As the COVID-19 pandemic increasingly began to affect South America and the South Asian subcontinent, concern grew amongst epidemiologists and researchers about the impact that the co-circulation of the dengue and SARS-CoV-2 viruses could have on the health systems. During the COVID‐19 pandemic, dengue cases have increased in most endemic countries; hence while COVID‐19 causes havoc across the world, countries in South and South‐East Asia and Latin America are faced with the prospect of a second epidemic: dengue.
Monthly Archives: August 2020
Cytoplasmic incompatibility resulting in non-reciprocal fertility is a naturally occurring phenomenon, but remains unexplored to greater extent for the control of insect vector populations. This mechanism deserves priority for mosquito control and reducing disease transmission, being non-insecticidal and easier to operate with minimal investments.
Krisztian Magori reviews two recent papers on the differential impact of increasing temperatures due to climate change, reducing the survival of tsetse flies in one, and expanding the range of Zika virus in temperate range in the other, as examples of how we can’t use a one-size-fits-all perspective on the relationship between climate change and vector-borne diseases.