Vector-borne diseases in the Caribbean: history and current status.
作者: Gibson, K. E.Fitzpatrick, D. M.Stone, D.Noel, T. P.MacPherson, C. N. L.
作者单位: 1St. George's University, School of Veterinary Medicine, True Blue, St. George's, Grenada.
刊名: CAB Reviews, 2016, Vol.11 (22)
来源数据库: Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International
DOI: 10.1079/PAVSNNR201611022
原始语种摘要: The Caribbean consists of island chains surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, in addition to neighbouring mainland countries. The tropical climate and its historic and continued influx of both humans and animals from throughout the world have contributed to the region's plethora of vector-borne diseases (VBDs). Both human and animal VBDs are of health and economic importance to the Caribbean. Some of these are zoonotic, complicating control and elimination attempts. Although efforts have been ongoing for over a century in the identification and prevention of VBDs in the Caribbean, limited resources have curtailed VBD diagnosis, surveillance, control and research. These deficiencies have been highlighted by the recent chikungunya and Zika virus disease outbreaks. The...

  • region 地域
  • borne 负担
  • examine 
  • history 历史
  • current 
  • evaluate 求...的值
  • recent 近来的
  • addition 添加
  • neighbouring 相邻的
  • might 能力