R Barrera

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi The use of household bleach to control Aedes aegypti
    Roberto Barrera
    Dengue Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1324 Calle Cañada, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 20:444-8. 2004
  2. ncbi Seasonal and habitat effects on dengue and West Nile virus vectors in San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Joshua Smith
    Dengue Branch, DVBID, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1324 Calle Cañada, San Juan, PR
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 25:38-46. 2009
  3. ncbi Use of the CDC autocidal gravid ovitrap to control and prevent outbreaks of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae)
    Roberto Barrera
    Entomology and Ecology Activity, Dengue Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1324 Calle Cañada, San Juan, PR 00920, USA
    J Med Entomol 51:145-54. 2014
  4. pmc An improved autocidal gravid ovitrap for the control and surveillance of Aedes aegypti
    Andrew J Mackay
    Entomology and Ecology Activity, Dengue Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1324 Calle Cañada, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Parasit Vectors 6:225. 2013
  5. ncbi Vertebrate hosts of Aedes aegypti and Aedes mediovittatus (Diptera: Culicidae) in rural Puerto Rico
    Roberto Barrera
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dengue Branch, Calle Cañada, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00920
    J Med Entomol 49:917-21. 2012
  6. pmc Population dynamics of Aedes aegypti and dengue as influenced by weather and human behavior in San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Roberto Barrera
    Entomology and Ecology Activity, Dengue Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Calle Cañada, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1378. 2011
  7. ncbi Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) bloodmeal sources during a period of West Nile virus transmission in Puerto Rico
    Roberto Barrera
    Dengue Branch, CDC, 1324 Calle Cañada, Puerto Rico 00920
    J Med Entomol 48:701-4. 2011
  8. ncbi Mosquito vectors of West Nile virus during an epizootic outbreak in Puerto Rico
    R Barrera
    Dengue Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    J Med Entomol 47:1185-95. 2010
  9. ncbi Simplified pupal surveys of Aedes aegypti (L.) for entomologic surveillance and dengue control
    Roberto Barrera
    Dengue Branch, Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 81:100-7. 2009
  10. ncbi First isolation of West Nile virus in the Caribbean
    Roberto Barrera
    Dengue Branch, DVBID, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1324 Calle Cañada, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 78:666-8. 2008

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Publications23

  1. ncbi The use of household bleach to control Aedes aegypti
    Roberto Barrera
    Dengue Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1324 Calle Cañada, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 20:444-8. 2004
    ..The combined action of cleaning and bleach is expected to reduce available larval food, reduce the amount of NaOCl for treating the container, and make it less attractive for future mosquito oviposition...
  2. ncbi Seasonal and habitat effects on dengue and West Nile virus vectors in San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Joshua Smith
    Dengue Branch, DVBID, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1324 Calle Cañada, San Juan, PR
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 25:38-46. 2009
    ..The greatest risk for contracting WNV would be visiting forests and swamps at night. Culex (Culex) and Culex (Melanoconion) mosquito species were more abundant during the transition dry-wet seasons (March-May)...
  3. ncbi Use of the CDC autocidal gravid ovitrap to control and prevent outbreaks of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae)
    Roberto Barrera
    Entomology and Ecology Activity, Dengue Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1324 Calle Cañada, San Juan, PR 00920, USA
    J Med Entomol 51:145-54. 2014
    ..aegypti populations is compatible with other control means such as source reduction, larviciding, adulticiding, sterile insect techniques, induced cytoplasmic incompatibility, and dominant lethal gene systems...
  4. pmc An improved autocidal gravid ovitrap for the control and surveillance of Aedes aegypti
    Andrew J Mackay
    Entomology and Ecology Activity, Dengue Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1324 Calle Cañada, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Parasit Vectors 6:225. 2013
    ..aegypti without the use of pesticides that does not require servicing for an extended period of time. The purpose of our study was to improve the efficacy and efficiency of this device...
  5. ncbi Vertebrate hosts of Aedes aegypti and Aedes mediovittatus (Diptera: Culicidae) in rural Puerto Rico
    Roberto Barrera
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dengue Branch, Calle Cañada, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00920
    J Med Entomol 49:917-21. 2012
    ..Our results indicate that Ae. mediovittatus may have a relatively high rate of vector-human contact, which might facilitate virus transmission or harborage in rural areas of Puerto Rico...
  6. pmc Population dynamics of Aedes aegypti and dengue as influenced by weather and human behavior in San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Roberto Barrera
    Entomology and Ecology Activity, Dengue Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Calle Cañada, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1378. 2011
    ..Peaks in mosquito density preceded maximum dengue incidence; and 5. Ae. aegypti dynamics were driven by weather and human activity and oviposition was significantly correlated with dengue incidence...
  7. ncbi Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) bloodmeal sources during a period of West Nile virus transmission in Puerto Rico
    Roberto Barrera
    Dengue Branch, CDC, 1324 Calle Cañada, Puerto Rico 00920
    J Med Entomol 48:701-4. 2011
    ..e., reptiles) among the candidate WNV vectors. We interpret the results with respect to vectorial capacity for West Nile virus, an emerging arbovirus throughout the Caribbean Basin...
  8. ncbi Mosquito vectors of West Nile virus during an epizootic outbreak in Puerto Rico
    R Barrera
    Dengue Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    J Med Entomol 47:1185-95. 2010
    ..17/1,000) and identified in one pool of thoraxes and abdomens of Culex habilitator Dyar and Knab (13.39/1,000). Accumulated evidence since 2002 suggests that WNV has not become endemic in Puerto Rico...
  9. ncbi Simplified pupal surveys of Aedes aegypti (L.) for entomologic surveillance and dengue control
    Roberto Barrera
    Dengue Branch, Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 81:100-7. 2009
    ..These methods can be used to validate entomological thresholds for dengue transmission...
  10. ncbi First isolation of West Nile virus in the Caribbean
    Roberto Barrera
    Dengue Branch, DVBID, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1324 Calle Cañada, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 78:666-8. 2008
    ..This mutation has been observed in the current dominant clade circulating in the United States. Sentinel chicken surveillance was a useful tool for the detection of West Nile virus in the tropics...
  11. doi Unusual productivity of Aedes aegypti in septic tanks and its implications for dengue control
    R Barrera
    Dengue Branch, Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Med Vet Entomol 22:62-9. 2008
    ..Septic tanks are likely to be common and widespread in suburban and rural Puerto Rico, where, apparently, they can contribute significantly to the maintenance of island-wide dengue virus endemicity...
  12. ncbi Sample-size requirements for developing strategies, based on the pupal/demographic survey, for the targeted control of dengue
    R Barrera
    Dengue Branch, Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1324 Calle Cañada, San Juan, PR 00920, USA
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 100:S33-S43. 2006
    ..Validation of the Ae. aegypti thresholds required for dengue transmission could confer viability and efficiency to dengue-vector surveillance and control programmes...
  13. pmc Spatial stability of adult Aedes aegypti populations
    Roberto Barrera
    Entomology and Ecology Activity, Dengue Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 85:1087-92. 2011
    ..aegypti. There was significant spatial stability throughout the study in both locations. The consistency in trap productivity in time could be used to increase the effectiveness of vector and dengue control programs...
  14. pmc West Nile virus from blood donors, vertebrates, and mosquitoes, Puerto Rico, 2007
    Elizabeth A Hunsperger
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00920, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:1298-300. 2009
    ..Phylogenetic analysis of the 4 isolates suggests a recent introduction of lineage I WNV that is closely related to WNV currently circulating in North America...
  15. ncbi Dynamics of Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus in septic tanks
    Andrew J Mackay
    Dengue Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1324 Calle Cañada, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 25:409-16. 2009
    ..It is recommended that dengue prevention programs include regular inspection and maintenance of septic tanks in communities lacking sewerage...
  16. ncbi Ecological factors influencing Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) productivity in artificial containers in Salinas, Puerto Rico
    Roberto Barrera
    Dengue Branch, DVBID, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1324 Calle Caniada, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00920
    J Med Entomol 43:484-92. 2006
    ..aegypti productivity and removal or control of shaded, larger containers would eliminate the production of the largest emerging mosquito females in the study area...
  17. ncbi Use of the pupal survey technique for measuring Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) productivity in Puerto Rico
    Roberto Barrera
    Dengue Branch, Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 74:290-302. 2006
    ..Using number of Ae. aegypti larvae, Breteau Index, or the presence of immature forms as indicators of pupal productivity is not as efficient in identifying the most productive types of containers as direct pupal counts...
  18. ncbi Venezuelan equine encephalitis
    Scott C Weaver
    Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases and Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0609, USA
    Annu Rev Entomol 49:141-74. 2004
    ..In contrast, enzootic VEEV strains are highly specialized and appear to utilize vectors exclusively in the Spissipes section of the Culex (Melanoconion) subgenus...
  19. ncbi Ecological characterization of the aquatic habitats of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in enzootic foci of Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus in western Venezuela
    Dayaleth Alfonzo
    Instituto de Zoologia Tropical, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas 1041 A, Venezuela
    J Med Entomol 42:278-84. 2005
    ..These results allowed us to interpret better our previous studies on mosquito adult spread in the study area and their possible role as VEEV disseminators...
  20. ncbi Habitat segregation of dengue vectors along an urban environmental gradient
    Jonathan Cox
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:820-6. 2007
    ..aegypti with HDH in urban areas, Culex quinquefasciatus with LDH in suburbs, and Ae. mediovittatus and other native mosquitoes (Cx. antillummagnorum, Toxorhynchites portoricencis) with less disturbed habitats (forests, LDH)...
  21. ncbi Food as a limiting factor for Aedes aegypti in water-storage containers
    Jazzmin Arrivillaga
    Universidad de Carabobo, Laboratorio de Entomologia Medica, BIOMED, Las Delicias, Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela
    J Vector Ecol 29:11-20. 2004
    ..aegypti in water-storage containers should eliminate all or most of the individuals, otherwise unintended, undesirable results might occur, such as the production of more and larger adults...
  22. pmc West Nile virus, Venezuela
    Irene Bosch
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:651-3. 2007
  23. ncbi Contrasting sylvatic foci of Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus in northern South America
    Roberto Barrera
    Instituto de Zoologia Tropical, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 67:324-34. 2002
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