Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Virology paper as we ask author Prof. Mohamed El Zowalaty about the challenges facing the field of arboviruses, from climate change to urbanization, both in South Africa and across the world.
Browsing: Climate Change
New research has suggested that mosquitoes are more likely to transmit dengue virus in warmer weather, indicating climate patterns as an early warning system for outbreaks.
Researchers have successfully identified the key climatic parameters for predicting dengue virus outbreaks by tracking disease progression through the different climatic zones of India.
The impact of climate change on infectious diseases in Europe has been assessed in the first large-scale study, with results suggesting the affects could be greater than previously thought.
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.