disease vectors

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Summary: Invertebrates or non-human vertebrates which transmit infective organisms from one host to another.

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  1. doi A strategy to control transmission of Schistosoma japonicum in China
    Long De Wang
    Ministry of Health, Beijing, China
    N Engl J Med 360:121-8. 2009
  2. pmc Climate change and vector-borne diseases: a regional analysis
    A K Githeko
    Climate and Human Health Research Unit, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya
    Bull World Health Organ 78:1136-47. 2000
  3. pmc Heterogeneities in the transmission of infectious agents: implications for the design of control programs
    M E Woolhouse
    Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 94:338-42. 1997
  4. pmc Evaluation of spatially targeted strategies to control non-domiciliated Triatoma dimidiata vector of Chagas disease
    Corentin Barbu
    UMR 5244 CNRS UPVD EPHE, Biologie et Ecologie Tropicale et Méditerranéenne, Universite de Perpignan Via Domitia, Perpignan, France
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1045. 2011
  5. pmc Insecticide resistance in malaria vector mosquitoes at four localities in Ghana, West Africa
    Richard H Hunt
    Malaria Entomology Research Unit, School of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Parasit Vectors 4:107. 2011
  6. pmc The role of human movement in the transmission of vector-borne pathogens
    Steven T Stoddard
    Entomology, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 3:e481. 2009
  7. pmc Genetic evidence for malaria vectors of the Anopheles sundaicus complex in Sri Lanka with morphological characteristics attributed to Anopheles subpictus species B
    Sinnathamby N Surendran
    Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of Jaffna, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    Malar J 9:343. 2010
  8. pmc Population genetics as a tool to select tsetse control strategies: suppression or eradication of Glossina palpalis gambiensis in the Niayes of Senegal
    Philippe Solano
    Institut de Recherche pour le Développement IRD Centre International de Recherche pour l Elevage en zones Subhumides CIRDES, UMR 177 IRD Centre de coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement CIRAD, CIRDES 01 BP 454, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e692. 2010
  9. ncbi A potential impact of climate change and water resource development on the transmission of Schistosoma japonicum in China
    G J Yang
    Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Wuxi, Jiangsu, People s Republic of China
    Parassitologia 47:127-34. 2005
  10. doi Monitoring of biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae: Culicoides Latreille) on farms in Sweden during the emergence of the 2008 epidemic of bluetongue
    Søren Achim Nielsen
    Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change, Roskilde University, Universitetsvej 1, P O Box 260, 4000, Roskilde, Denmark
    Parasitol Res 106:1197-203. 2010

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  1. doi A strategy to control transmission of Schistosoma japonicum in China
    Long De Wang
    Ministry of Health, Beijing, China
    N Engl J Med 360:121-8. 2009
    ..Schistosoma japonicum causes an infection involving humans, livestock, and snails and is a significant cause of morbidity in China...
  2. pmc Climate change and vector-borne diseases: a regional analysis
    A K Githeko
    Climate and Human Health Research Unit, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya
    Bull World Health Organ 78:1136-47. 2000
    ..Climate change has far-reaching consequences and touches on all life-support systems. It is therefore a factor that should be placed high among those that affect human health and survival...
  3. pmc Heterogeneities in the transmission of infectious agents: implications for the design of control programs
    M E Woolhouse
    Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 94:338-42. 1997
    ....
  4. pmc Evaluation of spatially targeted strategies to control non-domiciliated Triatoma dimidiata vector of Chagas disease
    Corentin Barbu
    UMR 5244 CNRS UPVD EPHE, Biologie et Ecologie Tropicale et Méditerranéenne, Universite de Perpignan Via Domitia, Perpignan, France
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1045. 2011
    ....
  5. pmc Insecticide resistance in malaria vector mosquitoes at four localities in Ghana, West Africa
    Richard H Hunt
    Malaria Entomology Research Unit, School of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Parasit Vectors 4:107. 2011
    ..This paper presents baseline entomological data obtained during surveys conducted for four mining operations in Ghana, West Africa...
  6. pmc The role of human movement in the transmission of vector-borne pathogens
    Steven T Stoddard
    Entomology, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 3:e481. 2009
    ..Here we develop a conceptual model to evaluate the importance of variation in exposure due to individual human movements for pathogen transmission, focusing on mosquito-borne dengue virus...
