Monthly Archives: April 2020
The current COVID-19 pandemic has taken the spotlight in the news. Despite the seriousness of the situation, other health issues should not be forgotten. In 2018, malaria killed 405.000 people, most of them in Africa. In this blog post, we discuss factors contributing to an expected rise in malaria mortality and briefly look at ways to minimise this effect.
Krisztian Magori and his MSc student Ben Thompson summarize a new study experimentally demonstrating the connection between rodent and tick densities, as well as tick-borne disease risk of horizontally-transmitted rodent-associated pathogens, and discuss large-scale rodent control to reduce ticks and the pathogens they transmit.