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Climate Change and Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Congratulations to SECVBD PI Dr. Sadie J. Ryan, whose recent collaborative research with colleagues at Stanford University, Climate change could shift disease burden from malaria to arboviruses in Africa, was featured on Outbreak News Today! Their paper identifies how, when, and where mosquito-borne disease burdens will shift, specifically arguing that warming temperatures are likely to promote greater environmental suitability for transmission of arboviruses such as dengue and chikungunya and reduce the suitability of malaria transmission. The authors warn that this shift could lead to a public health crisis if current interventions do not take on strategies to prevent and control other mosquito-borne diseases.