Published on June 25, 2018 by

Monitoring arboviruses in Venezuela: challenges and recent findings

In this article we use Zika virus in Venezuela as an example which is showing that international collaborations can be helpful when in-country public health and pathogen surveillance systems are in disrepair. The findings from the project shed light on the complexities of arbovirus outbreaks, and confirmed the presence of Zika virus infections in Barquisimeto. The international community should always take notice of the fact that uncontrolled outbreaks in one country potentially cause a domino effect, spreading to surrounding countries.