  7. pmc Genetic evidence for malaria vectors of the Anopheles sundaicus complex in Sri Lanka with morphological characteristics attributed to Anopheles subpictus species B
    Sinnathamby N Surendran
    Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of Jaffna, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    Malar J 9:343. 2010
    ..Mosquitoes morphologically identified as belonging to the Subpictus complex were collected from different locations near the east coast of Sri Lanka, and specific ribosomal DNA sequences determined to validate their taxonomic status...
  8. pmc Population genetics as a tool to select tsetse control strategies: suppression or eradication of Glossina palpalis gambiensis in the Niayes of Senegal
    Philippe Solano
    Institut de Recherche pour le Développement IRD Centre International de Recherche pour l Elevage en zones Subhumides CIRDES, UMR 177 IRD Centre de coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement CIRAD, CIRDES 01 BP 454, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e692. 2010
    ..e. "eradication" versus "suppression." To inform this debate, we used population genetics to measure genetic differentiation between G. palpalis gambiensis from the Niayes and those from the southern tsetse belt (Missira)...
  9. ncbi A potential impact of climate change and water resource development on the transmission of Schistosoma japonicum in China
    G J Yang
    Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Wuxi, Jiangsu, People s Republic of China
    Parassitologia 47:127-34. 2005
    ..alterations in physical and biological systems, including shifts in the spatio-temporal distribution of disease vectors, but the nature and extent of these changes are poorly understood...
  10. doi Monitoring of biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae: Culicoides Latreille) on farms in Sweden during the emergence of the 2008 epidemic of bluetongue
    Søren Achim Nielsen
    Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change, Roskilde University, Universitetsvej 1, P O Box 260, 4000, Roskilde, Denmark
    Parasitol Res 106:1197-203. 2010
    ..The two species were also recorded from the island of Gotland. Culicoides pulicaris, another potential vector species, accounted for about 9% of all Culicoides captured...
  11. pmc Climate variability and change in the United States: potential impacts on vector- and rodent-borne diseases
    D J Gubler
    Division of Vectorborne Infectious Diseases, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 109:223-33. 2001
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  12. pmc Pathogenic landscapes: interactions between land, people, disease vectors, and their animal hosts
    Eric F Lambin
    Georges Lemaître Centre for Earth and Climate Research, Earth and Life Institute, University of Louvain, 3 place Pasteur, Louvain la Neuve, B 1348, Belgium
    Int J Health Geogr 9:54. 2010
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  13. pmc Insecticide resistance in Aedes aegypti populations from Ceará, Brazil
    Estelita Pereira Lima
    Universidade Federal do Ceará Avenida da Universidade, 2853, CEP 60020 181, Benfica, Fortaleza CE, Brasil
    Parasit Vectors 4:5. 2011
    ..Here we measure resistance to temephos and the pyrethroid cypermethrin in three populations from Ceará and use biochemical and molecular assays to characterise resistance mechanisms...
  14. pmc Monitoring mosquitoes in urban Dar es Salaam: evaluation of resting boxes, window exit traps, CDC light traps, Ifakara tent traps and human landing catches
    Nicodem J Govella
    Ifakara Health Institute, Coordination Office, PO Box 78373, Kiko Avenue, Mikocheni, Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania
    Parasit Vectors 4:40. 2011
    ..However, it is not clear whether ITT catches represent indoors or outdoors biting densities. ITT do not yield samples of resting, fed mosquitoes for blood meal analysis...
  15. ncbi Impact of regional climate change on human health
    Jonathan A Patz
    Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment SAGE, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin, 1710 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53726, USA
    Nature 438:310-7. 2005
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  16. pmc Shifts in malaria vector species composition and transmission dynamics along the Kenyan coast over the past 20 years
    Joseph M Mwangangi
    Kenya Medical Research Institute KEMRI, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research, Kilifi, Coast, Kenya
    Malar J 12:13. 2013
    ..The goal of this paper was to examine trends over the past 20 years in Anopheles species composition, density, blood-feeding behaviour, and P. falciparum sporozoite transmission along the coast of Kenya...
  17. doi Shifting priorities in vector biology to improve control of vector-borne disease
    Louis Lambrechts
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 14:1505-14. 2009
    ..control strategies, however, are proving insufficient and the remarkable advances in the molecular biology of disease vectors over the last two decades have yet to result in tangible tools that effectively reduce VBD incidence...
