A Estrada-Pena

Summary

Affiliation: University of Zaragoza
Country: Spain

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A simulation model for environmental population densities, survival rates and prevalence of Boophilus decoloratus (Acari: ixodidae) using remotely sensed environmental information
    Agustin Estrada-Pena
    Veterinary Faculty, Department of Parasitology, Miguel Servet 177, 50013 Zaragoza, Spain
    Vet Parasitol 104:51-78. 2002
  2. pmc Increasing habitat suitability in the United States for the tick that transmits Lyme disease: a remote sensing approach
    Agustin Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 110:635-40. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Understanding the relationships between landscape connectivity and abundance of Ixodes ricinus ticks
    Agustin Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, University of Zaragoza, Miguel Servet, 177, 50013 Zaragoza, Spain
    Exp Appl Acarol 28:239-48. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint The tick Ixodes ricinus: distribution and climate preferences in the western Palaearctic
    A Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, Zaragoza, Spain
    Med Vet Entomol 20:189-97. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint An early warning system for Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever seasonality in Turkey based on remote sensing technology
    Agustin Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
    Geospat Health 2:127-35. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Epidemiological surveillance of tick populations: a model to predict the colonization success of Ixodes ricinus (Acari:Ixodidae)
    A Estrada-Pena
    Unidad de Parasitologia, Facultad de Veterinaria, Zaragoza, Spain
    Eur J Epidemiol 13:573-80. 1997
  7. ncbi request reprint Abnormal development of Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Ixodidae)
    A Estrada-Pena
    Facultad de Veterinaria, Unidad de Parasitologia, Zaragoza, Spain
    Exp Appl Acarol 25:757-61. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Climate change decreases habitat suitability for some tick species (Acari: Ixodidae) in South Africa
    A Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, Miguel Servet, 177 50013 Zaragoza, Spain
    Onderstepoort J Vet Res 70:79-93. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Forecasting habitat suitability for ticks and prevention of tick-borne diseases
    A Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, Miguel Servet, 177, 50013, Zaragoza, Spain
    Vet Parasitol 98:111-32. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Ticks feeding on humans: a review of records on human-biting Ixodoidea with special reference to pathogen transmission
    A Estrada-Pena
    Departamento de Parasitologia, Facultad de Veterinaria, Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, Spain
    Exp Appl Acarol 23:685-715. 1999

Detail Information

Publications43

  1. ncbi request reprint A simulation model for environmental population densities, survival rates and prevalence of Boophilus decoloratus (Acari: ixodidae) using remotely sensed environmental information
    Agustin Estrada-Pena
    Veterinary Faculty, Department of Parasitology, Miguel Servet 177, 50013 Zaragoza, Spain
    Vet Parasitol 104:51-78. 2002
    ..decoloratus...
  2. pmc Increasing habitat suitability in the United States for the tick that transmits Lyme disease: a remote sensing approach
    Agustin Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 110:635-40. 2002
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Understanding the relationships between landscape connectivity and abundance of Ixodes ricinus ticks
    Agustin Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, University of Zaragoza, Miguel Servet, 177, 50013 Zaragoza, Spain
    Exp Appl Acarol 28:239-48. 2002
    ..Whether these high-density 'stepping-stone' patches occur in other tick species needs to be evaluated because of the potential implications of these foci for human health...
  4. ncbi request reprint The tick Ixodes ricinus: distribution and climate preferences in the western Palaearctic
    A Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, Zaragoza, Spain
    Med Vet Entomol 20:189-97. 2006
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint An early warning system for Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever seasonality in Turkey based on remote sensing technology
    Agustin Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
    Geospat Health 2:127-35. 2007
    ..We conclude that observing this slope over time can be used as an early-warning system as it would predict the build-up of the number of cases 20 days in advance with an accuracy of 82% (10th percentile) or 98% (25th quartile)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Epidemiological surveillance of tick populations: a model to predict the colonization success of Ixodes ricinus (Acari:Ixodidae)
    A Estrada-Pena
    Unidad de Parasitologia, Facultad de Veterinaria, Zaragoza, Spain
    Eur J Epidemiol 13:573-80. 1997
    ..Because the high accuracy of this inference tool, it could be used to map favourable sites for this tick in the epidemiological lookout of the Ixodes ricinus borne diseases...
  7. ncbi request reprint Abnormal development of Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Ixodidae)
    A Estrada-Pena
    Facultad de Veterinaria, Unidad de Parasitologia, Zaragoza, Spain
    Exp Appl Acarol 25:757-61. 2001
    ..One female was a heart-shaped specimen. with both body halves fused along a longitudinal axes, with four spiracular plates and two anal pores...
