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Environmental change, and a growing and more connected population will promote vector-borne disease risk further. In this opinion piece, the authors discuss the role of climate modeling in disease prediction and epidemiology.
The National Institutes of Health (MD, USA) have begun a Phase I clinical trial examining a vaccine intended to provide broad protection against a range of mosquito-borne diseases by targeting the insect’s saliva.
A recent study has demonstrated that drought is linked with increased severity of West Nile virus epidemics in the USA; these findings could help predict future outbreaks and guide public health efforts.