Yellow fever and dengue: a threat to Europe?

Euro Surveill. 2010 Mar 11;15(10):19509.


The introduction and rapidly expanding range of Aedes albopictus in Europe is an iconic example of the growing risk of the globalization of vectors and vector-borne diseases. The history of yellow fever and dengue in temperate regions confirms that transmission of both diseases could recur, particularly if Ae. aegypti, a more effective vector, were to be re-introduced. The article is a broad overview of the natural history and epidemiology of both diseases in the context of these risks.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Dengue / epidemiology*
  • Dengue / etiology
  • Dengue / physiopathology
  • Dengue / prevention & control
  • Dengue / transmission
  • Europe / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Yellow Fever / epidemiology*
  • Yellow Fever / etiology
  • Yellow Fever / physiopathology
  • Yellow Fever / prevention & control
  • Yellow Fever / transmission