  8. ncbi request reprint Climate change decreases habitat suitability for some tick species (Acari: Ixodidae) in South Africa
    A Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, Miguel Servet, 177 50013 Zaragoza, Spain
    Onderstepoort J Vet Res 70:79-93. 2003
    ..The effect of climate warming on the habitat range of these ticks is considered in the light of economically sound control measures over an ecological background...
  9. ncbi request reprint Forecasting habitat suitability for ticks and prevention of tick-borne diseases
    A Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, Miguel Servet, 177, 50013, Zaragoza, Spain
    Vet Parasitol 98:111-32. 2001
    ..Furthermore, models can be linked to these predictive maps, enabling the forecast of spatial and temporal dynamics of ticks, looking for seasonal patterns of activity and accurate use of acaricide treatments...
  10. ncbi request reprint Ticks feeding on humans: a review of records on human-biting Ixodoidea with special reference to pathogen transmission
    A Estrada-Pena
    Departamento de Parasitologia, Facultad de Veterinaria, Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, Spain
    Exp Appl Acarol 23:685-715. 1999
    ..Finally, despite the fact that most people who are bitten destroy the offending tick in disgust, it is recommended that they preserve specimens in ethanol for taxonomic identification and detection of pathogens by molecular methods...
  11. ncbi request reprint Geostatistics and remote sensing using NOAA-AVHRR satellite imagery as predictive tools in tick distribution and habitat suitability estimations for Boophilus microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) in South America. National Oceanographic and Atmosphere Administrati
    A Estrada-Pena
    Unidad de Parasitologia, Facultad de Veterinaria, Zaragoza, Spain
    Vet Parasitol 81:73-82. 1999
    ..microplus. It can be also used to prepare eradication campaigns or to make predictions about the effects of global change on the distribution of the parasite...
  12. ncbi request reprint High-resolution predictive mapping for Boophilus annulatus and B. microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) in Mexico and Southern Texas
    A Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, Miguel Servet 177, 50013 Zaragoza, Spain
    Vet Parasitol 142:350-8. 2006
    ..Results from the computation are then compared with actual data on tick outbreaks at the Texas-Mexico border, as a test of the agreement between actual tick captures and abundance model predictions...
  13. ncbi request reprint Notes on New World Persicargas ticks (Acari: Argasidae) with description of female Argas (P.) keiransi
    A Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, 50013 Zaragoza, Spain
    J Med Entomol 43:801-9. 2006
    ..keiransi has been obtained, and an analysis of the phylogenetic relationships with other ticks is included. Phylogenetic analysis provides support for a Persicargas grouping of species, separated from species in Argas...
  14. ncbi request reprint Changes in climate and habitat suitability for the cattle tick Boophilus microplus in its southern Neotropical distribution range
    A Estrada-Pena
    Department ofParasitology, Veterinary Faculty, Miguel Servet 177, 50013 Zaragoza, Spain
    J Vector Ecol 31:158-67. 2006
    ..Results from the life cycle model suggest that in areas of suitable habitat, permanent cattle tick populations are most probable if engorged females are introduced during mid-summer...
  15. ncbi request reprint Phenology of the tick, Ixodes ricinus, in its southern distribution range (central Spain)
    A Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, Zaragoza, Spain
    Med Vet Entomol 18:387-97. 2004
    ..According to drag captures and field-obtained development rates, interchange of nymphs between the two cohorts is common in this site, and seems to be influenced by the winter temperature and the date of larval engorgement...
  16. ncbi request reprint The known distribution and ecological preferences of the tick subgenus Boophilus (Acari: Ixodidae) in Africa and Latin America
    A Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Miguel Servet, 177, 50013, Zaragoza, Spain
    Exp Appl Acarol 38:219-35. 2006
    ..decoloratus showed many different demes clearly associated to defined areas. The collections of Latin American B. microplus are very homogeneous according climate preferences and well separated from the African counterpart...
  17. ncbi request reprint Argas (Persicargas) keiransi n. sp. (Acari: Argasidae), a parasite of the Chimango, Milvago c. chimango (Aves: Falconiformes) in Chile
    A Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, University of Zaragoza, Miguel Servet 177, 50013 Zaragoza, Spain
    J Med Entomol 40:766-9. 2003
    ..However, it is unique in having a dorsal plate "V" or "U" shaped, with the anterior end open, without the typical reticulated pattern present in the remaining species of the genus...
