Venezuela's humanitarian crisis, resurgence of vector-borne diseases, and implications for spillover in the region

Maria E. Grillet, Juan V. Hernandez-Villena, Martin S. Llewellyn*, Alberto E. Paniz-Mondolfi, Adriana Tami, Maria F. Vincenti-Gonzalez, Marilianna Marquez, Adriana C. Mogollon-Mendoza, Carlos E. Hernandez-Pereira, Juan D. Plaza-Morr, Gabriella Blohm, Mario J. Grijalva, Jaime A. Costales, Heather M. Ferguson, Philipp Schwabl, Luis E. Hernandez-Castro, Poppy H. L. Lamberton, Daniel G. Streicker, Daniel T. Haydon, Michael A. MilesAlvaro Acosta-Serrano, Harry Acquattela, Maria G. Basanez, Gustavo Benaim, Luis A. Colmenares, Jan E. Conn, Raul Espinoza, Hector Freilij, Mary C. Graterol-Gil, Peter J. Hotez, Hirotomo Kato, John A. Lednicky, Clara E. Martinez, Santiago Mas-Coma, J. Glen Morris, Juan C. Navarro, Jose L. Ramirez, Marlenes Rodriguez, Julio A. Urbina, Leopoldo Villegas, Maikell J. Segovia, Hernan J. Carrasco, James L. Crainey, Sergio L. B. Luz, Juan D. Moreno, Oscar O. Noya Gonzalez, Juan D. Ramirez, Belkisyole Alarcon-de Noya

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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    In the past 5-10 years, Venezuela has faced a severe economic crisis, precipitated by political instability and declining oil revenue. Public health provision has been affected particularly. In this Review, we assess the impact of Venezuela's health-care crisis on vector-borne diseases, and the spillover into neighbouring countries. Between 2000 and 2015, Venezuela witnessed a 359% increase in malaria cases, followed by a 71% increase in 2017 (411 586 cases) compared with 2016 (240 613). Neighbouring countries, such as Brazil, have reported an escalating trend of imported malaria cases from Venezuela, from 1538 in 2014 to 3129 in 2017. In Venezuela, active Chagas disease transmission has been reported, with seroprevalence in children (

    Originele taal-2English
    Artikelnummer30757-6
    Pagina's (van-tot)e149-e161
    Aantal pagina's13
    TijdschriftLancet Infectious Diseases
    Volume19
    Nummer van het tijdschrift5
    DOI's
    StatusPublished - 1-mei-2019

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