Márcia Sperança

Universidade Federal do ABC Brazil

Márcia Aparecida Sperança is an associate professor at the Center for Natural and Human Sciences at the Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil. She earned her Ph.D. in the Biology of Parasite-Host Interaction from the Parasitology Department at the Biomedical Institute of the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Sperança then worked as an assistant professor and researcher at Marilia Medical School, Brazil. Her scientific expertise lies in the diagnosis, molecular biology, and epidemiology of arboviruses, the bacteria Helicobacter pylori, malaria parasites, Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, and COVID-19. Since 2009, Dr. Sperança has been the head of the Laboratory of Pathogenic Agents at UFABC.

Márcia Sperança

4books edited

4chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Márcia Sperança

Dengue Fever in a One Health Perspective - Latest Research and Recent Advances presents studies on dengue fever (DF) and dengue virus (DENV) that discuss eco-epidemiology, physiopathology, and new biotechnological tools to fight against this important disease in the context of the World Health Organization’s One Health strategy. The book is organized into five sections: “Epidemiological Aspects”, “Environmental Aspects”, “Pathogenicity”, “Diagnosis and Treatment” and “Management Strategies”. The chapters address topics such as DF prevalence and management in a Chinese county, the risk of DF in American children younger than 15 years, the silent transmission of DENV by asymptomatic individuals, the use of X-ray and ultrasound to identify severe DF cases, gene-silencing techniques to investigate biological aspects of DF, viral genomic surveillance to promote early intervention in DF epidemics, and much more.

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