Geographic patterns and environmental factors associated with human yellow fever presence in the Americas.

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Summary of "Geographic patterns and environmental factors associated with human yellow fever presence in the Americas."

In the Americas, yellow fever virus transmission is a latent threat due to the proximity between urban and wild environments. Although yellow fever has nearly vanished from North and Central America, there are still 13 countries in the Americas considered endemic by the World Health Organization. Human cases usually occur as a result of the exposure to sylvatic yellow fever in tropical forested environments; but urban outbreaks reported during the last decade demonstrate that the risk in this environment still exists. The objective of this study was to identify spatial patterns and the relationship between key geographic and environmental factors with the distribution of yellow fever human cases in the Americas.


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Name: PLoS neglected tropical diseases
ISSN: 1935-2735
Pages: e0005897


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