Leprosy and Biological Invasion

Armadillos can carry leprosy. With climate change, feasible habitats for armadillos can expand. Thus, areas where leprosy cases are rare can experience increases in leprosy incidence. Develop a mathematical model of armadillo movement with climate change and project the effects of armadillos on leprosy incidence in space.

For more background, see this article in USA Today or since that link is dead, this article.