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Dengue Fever

Márcia Aparecida Sperança

Federal University of ABC


Dengue Vector Biology Aedes Species Diagnosis Dengue Imnunopathology Vaccine New Drugs Epidemiology Virus Diversity Vector Control Insecticides Biological Control

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Dengue is the most important arbovirus to the public health, worldwide. After the Second World War four serotypes of Dengue virus spread from Asia to several countries around the word, principally in subtropical and tropical areas, where the main vector meets optimal life conditions. One of the most important challenges for the development of a dengue virus vaccine is the immunopathogenic characteristic of dengue fever and alternatives to the vaccine can be obtained by developing new drugs and improving therapeutic methods, besides an effective control of its main vector. In recent years, several alternative methods have been proposed for the control and treatment of this important arboviruse, however, the regional epidemiological characteristics of dengue fever, associated with genetic changes of vectors, viruses and human populations, should be observed to apply the new developing tools. Thus, this book aims to get up-to-date information on these important aspects of dengue fever in order to help public health institutions to find the best solution considering its regional particularities.

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Márcia Aparecida Sperança

Federal University of ABC

Márcia Aparecida Sperança serves as an associate professor at the Center for Natural and Human Sciences of the Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC, São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Brazil). After getting a PhD degree in Biology of Parasite-Host Interaction at Parasitology Department of Biomedical Science Institute of University of São Paulo (Brazil), she worked as an assistant professor and researcher at Marilia Medical School (Marilia, São Paulo, Brazil). Her scientific experience is in diagnosis, molecular biology, and molecular epidemiology of different infectious agents including arboviruses, the bacteria Helicobacter pylori, malaria parasites, and trypanosomatids. Presently, Dr. Sperança is the head of the Laboratory of Pathogenic Agents at UFABC, an institution with multi- and interdisciplinary academic proposals, which are characteristics of her investigation field.

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