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  • Study explores risk factors linked to chikungunya and dengue outbreaks

    U. of I. researchers identified the factors most closely associated with a countrys risk of experiencing an outbreak of chikungunya or dengue.

    In a study of 50 years of data relating to chikungunya and dengue outbreaks around Indian Ocean regions, a U. of I. team including, from left, Rebecca Lee Smith, William Marshall Brown and Marilyn O’Hara Ruiz identified the factors most closely associated with a country’s risk of experiencing an outbreak. Smith and Ruiz are pathobiology professors; Brown is GIS lab manager for the department.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s notes:
    To reach Marilyn O’Hara Ruiz, call 217-265-5115; email moruiz@illinois.edu.
    To reach Rebecca Lee Smith, email rlsdvm@illinois.edu.
    The paper “The spread of mosquito-borne viruses in modern times: A spatio-temporal analysis of dengue and chikungunya” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.sste.2018.06.002