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Title: SARS-CoV-2 in the Amazon region: A harbinger of doom for Amerindians
Authors: Ramírez, Juan David
Sordillo, Emilia Mia
Gotuzzo, Eduardo
Zavaleta, Carol
Caplivski, Daniel
Navarro, Juan Carlos
Crainey, James Lee
Bessa Luz, Sergio Luiz
Noguera, Lourdes A. Delgado
Schaub, Roxane
Rousseau, Cyril
Herrera, Giovanny
Oliveira-Miranda, Maria A
Quispe-Vargas, Maria Teresa
Hotez, Peter J.
Mondolfi, Alberto Paniz
Abstract: As the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic continues to expand, healthcare resources globally have been spread thin. Now, the disease is rapidly spreading across South America, with deadly consequences in areas with already weakened public health systems. The Amazon region is particularly susceptible to the widespread devastation from Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) because of its immunologically fragile native Amerindian inhabitants and epidemiologic vulnerabilities. Herein, we discuss the current situation and potential impact of COVID-19 in the Amazon region and how further spread of the epidemic wave could prove devastating for many Amerindian people living in the Amazon rainforest.
DeCS: Brasil
Guiana Francesa
Índios Sul-Americanos
Região Amazônica
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Infecções por Coronavirus
Ecossistema Amazônico
Issue Date: 29-Oct-2020
Publisher: Ahmed Mostafa, National Research Centre, EGYPT
Citation: Ramírez JD, Sordillo EM, Gotuzzo E, Zavaleta C, Caplivski D, Navarro JC, et al. SARS-CoV-2 in the Amazon region: A harbinger of doom for Amerindians. PLoS Negl Trop Dis , v. 14, n. 10, p. e0008686, 2020.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0008686
ISSN: 1935-2735
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Copyright: open access
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