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Seroepidemiological Studies of Arboviruses in Africa

  • Eduardo Samo Gudo
  • S. Ali
  • V. S. António
  • I. R. Chelene
  • I. Chongo
  • M. Demanou
  • K. FalkEmail author
  • O. C. Guiliche
  • N. HeinrichEmail author
  • V. Monteiro
  • A. F. Muianga
  • J. Oludele
  • F. Mula
  • F. Mutuku
  • N. Amade
  • P. Alho
  • E. Betsem
  • Z. Chimbuinhe
  • A. J. Cristovam
  • G. Galano
  • A. Gessain
  • E. Harris
  • M. Heise
  • F. Inalda
  • I. Jala
  • E. Jaszi
  • C. King
  • U. Kitron
  • B. M. Kümmerer
  • A. D. LaBeaud
  • N. Lagerqvist
  • G. Malai
  • M. Mazelier
  • S. Mendes
  • D. Mukoko
  • B. Ndenga
  • R. Njouom
  • G. Pinto
  • A. Tivane
  • D. M. Vu
  • J. Vulule
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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1062)

Abstract

The literature on sero-epidemiological studies of flaviviral infections in the African continent is quite scarce. Much of the viral epidemiology studies have been focussing on diseases such as HIV/AIDS because of their sheer magnitude and impact on the lives of people in the various affected countries. Increasingly disease outbreaks caused by arboviruses such as the recent cases of chikungunya virus, dengue virus and yellow fever virus have prompted renewed interest in studying these viruses. International agencies from the US, several EU nations and China are starting to build collaborations to build capacity in many African countries together with established institutions to conduct these studies. The Tofo Advanced Study Week (TASW) was established to bring the best scientists from the world to the tiny seaside town of Praia do Tofo to rub shoulders with African virologists and discuss cutting-edge science and listen to the work of researchers in the field. In 2015 the 1st TASW focussed on Ebola virus. The collections of abstracts from participants at the 2nd TASW which focused on Dengue and Zika virus as well as presentations on other arboviruses are collated in this chapter.

Keywords

Differential diagnosis Virology in Africa Molecular surveillance of emerging viruses in Africa Seroprevalence of emerging viruses in Africa Prospective studies of emerging virus transmission in Africa 

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    Demanou M, et al. (2015) Virologica Sinica 30(6):470–473Google Scholar

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© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eduardo Samo Gudo
    • 1
  • S. Ali
    • 1
  • V. S. António
    • 1
  • I. R. Chelene
    • 1
  • I. Chongo
    • 1
  • M. Demanou
    • 2
  • K. Falk
    • 3
    Email author
  • O. C. Guiliche
    • 1
  • N. Heinrich
    • 4
    Email author
  • V. Monteiro
    • 1
  • A. F. Muianga
    • 1
  • J. Oludele
    • 1
  • F. Mula
    • 1
  • F. Mutuku
    • 5
  • N. Amade
    • 1
  • P. Alho
    • 1
  • E. Betsem
    • 6
    • 7
  • Z. Chimbuinhe
    • 8
  • A. J. Cristovam
    • 9
  • G. Galano
    • 8
  • A. Gessain
    • 7
  • E. Harris
    • 10
  • M. Heise
    • 11
  • F. Inalda
    • 1
  • I. Jala
    • 2
    • 12
  • E. Jaszi
    • 13
  • C. King
    • 14
  • U. Kitron
    • 14
  • B. M. Kümmerer
    • 15
  • A. D. LaBeaud
    • 14
    • 16
  • N. Lagerqvist
    • 3
  • G. Malai
    • 17
  • M. Mazelier
    • 2
  • S. Mendes
    • 18
  • D. Mukoko
    • 16
  • B. Ndenga
    • 19
  • R. Njouom
    • 2
  • G. Pinto
    • 1
  • A. Tivane
    • 1
  • D. M. Vu
    • 20
  • J. Vulule
    • 19
  1. 1.National Institute of HealthMaputoMozambique
  2. 2.Laboratoire des arbovirus et des virus de fièvres hémorragiquesCentre Pasteur du Cameroun (CPC)YaoundéCameroon
  3. 3.The Public Health Agency of Sweden and Karolinska InstituteSolnaSweden
  4. 4.Infectious Diseases & Tropical MedicineMedical Center of the University of Munich (LMU)MunichGermany
  5. 5.Technical University of MombasaMombasaKenya
  6. 6.Faculté de médecine et des Sciences BiomédicalesUniversité de Yaoundé 1YaoundéCameroon
  7. 7.Unité d’Epidémiologie et Physiopathologie des Virus OncogènesInstitut PasteurParisFrance
  8. 8.Pemba Provincial HospitalPembaMozambique
  9. 9.Direccao Provincial de MaputoMaputoMozambique
  10. 10.Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, School of Public HealthUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  11. 11.University of North Carolina School of MedicineChapel HillUSA
  12. 12.Tropical Disease Research Center (TDRC), Faculty of MedicineKhon Kaen UniversityKhon KaenThailand
  13. 13.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)AtlantaUSA
  14. 14.Center for Global Health and DiseasesCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  15. 15.Institute of VirologyUniversity of Bonn Medical CentreBonnGermany
  16. 16.Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious DiseasesStanford University School of MedicineCaliforniaUSA
  17. 17.Polana Caniço General Hospital MozambiqueMaputoMozambique
  18. 18.Nampula Central HospitalNampulaMozambique
  19. 19.Centre for Global Health ResearchKenya Medical Research InstituteNairobiKenya
  20. 20.Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious DiseasesStanford University School of MedicineCaliforniaUSA

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