Three new CLINF papers published in the last month


In the most recent article a multidisciplinary group of CLINF members showed that due to climate change arthropod vector-borne diseases in particular have the potential to expand their distribution northwards. More specifically, tick-borne encephalitis, borreliosis, midge-borne bluetongue and the parasitic infection fasciolosis can be classified as climate-sensitive infectious diseases (Anna Omazic et al. in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica). This article is specifically highlighted by the editor of the journal.

In the second publication CLINF researchers lead by the team at the Swedish National Veterinary Institute demonstrate large differences in sero-prevalence of Pestivirus in Eurasian reindeer populations (Anna Omazic et al. in Infection Ecology & Epidemiology).

In the third article CLINF research fellow Didier Leibovici, with co-author Christophe Claramunt, is using datasets linked to climate change and the evolution of land cover types in the CLINF zone (available in the CLINF data repository) in order to explore various quantifications and decompositions of the spatio-temporal structuration of the information. Such a framework based on entropy metrics is helpful when modelling spatial functioning theories such as the dynamic of vegetations under climate change. It can also be useful for specific planning actions such as in epidemiological and public health interventions or urban planning.

All three publications are also available under Documents & Results.