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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.

More information Original publication

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13205

Type

Dissertation publications

Publisher

British Ecological Society Journals

Publication Date

08/2019

Volume

10

Pages

1357 - 1370

Keywords

dengue, Zika, yellow fever, chikungunya, mosquitoes, climate , viral transmission, public health systems