Human to human transmission of arthropod-borne pathogens

Byron E. Martina, Luisa Barzon, Gorben P. Pijlman, José de la Fuente, Annapaola Rizzoli, Linda J. Wammes, Willem Takken, Ronald P. van Rij, Anna Papa

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Human-to-human (H2H) transmitted arthropod-borne pathogens are a growing burden worldwide, with malaria and dengue being the most common mosquito-borne H2H transmitted diseases. The ability of vectors to get infected by humans during a blood meal to further propel an epidemic depends on complex interactions between pathogens, vectors and humans, in which human interventions and demographic and environmental conditions play a significant role. Herein, we discuss the distal and proximal drivers affecting H2H vector-borne pathogen transmission and identify knowledge gaps and future perspectives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-21
JournalCurrent Opinion in Virology
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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    Martina, B. E., Barzon, L., Pijlman, G. P., de la Fuente, J., Rizzoli, A., Wammes, L. J., Takken, W., van Rij, R. P., & Papa, A. (2017). Human to human transmission of arthropod-borne pathogens. Current Opinion in Virology, 22, 13-21.