Diagnosis and surveillance of vector-borne viruses and hemoparasites across the human-wildlife interface in the Amazon Basin.

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Vectorborne diseases are an important and reemerging public health problem in Latin America, particularly in the highly biodiverse Amazon Basin. In highly biodiverse ecosystems, vectorborne pathogens, such as arbovirus and some malaria species, are maintained in a large variety of zoonotic cycles involving arthropod vectors and wildlife animal reservoirs. However, there are no sensitive diagnostic tools for the surveillance and diagnosis of zoonotic pathogens in the Amazonian wildlife, due to logistic and financial restrictions, as well its challenging, remote settings and complex multihost ecosystems.