reference : Texas lifestyle limits transmission of dengue virus

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Abstract Urban dengue is common in most countries of the Americas, but has been rare in the United States for more than half a century. In 1999 we investigated an outbreak of the disease that affected Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and Laredo, Texas, United States, contiguous cities that straddle the international border. The incidence of recent cases, indicated by immunoglobulin M antibody serosurvey, was higher in Nuevo Laredo, although the vector, Aedes aegypti, was more abundant in Laredo. Environmental factors that affect contact with mosquitoes, such as air-conditioning and human behavior, appear to account for this paradox. We conclude that the low prevalence of dengue in the United States is primarily due to economic, rather than climatic, factors.
Author Reiter, P.; Lathrop, S.; Bunning, M.; Biggerstaff, B.; Singer, D.; Tiwari, T.; Baber, L.; Amador, M.; Thirion, J.; Hayes, J.; Seca, C.; Mendez, J.; Ramirez, B.; Robinson, J.; Rawlings, J.; Vorndam, V.; Waterman, S.; Gubler, D.; Clark, G.; Hayes, E.
DOI 10.3201/eid0901.020220
Date Jan
ISSN 1080-6059
Issue 1
Journal Emerging Infectious Diseases
Keywords Aedes/physiology/virology; Air Conditioning; Animals; Dengue/epidemiology/*transmission; Dengue Virus/*physiology; *Disease Outbreaks; Environment; Humans; Immunoglobulin M/blood; Incidence; *Life Style; Mexico/epidemiology; Prevalence; Socioeconomic Factors; Texas/epidemiology; Travel
Notes Reiter, Paul Lathrop, Sarah Bunning, Michel Biggerstaff, Brad Singer, Daniel Tiwari, Tejpratap Baber, Laura Amador, Manuel Thirion, Jaime Hayes, Jack Seca, Calixto Mendez, Jorge Ramirez, Bernardo Robinson, Jerome Rawlings, Julie Vorndam, Vance Waterman, Stephen Gubler, Duane Clark, Gary Hayes, Edward eng 2003/01/21 04:00 Emerg Infect Dis. 2003 Jan;9(1):86-9.
Pages 86-89
Title Texas lifestyle limits transmission of dengue virus
Volume 9
Year 2003
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