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Natural vertical transmission of dengue virus in Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus: a systematic review

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Ferreira-de-Lima, Victor Henrique [1] ; Lima-Camara, Tamara Nunes [2]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Trop Med, Postgrad Program, Ave Dr Eneas de Carvalho Aguiar 470, BR-05403000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Epidemiol, Ave Dr Arnaldo 715, BR-03178200 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Review article
Source: PARASITES & VECTORS; v. 11, FEB 1 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 19

Dengue is of great concern in various parts of the world, especially in tropical and subtropical countries where the mosquito vectors Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are present. The transmission of this virus to humans, by what is known as horizontal transmission, occurs through the bite of infected females of one or other of the two mosquito species. Furthermore, an infected female or male parent, by what is known as vertical transmission, can transfer this arbovirus to some part of their offspring. Considering that vertical transmission may represent an important strategy for maintaining the circulation of arboviruses in nature, the verification of this phenomenon worldwide is extremely important and necessary to better understand its dynamic. In the present study, we conducted a literature review of the presence of natural vertical transmission of dengue virus in Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus worldwide. Searches were conducted in MEDLINE, sciELO and Lilacs and all the studies published in Portuguese, English and Spanish were read, evaluated and organized by mosquito species, serotype and the location at which the samples were collected. Forty-two studies were included in accordance with the exclusion criteria and methodology. The presence of natural vertical transmission in Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus was most clearly evidenced by dengue virus in endemic countries, especially in those in South America and Asia. Despite several African countries being considered endemic for dengue, there is a lack of publications on this subject on that continent, which highlights the importance of conducting studies there. Furthermore, the finding of natural vertical transmission in Ae. albopictus in countries where this species is not yet incriminated as a vector is of great concern as it demonstrates the circulation of this virus in populations of Ae. albopictus and alerts to the possibility of some other mosquito species playing a role in the transmission dynamics of this arbovirus. Parallel to this, the small number of studies of natural vertical transmission of chikungunya and Zika virus in the world may be explained by the recent entry of these arboviruses into most of the countries concerned. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/12140-0 - Parity, ovarian development, vertical transmission and locomotor activity of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in the city of São Paulo -SP.
Grantee:Tamara Nunes de Lima Camara
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 17/12434-6 - Evaluation of vertical transmission of arboviruses in Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in natural conditions
Grantee:Victor Henrique Ferreira de Lima
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master