Malaria in the real world should not be oversimplified

A new study in Scientific Reports show that diurnal temperature fluctuations are important for a correct description of the dynamics of malaria in the real world. This is a nice addition to the previous work by Paaijmans, and once again it has been shown malaria models should not be oversimplified. Although we are getting closer to understanding how temperature influence malaria transmission, there are still many unresolved questions. In the srep article the authors also show how indoor temperature differ from outdoor temperature, and how this change malaria transmission. I totally agree this is an important factor, even though I do not agree on the functional form of the indoor-outdoor temperature relationship (see MJ article). Anyway, nice work, nicely written. Discussion is a must-read.