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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

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MACIEL-DE-FREITAS, Rafael et al. Why do we need alternative tools to control mosquito-borne diseases in Latin America?. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz [online]. 2012, vol.107, n.6, pp.828-829. ISSN 0074-0276.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02762012000600021.

In this opinion paper, we discuss the potential and challenges of using the symbiont Wolbachia to block mosquito transmitted diseases such as dengue, malaria and chikungunya in Latin America.

Keywords : dengue; malaria; chikungunya; yellow fever; control; surveillance; Aedes aegypti.

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