Temperature drives Zika virus transmission (Royal Society Blog)
Temperature is a strong driver of vector-borne disease transmission. However, for emerging arboviruses, knowledge on the relationship between transmission and temperature is still lacking. A recently published Proceedings B article ‘Temperature drives Zika virus transmission: evidence from empirical and mathematical models’looked at the thermal performance of Zika virus and its possible host range. Dr Courtney Murdock, College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, Georgia tells us more about the paper.