How do disease vector populations respond to climate change? NERC GW4+ DTP
Dr S English, Dr J Bridle
7 January 2019
One of the major concerns about climate change is how it will influence future distribution of important disease vectors. Such effects are likely to be significant – insects are highly sensitive to temperature for vital rates – yet difficult to predict or to generalise across species.
Are ticks a potential vector for Borna disease virus?
Prof S Tasker
Applications accepted all year round
Background. Borna disease virus (BDV) has a broad host range including cats and dogs. In cats BDV causes a non-suppurative. meningoencephalomyelitis called “staggering disease”.