The emergence of Zika virus in 2015 challenged conventional ideas of mosquito-borne diseases, tested the resilience of health systems and embedded itself within local sociocultural worlds, with major implications for environmental, sexual, reproductive and paediatric health. This book explores this complex viral epidemic and situates it within its broader social, epidemiological and historical context in Latin America and the Caribbean. The chapters include a diverse set of case studies from scholars and health practitioners working across the region, from Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, Mexico, Colombia, the United States and Haiti. The book explores how mosquito-borne disease epidemics (not only Zika but also chikungunya, dengue and malaria) intersect with social change and health governance. By doing so, the authors reflect on the ways in which situated knowledge and social science approaches can contribute to more effective health policy and practice for mosquito-borne disease threats in a changing world.

The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.tandfebooks.com , has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.




chapter 1|27 pages

Understanding the global Zika response

Biographical sketches of an emergent pandemic
Size: 6.60 MB

chapter 2|20 pages

Counting Zika

Insidious uncertainties and elusive epidemic facts
Size: 0.37 MB

chapter 3|23 pages

A literary history of Zika

Following Brazilian state responses through documents of emergency
Size: 0.41 MB

chapter 4|23 pages

Zika in everyday life

Gender, motherhood and reproductive rights in Pernambuco State, northeast Brazil
Size: 0.62 MB

chapter 5|24 pages

Politics as disease in Venezuela

Vector control before and after the Bolivarian revolution
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chapter 6|22 pages

Tracking Aedes aegypti in a hotter, wetter, more urban world

Capacity building, disease surveillance and epidemiological labour in Ecuador
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chapter 7|16 pages

Arboviruses in Yucatan, Mexico

Anthropological challenges, multi-disciplinary views and practical approaches
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chapter 8|24 pages

Does belonging really matter?

Municipal governance, vector control and urban environments in a Colombian city
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chapter 9|19 pages

Reinventing mosquito control

Experimental trials and nonscalable relations in the Florida Keys
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