In Latin America, the protozoan parasite Leishmania mexicana is the causal agent of cutaneous leishmaniasis. Spread by sand flies, this ulcer-causing disease represents a serious public health problem in Mexico.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the world has seen a 37 per cent decrease in malaria incidence over the last 15 years. However, the disease still imposes a significant economic and health burden in regions where it is endemic.
Chikungunya (CHIKV) is a mosquito-borne viral infection that causes rashes, fever and joint symptoms. In this study, researchers take a data-driven, ecological approach to predicting spread of CHIKV by focusing on the 2013 outbreak in the Americas