Human-to-human (H2H) transmitted arthropod-borne pathogens are a growing burden worldwide, with malaria and dengue being the most common mosquito-borne H2H transmitted diseases. The ability of vectors to get infected by humans during a blood meal to further propel an epidemic depends on complex interactions between pathogens, vectors and humans, in which human interventions and demographic and environmental conditions play a significant role. Herein, we discuss the distal and proximal drivers affecting H2H vector-borne pathogen transmission and identify knowledge gaps and future perspectives.

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Journal Current Opinion in Virology
Martina, B.E.E, Barzon, L. (Luisa), Pijlman, G.P, de la Fuente, J. (José), Rizzoli, A, Wammes, L.J, … Papa, A. (Anna). (2017). Human to human transmission of arthropod-borne pathogens. Current Opinion in Virology (Vol. 22, pp. 13–21). doi:10.1016/j.coviro.2016.11.005