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.
While global assessments of extinction risks for birds, mammals, amphibians and other groups are available to help guide their conservation, no similar baseline has existed for plants, despite the fundamental role they play in the biosphere.
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