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Dengue and chikungunya: future threats for Northern Europe?
Laverdeur, Justine; Desmecht, Daniel; Hayette, Marie-Pierre et al.
2024In Frontiers in Epidemiology, 4
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Keywords :
emerging; infection; arbovirus; dengue; chikungunya; europe
Abstract :
[en] Arthropod-borne viral diseases are likely to be affected by the consequences of climate change with an increase in their distribution and intensity. Among these infectious diseases, chikungunya and dengue viruses are two (re)emergent arboviruses transmitted by Aedes species mosquitoes and which have recently demonstrated their capacity for rapid expansion. They most often cause mild diseases, but they can both be associated with complications and severe forms. In Europe, following the establishment of invasive Aedes spp, the first outbreaks of autochtonous dengue and chikungunya have already occurred. Northern Europe is currently relatively spared, but climatic projections show that the conditions are permissive for the establishment of Aedes albopictus (also known as the tiger mosquito) in the coming decades. It is therefore essential to question and improve the means of surveillance in northern Europe, at the dawn of inevitable future epidemics.
Disciplines :
Immunology & infectious disease
Author, co-author :
Laverdeur, Justine ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences cliniques > Médecine générale
Desmecht, Daniel ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de morphologie et pathologie (DMP) > Pathologie spéciale et autopsies
Hayette, Marie-Pierre ;  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Service de microbiologie clinique
Darcis, Gilles ;  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Service des maladies infectieuses - médecine interne
Language :
English
Title :
Dengue and chikungunya: future threats for Northern Europe?
Publication date :
15 January 2024
Journal title :
Frontiers in Epidemiology
eISSN :
2674-1199
Publisher :
Frontiers Media SA
Volume :
4
Peer reviewed :
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