Zika and aedes aegypti: New and old challenges Academic Article

journal

  • Historia, Ciencias, Saude - Manguinhos

abstract

  • Infection with the zika virus had a great impact not only on pregnant women and newborns, but also on public health, on popular ideas about Aedes aegypti and with respect to women’s social rights. The objective of this paper is to identify this impact and the historical, social and health changes of the disease and the legacy of the zika virus. Interventions by researchers from different specialties foster conditions for more comprehensive investigations into future epidemic threats in Brazil and Latin America. This dialogue took place after the seminar “Aedes aegypti: past and future health emergencies,” organized by the Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, when we talked with some speakers and other leading researchers about the history and challenges of Aedes aegypti and zika.
  • Infection with the zika virus had a great impact not only on pregnant women and newborns, but also on public health, on popular ideas about Aedes aegypti and with respect to women’s social rights. The objective of this paper is to identify this impact and the historical, social and health changes of the disease and the legacy of the zika virus. Interventions by researchers from different specialties foster conditions for more comprehensive investigations into future epidemic threats in Brazil and Latin America. This dialogue took place after the seminar “Aedes aegypti: past and future health emergencies,” organized by the Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, when we talked with some speakers and other leading researchers about the history and challenges of Aedes aegypti and zika. © 2017, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz. All rights reserved.
  • La infección por el virus zika tuvo un gran impacto no sólo en las mujeres embarazadas y los recién nacidos, sino también en la salud pública, en las ideas populares sobre Aedes aegypti y en el respeto de los derechos sociales de las mujeres. El objetivo de este trabajo es identificar este impacto y los cambios históricos, sociales y de salud de la enfermedad y el legado del virus zika. Las intervenciones de investigadores de diferentes especialidades fomentan las condiciones para realizar investigaciones más exhaustivas sobre las futuras amenazas epidémicas en Brasil y América Latina. Este diálogo tuvo lugar tras el seminario "Aedes aegypti: emergencias sanitarias pasadas y futuras", organizado por la Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, en el que conversamos con algunos ponentes y otros destacados investigadores sobre la historia y los retos de Aedes aegypti y zika.

publication date

  • 2017/10/4

edition

  • 24

keywords

  • aedes
  • health
  • vus
  • women
  • zika

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0104-5970

number of pages

  • 4

start page

  • 24

end page

  • 27