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Mosquito-borne disease threat

Graphic showing possible scenarios of temperature-driven changes in disease risk across Sub-Saharan Africa under a “business as usual” climate scenario

Graphic showing possible scenarios of temperature-driven changes in disease risk across Sub-Saharan Africa under a “business as usual” climate scenario.

Mordecai, et al. / Lancet Planetary Health
Sep 9 2020

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In a paper published September 1, 2020 in The Lancet, Erin Mordecai along with other researchers predict how, when and where in Sub-Saharan Africa malaria will ebb and other mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue fever, will rise dramatically.  A warming climate and urbanization will likely lower rates of malaria, while increasing reates of other mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue fever, in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Public health strategies must adapt to avoid a public health crisis.

Professor Erin Mordecai is an Assistant Professor of Biology and a faculty fellow at the Center for Innovation in Global Health and the King Center on Global Development. Mordecai is a member of Bio-X and fellows at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.