Data-driven identification of potential Zika virus vectors

Data-driven identification of potential Zika virus vectors

Zika is an emerging virus whose rapid spread is of great public health concern. Knowledge about transmission remains incomplete, especially concerning potential transmission in geographic…

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Waiting time to infectious disease emergence

Waiting time to infectious disease emergence

Bifurcation delay is a phenomenon that occurs when dynamical systems go through a critical transition. Bifurcation delay occurs because the state of the system may…

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Global patterns of zoonotic disease in mammals

Global patterns of zoonotic disease in mammals

The majority of infectious diseases currently emerging in┬áhumans originated in mammals. Yet we still know very little about the global patterns of mammal-to-human pathogen transmission….

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Effects of brief messaging about undiagnosed infections detected through HIV testing

Effects of brief messaging about undiagnosed infections detected through HIV testing

HIV continues to disproportionately impact African American/black and Latino Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), underscoring the importance of effective messages about HIV testing…

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Co-extinction in a host-parasite network: identifying key hosts for network stability

Co-extinction in a host-parasite network: identifying key hosts for network stability

In natural ecosystems where parasites infect multiple host species, the dynamics of the hosts and parasites are entangled in ways that are not always obvious….

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Rodent reservoirs of future zoonotic diseases

Rodent reservoirs of future zoonotic diseases

Which animal species are the most likely carriers of future emerging diseases? New research led by Barbara Han (also involving JP Schmidt, Sarah Bowden, and…

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Factors influencing the detectability of early warning signals of population collapse

Factors influencing the detectability of early warning signals of population collapse

Early warning signals of critical transitions arise due to critical slowing down as a dynamical system approaches a tipping point. Extinction of a biological population…

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