2 October 2015

Modelling the Dynamics of Vector-Borne Diseases Under Scenarios of Climate Change

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 SCI's Biotechnology Group in partnership with the University of Westminster

University of Westminster, London

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In the last decade the UK farming industry has been hit by the invasion of two new vector-bourne dieseases of animals, bluetongue and Schmallenberg.

Bluetongue and Schmallenberg are viral diseases, transmitted by Culicoides biting midges. A climate-driven model shows that our warming climate led to an increase in the risk of such invasions in the 1990s. A second, network-based transmission model shows that warming temperatures will increase the scale of such outbreaks in the future.

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University of Westminster

University of Westminster
School of Life Sciences
115 New Cavendish Street
London W1W 6UW

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Prof Matthew Bayliss
Oxenhale Chair of Veterinary Epidemiology, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool