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A review exploring the overarching burden of Zika virus with emphasis on epidemiological case studies from Brazil

Tunali, M; Radin, AA; Basibuyuk, S; Musah, A; Borges, IVG; Yenigun, O; Aldosery, A; ... Campos, LC; + view all (2021) A review exploring the overarching burden of Zika virus with emphasis on epidemiological case studies from Brazil. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 10.1007/s11356-021-15984-y. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

This paper explores the main factors for mosquito-borne transmission of the Zika virus by focusing on environmental, anthropogenic, and social risks. A literature review was conducted bringing together related information from this genre of research from peer-reviewed publications. It was observed that environmental conditions, especially precipitation, humidity, and temperature, played a role in the transmission. Furthermore, anthropogenic factors including sanitation, urbanization, and environmental pollution promote the transmission by affecting the mosquito density. In addition, socioeconomic factors such as poverty as well as social inequality and low-quality housing have also an impact since these are social factors that limit access to certain facilities or infrastructure which, in turn, promote transmission when absent (e.g., piped water and screened windows). Finally, the paper presents short-, mid-, and long-term preventative solutions together with future perspectives. This is the first review exploring the effects of anthropogenic aspects on Zika transmission with a special emphasis in Brazil.

Type: Article
Title: A review exploring the overarching burden of Zika virus with emphasis on epidemiological case studies from Brazil
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-021-15984-y
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-15984-y
Language: English
Additional information: © 2021 Springer Nature Switzerland AG. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Keywords: Ae. mosquito, Arbovirus, Environmental conditions, Precipitation, Sanitation, Social conditions
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences > Genetics, Evolution and Environment
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10134133
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