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Stimulus grant to support research on climate and infectious disease
Date:1/14/2010

The potential effects of climate change on the spread of infectious diseases, such as malaria and dengue fever, are the focus of a nearly $1.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation intended to further the studies of a Penn State-led group of researchers. The grant is part of federal stimulus funding authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Climate change has the potential to influence the dynamics and distribution of vector-borne diseases that impact the lives of millions of people, according to principal investigator Matthew Thomas, professor of entomology, Penn State.

"Our ability to quantify risk is limited by our poor understanding of the relationship between transmission and environmental parameters," Thomas said. "The central aim of this project is to quantify how environmental temperature influences the transmission of vector-borne diseases, and how this in turn determines disease risk, both now and under future climate-change scenarios."

The researchers plan to evaluate the effect of temperature variation on transmission intensity. They also plan to down-scale global climate-change projections and assess the net effects of both climate change and land-use change on environmental conditions at the regional and local level. They will combine these down-scaled climate models with new data to quantify the effects of environmental temperature on disease dynamics over time and space.

The project will allow scientists to better understand the influence of climatic factors on the distribution and dynamics of malaria and dengue, the two most significant vector-borne diseases worldwide. Spread by mosquitoes, malaria and dengue annually infect as many as 500 million people.

"We hope the outcomes of this research can be used to develop appropriate practices for disease prevention and control," said Thomas. "The focus on dengue and malaria will provide general insights that also can be extended to other v
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Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State
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