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An examination of scenarios in dengue fever transmission with considerations in vector control, blood donation, and health communications in the United States

Andes, Eric (2014) An examination of scenarios in dengue fever transmission with considerations in vector control, blood donation, and health communications in the United States. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

Dengue virus (DENV) is a pathogen transferred via mosquito vectors causing dengue fever (DF). DF is a growing concern for public health officials globally. In particular, DENV is of major concern because there is no treatment targeting the virus, vaccine development is problematic, and the number of cases is increasing dramatically. Furthermore, DENV infection can be asymptomatic and can unwittingly be contracted through transfusion of blood products from an infected donor. The United States has not yet experienced large scale DENV outbreaks, but given global climate change it is only a matter of time before dengue becomes of importance to public health in the United States. Preparation and planning of appropriate communication strategies, vector management principles, and blood banking practices can allow for the United States to address different scenarios of DENV transmission. This allows for the mitigation of risk to communities and the protection of public health.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Andes, Eric
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairPeterson, Jamesjimmyp@pitt.eduJIMMYPUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberFelter, Elizabethemfelter@pitt.eduEMFELTERUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberPitt, Brucebrucep@pitt.eduBRUCEPUNSPECIFIED
Date: 23 April 2014
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Environmental and Occupational Health
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 22 May 2015 19:12
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2021 21:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21439

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