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.