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Medical Entomology: A Reemerging Field of Research to Better Understand Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases

Abstract : In the last decade, the Chikungunya and Zika virus outbreaks have turned public attention to the possibility of the expansion of vector-borne infectious diseases worldwide. Medical entomology is focused on the study of arthropods involved in human health. We review here some of the research approaches taken by the medical entomology team of the University Hospital Institute (UHI) Mediterranee Infection of Marseille, France, with the support of recent or representative studies. We propose our approaches to technical innovations in arthropod identification and the detection of microorganisms in arthropods, the use of arthropods as epidemiological or diagnostic tools, entomological investigations around clinical cases or within specific populations, and how we have developed experimental models to decipher the interactions between arthropods, microorganisms, and humans.
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Maureen Laroche, Jean-Michel Berenger, Pascal Delaunay, Remi Charrel, Bruno Pradines, et al.. Medical Entomology: A Reemerging Field of Research to Better Understand Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases. Clinical Infectious Diseases, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2017, 65 (1), pp.S30-S38. ⟨10.1093/cid/cix463⟩. ⟨hal-01730979⟩

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