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Date:1/14/2010

ector-borne diseases, such as West Nile encephalitis. In addition, scientists trained through this initiative will be well prepared to transfer skills into many areas of social and economic interest, including domestic animal and wildlife diseases, agriculture, fisheries and conservation."

Thomas was the principal investigator in related research published in a leading scientific journal last year. In the Aug. 3 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, his team reported that daytime temperature fluctuations alter both malaria parasite development in mosquitoes and disease-transmission rates. Consideration of these fluctuations -- rather than relying on average monthly temperatures -- could reveal a more accurate picture of climate change's potential impact on malaria.


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