Category: Professional Posters
Diseases produced by the arbovirus infections are a serious global public health problem, their surveillance and prevention not only imply the control of the viral disease but also the surveillance of the vectors. Latin America is facing an epidemic of dengue, zika, chikungunya, viral infections transmitted by Aedes mosquito, mainly Aedes aegpti. The geographical location of Latin America, the commercial exchange, tourism and migrations as well as the presence of mosquitoes highly adaptable as vectors, makes the emergence and re-emergence of these diseases inevitable.
To mitigate the burden these diseases have on public health, daily actions must be taken in every community. This is why community pharmacist is encouraged to stay updated regarding this subject and to promote and develop the necessary strategies which will result in an improvement in the detection, management, prevention, and control of dengue, zika, chikungunya and other arbovirus infections in the region.
Pharmacists have the following scope of action: