MVSE: an R‐package that estimates a climate‐driven mosquito‐borne viral suitability index. Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Pablo Perez Guzman (cohort 2016-17), Uri Obolski, Christian J. Villabona-Arenas, Julien Thézé, Nuno R. Faria, José Lourenço
Viruses, such as dengue, Zika, yellow fever and chikungunya, depend on mosquitoes for transmission. Their epidemics typically present periodic patterns, linked to the underlying mosquito population dynamics, which are known to be driven by natural climate fluctuations. Understanding how climate dictates the timing and potential of viral transmission is essential for preparedness of public health systems and design of control strategies. While various alternative approaches have been proposed to estimate local transmission potential of such viruses, few open-source, ready to use and freely available software tools exist.