Olympic Games Rio 2016 and the uninvited viruses: Potential consequences for Europe and North America

Revista MVZ Cordoba. 2016;21(2):5301-5303


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Journal Title: Revista MVZ Cordoba

ISSN: 0122-0268 (Print); 1909-0544 (Online)

Publisher: Universidad de Cordoba

LCC Subject Category: Agriculture: Animal culture: Veterinary medicine

Country of publisher: Colombia

Language of fulltext: Spanish; Castilian, English

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Salim Mattar (Universidad de Córdoba, Instituto de Investigaciones Biologicas del Tropico)
Marco González T. (Universidad de Córdoba, Facultad de Medicina veterinaria y Zootecnia)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 6 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

In the Latin American tropics, we have witnessed the emergence of several pathogenic arboviruses in the last decade. These include Yellow Fever, West Nile virus, St. Louis encephalitis, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, Mayaro, Oropouche, Ilheus, and most recently, Chikungunya and Zika. Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), microcephaly and all the encephalitides, have been of concern to public health officials in Latin America since the arrival of emerging arboviruses. ¡Don‘t forget about dengue!