Summer is bug season

Summer plans may take you outside a lot more. And that usually means dealing with pesky bugs. Better carry insect repellent if you’re going to be outdoors.

Unfortunately, there’s more to worry about in dealing with bugs than swatting them out of your face or away from your food. Many carry diseases such as malaria that can effect you long term, or worse, can even be fatal.

While science has produced a number of antimalarial drugs, some strains of the disease are drug resistant. Now, mathematicians have developed models that speed the detection of drug-resistant strains.