Forecasting Future Movements of Infectious Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes

From Precision Vaccinations
March 6, 2019

March 6th, 2019 – An international team of researchers, led by Dr. Moritz Kraemer, have used statistical mapping techniques to predict where infectious disease-carrying mosquitoes will spread in the future. 

Currently, limited data tools exist to accurately forecast the complex nature of disease spread across the globe, says Dr. Moritz in a video presentation on March 4, 2019.   

These new mapping techniques offer an opportunity to strategically target surveillance and control programs, which can augment existing efforts to reduce arbovirus burden in human populations. 

The global population at risk from mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya, and Zika—is expanding in concert with changes in the distribution of 2 vectors: Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes.   

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