Climate change influences potential distribution of infected aedes aegypti co-occurrence with dengue epidemics risk areas in Tanzania


Dengue is the second most important vector-borne disease of humans globally after malaria. Incidence of dengue infections has dramatically increased recently, potentially due to changing climate. Climate projections models predict increases in average annual tem- perature, precipitation and extreme events in the future. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of changing climate on distribution of dengue vectors in relation to epi- demic risk areas in Tanzania.


Journal Article


Dengue, Aedes aegypti, Climate change, Risk areas


Mweya CN, Kimera SI, Stanley G, Misinzo G, Mboera LEG (2016) Climate Change Influences Potential Distribution of Infected Aedes aegypti Co- Occurrence with Dengue Epidemics Risk Areas in Tanzania. PLoS ONE 11(9): e0162649. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0162649