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The viruses responsible for both Dengue fever and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever are flaviviruses and include serologically different DEN viruses, such as DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, and DEN-4 viruses (Heinz & Stiasny 2012)....
These facts have left many people terrified, which is understandable. There is no treatment for Zika, and no vaccine. This is a serious virus, and we don’t know much about it yet. But we do know a few things: Zika is not caused by vaccines, despite persistent rumors spread by , including the willfully uninformed Or by pesticides, or larvicides, or the Gates Foundation, or the Rockefeller Foundation. It is not even caused by Monsanto. Nor is it new. As David Quammen pointed out , the virus, which, like dengue fever, is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, was first recognized in 1947, in Uganda.
Department of Health and Human Services, PublicHealth Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The ongoing resurgence of Aedes aegypti in the Americas-- abettedby poor mosquito control, urbanization, and increased air travel--has ledto dengue hyperendemicity, more frequent dengue epidemics, and theemergence of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF).
This disease affects mainly tropical countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia and According to World Health Organization (WHO), dengue is a fast emerging pandemic-prone viral disease, and is one of four WHO future vaccine priorities.
But conspiracy theories flow constantly across the Internet. An endless stream of anti-single-bullet theories seems to be a price we pay to have human knowledge at our fingertips. And conspiracy theories are part of American life. The leading Republican candidate for President has at various times supported the idea that vaccines cause autism (they don’t), that Barack Obama wasn't born in America (he was), and that climate change is a non-crisis invented by the Chinese to capture market share.
This article describes aprogram developed to cope with this situation that emphasizes diseaseprevention rather than general mosquito control measures.Dengue is currently the most important vector-borne viral diseaseafflicting humanity, in terms of both morbidity and mortality (1, 2).
Repeated epidemics of dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) involvingup to several million people occur annually in tropical areas of Asia,Africa, the Pacific, and the Americas and may extend into temperate areasinhabited by the Aedes aegypti mosquito vector (3).
This myth seems to have grown out of a Reddit post, which was then repeated and tweeted. “This seems like a case to me where mankind's arrogance may have backfired on us,’’ , before going on to suggest, with no regard to the facts, that Oxitec, a British company that modifies mosquitoes to fight the spread of another disease, dengue fever, might be at the root of this epidemic. The post notes that there were cases of microcephaly not far from Juazeiro, Brazil, where Oxitec introduced modified mosquitoes, in 2012. Actually, those cases are more than a thousand miles away. (I was in Juazeiro when Oxitec released mosquitoes there, and .)