The MonkeyFeverRisk project is the first that considers concurrently both ecological and social risk factors for zoonotic diseases in affected landscapes and interprets and predicts disease patterns at multiple scales (India, State, District, Village). Click on the links below to find out how the fieldwork and analysis in these disciplines fits together.
Our multi-disciplinary approach
Social risk factors
A major objective of the social science component of this research is to understand how human behaviour and priorities that drive human exposure to KFD alter with forest structure for different stakeholder groups for focal landscapes in different stages of disease emergence.
Ecological risk factors
Kyasanur Forest Disease occurs throughout the forested regions of the Western Ghats, an area associated with high biodiversity and complex ecological communities.
Interpreting & predicting disease patterns
This work-package combines epidemiological data and statistical, “pattern-matching” models, to understand the role of wide-ranging ecological, environmental and social risk factors in driving historical patterns in Kyasanur Forest Disease at both district and regional scales.