Changing patterns in the distribution of the Mayaro virus vector Haemagogus species in Trinidad, West Indies.

Changing patterns in the distribution of the Mayaro virus vector Haemagogus species in Trinidad, West Indies. Acta Trop. 2019 Jul 25;:105108 Authors: Ali R, Mohammed A, Jayaraman J, Nandram N, Feng RS, Lezcano RD, Seeramsingh R, Daniel B, Lovin DD, Severson DW, Ramsubhag A Abstract The Mayaro virus disease (MAYVD) is an emerging mosquito borne zoonosis that was first reported on the island of Trinidad in 1954. The viral agent for this disease is known to presently be endemic to Central and South America. The enzootic cycle of the Mayaro virus (MAYV) is not fully characterized, though primates are thought to be the main reservoir with Haemagogus species of mosquitoes as the primary vector. This virus has been responsible for several sporadic cases of infections and limited outbreaks, but it is postulated that the MAYVD will become a major epidemic in the future, following in the steps of the recent pandemics caused by Chikungunya and Zika viruses. Mitigating possible major outbreaks of MAYVD in the future would require effective strategies for vector control, for which knowledge on the ecology and distribution of the Haemagogus mosquitoes would be vitally important. In Trinidad, Haemagogus species have only been reported in the northwestern peninsula of the island based on studies up to 1995. However, no recent investigations have been completed to determine the status of this important vector on the island. The aim of this study was to investigate the cu...
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