Wargaming Future National Security Threats Posed by Emerging Vector-Borne Diseases

By |2021-08-17T16:11:16-10:00August 17th, 2021|

By Deon Canyon DBA PhD MPH FACTM [*] Introduction The year 2020 was notable for the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic with 83,927,835 reported cases and 1,834,358 deaths, but few people beyond infectious disease experts were aware that in the same year, hundreds of millions were afflicted by vector-borne diseases, such as malaria and Dengue, that killed over 700,000 people.[1] Vector-borne diseases (VBD) have been a threat to human health for centuries, and while many people consider diseases like malaria to be an African problem, arboviruses such as West Nile virus, Dengue fever, Zika virus and Chikungunya virus have emerged and spread in [...]