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Title: Bibliography of scientific publications on vector-borne diseases from WHO South-East Asia region 2009-2013
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: Vector-borne diseases account for 17% of the estimated global burden of all infectious diseases. While malaria is still the deadliest vector-borne disease, dengue has become the fastest growing with a 30-fold increase in disease incidence over the past 50 years. The prevalence of malaria, lymphatic filariasis and kala-azar is decreasing, but we are being challenged by emerging trends of dengue and chikungunya. Althoug at a global, regional and national level we are making good progress in controlling most of the vector-borne diseases, there are pockets within countries that continue to be challenging. More research nad better data are needed to understand the trensds in endemic areas. Operational research and generating evidence on effectiveness of interventions is needed for better policy guidance. New toolds and interventions need to be field tested and compared to overcome the challenges and to progress towards disease elimination. To help Member States in better understanding the available research evidence and data on vector-borne disease in order to take informed decisions, the WHO South-East Asia Regional Office has compiled this published literature on vector-borne diseases in the Region from the past five years.
Gov't Doc #: SEA-HLM-413
ISBN: 9789290224525
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