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An Ecological Assessment of the Pandemic Threat of Zika Virus
The current outbreak of Zika virus poses a severe threat to human health. While the range of the virus has been cataloged growing slowly over the last 50 years, the recent explosive expansion in theExpand
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Paradigms for parasite conservation.
Parasitic species, which depend directly on host species for their survival, represent a major regulatory force in ecosystems and a significant component of Earth's biodiversity. Yet the negativeExpand
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Tactics and Strategies for Managing Ebola Outbreaks and the Salience of Immunization
We present a stochastic transmission chain simulation model for Ebola viral disease (EVD) in West Africa, with the salutary result that the virus may be more controllable than previously suspected.Expand
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Global expansion and redistribution of Aedes-borne virus transmission risk with climate change
Forecasting the impacts of climate change on Aedes-borne viruses—especially dengue, chikungunya, and Zika—is a key component of public health preparedness. We apply an empirically parameterized modelExpand
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Parasite biodiversity faces extinction and redistribution in a changing climate
Parasites face range loss and shifts under climate change, with likely parasite extinction rates of up to one in three species. Climate change is a well-documented driver of both wildlife extinctionExpand
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Parasite vulnerability to climate change: an evidence-based functional trait approach
Despite the number of virulent pathogens that are projected to benefit from global change and to spread in the next century, we suggest that a combination of coextinction risk and climate sensitivityExpand
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Species distribution models are inappropriate for COVID-19
Species distribution models are a powerful tool for ecological inference, but not every use is biologically justified. Applying these tools to the COVID-19 pandemic is unlikely to yield new insights,Expand
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Outbreak of Zika Virus Infections, Dominica, 2016
In February 2016, the World Health Organization declared the pandemic of Zika virus a public health emergency. On March 4, 2016, Dominica reported its first autochthonous Zika virus disease case;Expand
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The global distribution of Bacillus anthracis and associated anthrax risk to humans, livestock, and wildlife
Bacillus anthracis is a spore-forming, Gram-positive bacterium responsible for anthrax, an acute and commonly lethal infection that most significantly affects grazing livestock, wild ungulates andExpand
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Spores and soil from six sides: interdisciplinarity and the environmental biology of anthrax (Bacillus anthracis)
Environmentally transmitted diseases are comparatively poorly understood and managed, and their ecology is particularly understudied. Here we identify challenges of studying environmentalExpand
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