Dengue, Chikungunya e Zika


What is dengue?
Dengue is a viral disease transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti. In Brazil, it was first identified in 1986. It is estimated that 50 million dengue infections occurring annually worldwide

What is Chikungunya?
The Chikungunya fever is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. In Brazil, the circulation of the virus was first identified in 2014. Chikungunya means "those that fold" in Swahili, one of Tanzania's languages. It refers to the curved appearance of the patients who were treated at the first documented outbreak in Tanzania, located in East Africa, between 1952 and 1953.

What is Zika?
The Zika is a virus transmitted by Aedes aegypti and first identified in Brazil in April 2015. Zika virus was given the same name of the place of origin of its identification in 1947, after detection in sentinel monkeys for monitoring of yellow fever in Zika forest in Uganda.

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