A global model for predicting the arrival of imported dengue infections

To mitigate the risk of outbreaks from importation of dengue into non-endemic regions it is critical to predict the arrival time and location of infected individuals. Researchers modelled the number of dengue infections arriving each month at any given airport, which enabled us to estimate the number of infections that are imported into different countries and states each month.

Pathogen research could aid prediction, response to anthrax and other epidemic diseases

Scientists will conduct research in two national parks in southern Africa that differ in the timing and severity of anthrax outbreaks. They will investigate the roles of host, pathogen and environment to understand how the pathogen-host interaction evolves and contributes to the differences in anthrax occurrences in the two study areas.