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Mosquitoes and Covid-19 are a ticking time bomb for Latin America

Wenham, Clare, Lotta, Gabriela and Nacif Pimenta, Denise (2020) Mosquitoes and Covid-19 are a ticking time bomb for Latin America. LSE Latin America and Caribbean Blog (31 Mar 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Latin America’s coronavirus outbreak is playing out against a backdrop of already rampant arboviruses like dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, and Zika. Global guidelines on tackling Covid-19 fail to take into account local specificities, underplaying especially the social risk factors underlying this “syndemic”. With the Brazilian health system in particular danger of being overwhelmed, the vital work of community health workers must be protected at all costs, write Clare Wenham (LSE Health Policy), Gabriela Lotta (Fundação Getulio Vargas), and Denise Pimenta (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz).

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/latamcaribbean/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Health Policy
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2020 14:42
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2020 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/104150

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