  18. ncbi request reprint Species composition, distribution, and ecological preferences of the ticks of grazing sheep in north-central Spain
    A Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, Zaragoza, Spain
    Med Vet Entomol 18:123-33. 2004
    ..These patches of particular abiotic conditions, or supporting large host densities, may have been undetected at the resolution of the survey, thus obscuring the impact of the predictive variables...
  19. doi request reprint Factors driving the circulation and possible expansion of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus in the western Palearctic
    A Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
    J Appl Microbiol 114:278-86. 2013
    ..To produce a spatial risk map regarding spread of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) in the western Palearctic by linking a process-driven model of the main tick vector, Hyalomma marginatum, to a Next Generation Matrix...
  20. ncbi request reprint Hosts and pathogen detection for immature stages of Ixodes ricinus (Acari: Ixodidae) in North-Central Spain
    A Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, University of Zaragoza, Miguel Servet, 177, 50013, Zaragoza, Spain
    Exp Appl Acarol 37:257-68. 2005
    ..Pathogens detected in these ticks included Babesia microti, Borrelia garinii, B. valaisiana and B. afzelii. Borrelia afzelii was detected in a tick that had apparently fed on a wild boar...
  21. ncbi request reprint The distribution and ecological preferences of Boophilus microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) in Mexico
    A Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, Miguel Servet 177, 50013 Zaragoza, Spain
    Exp Appl Acarol 38:307-16. 2006
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Climate warming and changes in habitat suitability for Boophilus microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) in Central America
    A Estrada-Pena
    Unidad de Parasitologia, Facultad de Veterinaria, Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, Spain
    J Parasitol 87:978-87. 2001
    ..As the model is remotely sensed, a continuous update of the B. microplus distribution could be performed, assuring maximum efficiency in developing management strategies...
  23. ncbi request reprint A survey of ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) on dairy cattle on the island of Menorca in Spain
    J Castella
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, Bellaterra, 06019, Barcelona, Spain
    Exp Appl Acarol 25:899-908. 2001
    ..The competence of the ticks as vectors for pathogens and the difficulty of using acaricide treatments in the region are discussed...
  24. ncbi request reprint The distribution and ecological 'preferences' of the tick Amblyomma cajennense (Acari: Ixodidae), an ectoparasite of humans and other mammals in the Americas
    A Estrada-Pena
    Departamento de Parasitologia, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de Zaragoza, Miguel Servet 177, 50013 Zaragoza, Spain
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 98:283-92. 2004
    ..The southern distribution of A. cajennense is mainly restricted by relatively low temperatures and not by low humidity...
  25. ncbi request reprint The ornithodoros (Alectorobius) talaje species group (Acari: Ixodida: Argasidae): description of Ornithodoros (Alectorobius) rioplatensis n. sp. from southern South America
    J M Venzal
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, University of the Republic, 11600 Montevideo, Uruguay
    J Med Entomol 45:832-40. 2008
    ..S. material as O. nr. talaje until further analysis of population variability is conducted using an adequate sample size...
  26. ncbi request reprint Using invaded range data to model the climate suitability for Amblyomma variegatum (Acari: Ixodidae) in the New World
    A Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, Miguel Servet, 177, 50013 Zaragoza, Spain
    Exp Appl Acarol 41:203-14. 2007
    ..Both possibilities have deep impact in our analyses, as the tick could find a larger zone for spreading into the New World...
  27. doi request reprint The trend towards habitat fragmentation is the key factor driving the spread of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever
    A Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zaragoza, Miguel Servet 177, Zaragoza, Spain
    Epidemiol Infect 138:1194-203. 2010
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of several anti-tick treatments to prevent the transmission of Rickettsia conorii under natural conditions
    A Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, Miguel Servet 177, 50013 Zaragoza, Spain
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1078:506-8. 2006
    ..Only Amitraz (Preventic) provided total control on transmission (no dogs were infected), whereas with Frontline, Advantix, or Scalibor, the rate of infection varied among the dogs...
  29. ncbi request reprint Distribution, abundance, and habitat preferences of Ixodes ricinus (Acari: Ixodidae) in northern Spain
    A Estrada-Pena
    Unidad de Parasitologia, Facultad de Veterinaria, Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, Spain
    J Med Entomol 38:361-70. 2001
    ....
  30. doi request reprint A population model to describe the distribution and seasonal dynamics of the tick Hyalomma marginatum in the Mediterranean Basin
    A Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Zaragoza, Spain Centro de Investigación en Sanidad Animal, CISA INIA, Valdeolmas, Madrid, Spain
    Transbound Emerg Dis 58:213-23. 2011
    ..These findings and future applications of the model in investigating the dynamics of pathogens potentially transmitted by H. marginatum are discussed...
  31. doi request reprint Climate, niche, ticks, and models: what they are and how we should interpret them
    Agustin Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, University of Zaragoza, Miguel Servet 177, 50013, Zaragoza, Spain
    Parasitol Res 103:S87-95. 2008
    ..I will further comment on already published observations about observed changes in the geographical range of ticks in parts of Europe...
  32. pmc Evidence of the importance of host habitat use in predicting the dilution effect of wild boar for deer exposure to Anaplasma spp
    Agustin Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, Zaragoza, Spain
    PLoS ONE 3:e2999. 2008
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Three new species of Antricola (Acari: Argasidae) from Brazil, with a key to the known species in the genus
    Agustin Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, University of Zaragoza, Miguel Servet 177, Zaragoza, Zaragoza 50013, Spain
    J Parasitol 90:490-8. 2004
    ..The collection of these new species in Brazilian caves greatly expands the known range of the genus. A key to the adults of all known species of the genus is provided...
  34. ncbi request reprint A GIS framework for the assessment of tick impact on human health in a changing climate
    Agustin Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
    Geospat Health 1:157-68. 2007
    ..The cost is evaluated as a function of land use and tick habitat suitability in a buffer zone surrounding each geographic division. All indices proposed have been obtained by search of common and/or publicly available data sets...
  35. ncbi request reprint Climate changes and suitability for the ticks Amblyomma hebraeum and Amblyomma variegatum (Ixodidae) in Zimbabwe (1974-1999)
    Agustin Estrada-Pena
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zaragoza, Miguel Servet 177, 50013 Zaragoza, Spain
    Vet Parasitol 151:256-67. 2008
    ..variegatum. Without adequate control measures, invasive waves of A. hebraeum may occur over a background swell of northward expansion...
  36. ncbi request reprint Detection of Alpha and Gamma-Proteobacteria in Amblyomma triste (Acari: Ixodidae) from Uruguay
    Jose Manuel Venzal
    Departamento de Parasitología Veterinaria, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de la Republica, Av Alberto Lasplaces 1620, 11600 Montevideo, Uruguay
    Exp Appl Acarol 44:49-56. 2008
    ..Also, in two of 17 positive samples a Gamma-Proteobacterium related to Francisella-like organisms was detected...
  37. ncbi request reprint Modeling the spatial distribution of crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever outbreaks in Turkey
    Agustin Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 7:667-78. 2007
    ..05) with zones of high climate suitability for the tick together with a high rate of fragmentation of agricultural land interspersed between forest and shrub-type vegetation...
  38. ncbi request reprint Climate niches of tick species in the Mediterranean region: modeling of occurrence data, distributional constraints, and impact of climate change
    Agustin Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, University of Zaragoza, Spain
    J Med Entomol 44:1130-8. 2007
    ..These results outline the need to further investigate the potential of bioclimate models to obtain accurate estimations of tick species turnover under conditions of climate change over wide areas...
  39. ncbi request reprint Prediction of habitat suitability for ticks
    Agustin Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, Miguel Servet, 177, 50013 Zaragoza, Spain
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1078:275-84. 2006
    ..Some examples, developed using different methods, are provided for the Mediterranean region and part of the U.S., together with an overview of the performance of these models...
  40. ncbi request reprint The distribution of ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) of domestic livestock in Portugal
    Agustin Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, 50013 Zaragoza, Spain
    Exp Appl Acarol 36:233-46. 2005
    ..ricinus has been collected. CART models are able to map the distribution of these ticks with accuracy ranging within 75.3 and 96.4% of actual positive sites...
  41. pmc Association of environmental traits with the geographic ranges of ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) of medical and veterinary importance in the western Palearctic. A digital data set
    A Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Miguel Servet, 177, 50013, Zaragoza, Spain
    Exp Appl Acarol 59:351-66. 2013
    ..We stressed the importance of building reliable collections of ticks with specific references as to collection point, host and date of capture. The data set is freely downloadable...
  42. doi request reprint An assessment of the effect of data partitioning on the performance of modelling algorithms for habitat suitability for ticks
    A Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
    Med Vet Entomol 22:248-57. 2008
    ..The use of this methodology greatly improves the performance of climate suitability models...
  43. doi request reprint Observations on Antricola ticks: small nymphs feed on mammalian hosts and have a salivary gland structure similar to ixodid ticks
    A Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, Zaragoza, Spain
    J Parasitol 94:953-5. 2008
    ..All stages of A. delacruzi had a similar gut structure, consisting of digestive cells in the basal portion that contained hematin granules. Neither regenerative nor secretory cell traces were observed in the sections of gut...