Environmental factors can influence dengue reported cases

Environmental factors can influence dengue reported cases

Author Carneiro, Marco Antonio F. Google Scholar
Alves, Beatriz da C. A. Google Scholar
Gehrke, Flavia de Sousa Google Scholar
Domingues, Jose Nuno Google Scholar
Sa, Nelson Google Scholar
Paixao, Susana Google Scholar
Figueiredo, Joao Google Scholar
Ferreira, Ana Google Scholar
Almeida, Cleonice Google Scholar
Machi, Amaury Google Scholar
Savoia, Eriane Google Scholar
Nascimento, Vania Google Scholar
Fonseca, Fernando Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Introduction: Global climate changes directly affect the natural environment and contribute to an increase in the transmission of diseases by vectors. Among these diseases, dengue is at the top of the list. The aim of our study was to understand the consequences of temporal variability of air temperature in the occurrence of dengue in an area comprising seven municipalities of the Greater Sao Paulo. Method: Characterization of a temporal trend of the disease in the region between 2010 and 2013 was performed through analysis of the notified number of dengue cases over this period. Our analysis was complemented with meteorological (temperature) and pollutant concentration data (PM10). Results: We observed that the months of January, February, March, April and May (from 2010 to 2013) were the ones with the highest number of notified cases. We also found that there is a statistical association of moisture and PM10 with the reported cases of dengue. Conclusion: Although the temperature does not statistically display an association with recorded cases of dengue, we were able to verify that temperature peaks coincide with dengue outbreak peaks. Future studies on environmental pollution and its influence on the development of Aedes aegypti mosquito during all stages of its life cycle, and the definition of strategies for better monitoring, including campaigns and surveillance, would be compelling.
Keywords dengue
mosquito vectors
climate change
environmental pollution
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Sao Paulo
Language English
Date 2017
Published in Revista Da Associacao Medica Brasileira. Sao Paulo, v. 63, n. 11, p. 957-961, 2017.
ISSN 0104-4230 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Assoc Medica Brasileira
Extent 957-961
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1806-9282.63.11.957
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000425263500008
SciELO ID S0104-42302017001100957 (statistics in SciELO)
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/58185

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