Risk assessment

23 March 2016

Interview with

Rachel Lowe, Catalan Institute of Climate Sciences in Barcelona

Millions of people succumb to dengue virus infection each year. It's spread by the Aedes Lowefamily of mosquitoes and causes a haemorrhagic fever, which can range in severity from mild to lethal. But predicting where the hotspots will be, so that appropriate healthcare provisions and anti-mosquito measures can be supplied to the right places is very difficult. Rachel Lowe, from the Catalan Institute of Climate Sciences in Barcelona, has been tackling the problem with a bit of help from FIFA, as she explained to Chris Smith... 

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