complicating laboratory confirmation and compromising epidemiological surveillance.
Instrumento para el diagnóstico y la atención a pacientes con sospecha de arborisosis
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Pan American Health Organization (Washington, D.C, PAHO, 2016-09)[Foreword]. Faced with the complex situation caused by dengue in the Americas and around the world, in 2003 the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) developed the Integrated Management ...
Organización Panamericana de la Salud (Washington, D.C, OPS, 2016-12)El dengue es la enfermedad viral transmitida por mosquitos con mayor presencia en las Américas y la más sospechada en pacientes febriles. Sin embargo, la reciente introducción de dos nuevas arbovirosis (virus de chikungunya ...
United States, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (CDC); Pan American Health Organization (Washington, D.C, PAHO, 2013)[From the Introduction]. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), with the support of the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DVBD, CDC), supported the ...