Animal Diseases / Research

£3 million awarded for climate model to predict disease outbreak

It is thought that climate change will change global disease distributions

Scientists at the University of Liverpool are working with international partners on a £3 million project to further understanding of how climate modelling can help predict the spread of infectious diseases in Africa.

Researchers across 13 European and African research institutes will work together to integrate data from climate modelling and disease forecasting systems to predict the likelihood of an epidemic up to six months in advance.  The research, funded by the European Commission Seventh Framework programme, will focus on climate and disease in Senegal, Ghana and Malawi and aims to give decision makers the necessary time to deploy intervention methods to help prevent large scale spread of diseases such as Rift Valley Fever and malaria.

Read more… (University of Liverpool)

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