  18. pmc Dry season ecology of Anopheles gambiae complex mosquitoes at larval habitats in two traditionally semi-arid villages in Baringo, Kenya
    Albert O Mala
    Human Health Division, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, P, O, Box 30772 00100, Nairobi, Kenya
    Parasit Vectors 4:25. 2011
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  19. ncbi Characterisation of Lymnaea cubensis, L. viatrix and L. neotropica n. sp., the main vectors of Fasciola hepatica in Latin America, by analysis of their ribosomal and mitochondrial DNA
    M D Bargues
    Departamento de Parasitologia, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Valencia, Avenida Vicente Andrés Estellés s n, 46100 Burjassot, Valencia, Spain
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 101:621-41. 2007
    ..The numerous microsatellite repeats found within ITS-2 are potential tools for differentiation at population level...
  20. ncbi Climate warming and disease risks for terrestrial and marine biota
    C Drew Harvell
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Science 296:2158-62. 2002
    ..To improve our ability to predict epidemics in wild populations, it will be necessary to separate the independent and interactive effects of multiple climate drivers on disease impact...
  21. pmc Remote sensing and human health: new sensors and new opportunities
    L R Beck
    California State University, Monterey Bay, California 94035 2424, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 6:217-27. 2000
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  22. ncbi Lutzomyia vectors for cutaneous leishmaniasis in Southern Brazil: ecological niche models, predicted geographic distributions, and climate change effects
    A Townsend Peterson
    Natural History Museum, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    Int J Parasitol 33:919-31. 2003
    ..More generally, this technique offers the possibility of new views into the distributional ecology of disease, vector, and reservoir species...
  23. pmc Distribution of Leishmania major zymodemes in relation to populations of Phlebotomus papatasi sand flies
    Omar Hamarsheh
    Department of Biological Sciences, Al Quds University, P O Box 51000, East Jerusalem, Palestine
    Parasit Vectors 4:9. 2011
    ..In this article, the association between geographical distribution of L. major zymodemes and the distribution of populations and subpopulations of L. major vector; P. papatasi are discussed...
  24. pmc Habitat stability and occurrences of malaria vector larvae in western Kenya highlands
    Yousif E Himeidan
    Centre for Global Health Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute KEMRI, P O Box 1578, Kisumu 40100, Kenya
    Malar J 8:234. 2009
    ..Given that most inhabitants of the highlands actually dwell in the uphill regions, it is important to develop understanding of mosquito breeding habitat stability in these sites in order to determine their potential for larval control...
  25. pmc American trypanosomiasis (Chagas' disease) and the role of molecular epidemiology in guiding control strategies
    Michael A Miles
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
    BMJ 326:1444-8. 2003
  26. pmc The native Wolbachia symbionts limit transmission of dengue virus in Aedes albopictus
    Laurence Mousson
    Department of Virology, Arboviruses and Insect Vectors, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1989. 2012
    ..This mosquito is naturally super-infected with two Wolbachia strains, wAlbA and wAlbB. While Wolbachia does not affect replication of CHIK virus (CHIKV) in Ae. albopictus, a similar effect was not observed with DEN virus (DENV)...
  27. pmc Contrasting population structures of two vectors of African trypanosomoses in Burkina Faso: consequences for control
    Naférima Koné
    Unité de Formation et de Recherche Biosciences, University of Abidjan, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1217. 2011
    ..A wide variety of control tactics is available to manage these vectors, but their removal will in most cases only be sustainable if the control effort is targeting an entire tsetse population within a circumscribed area...
  28. pmc Spatial and temporal distribution patterns of Anopheles arabiensis breeding sites in La Reunion Island--multi-year trend analysis of historical records from 1996-2009
    Louis C Gouagna
    Institut de recherche pour le developpement IRD, UM1 CNRS 5290 IRD 224 Maladies Infectieuses et Vecteurs Ecologie Génétique, Evolution et Contrôle MIVEGEC, Montpellier France
    Parasit Vectors 4:121. 2011
    ..Here, we investigated the impact of environmental factors on the temporal and spatial distribution of larval habitats of Anopheles arabiensis in different locations on La Reunion Island...
  29. pmc Pinpointing P450s associated with pyrethroid metabolism in the dengue vector, Aedes aegypti: developing new tools to combat insecticide resistance
    Bradley J Stevenson
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1595. 2012
    ..Our aim was to confirm the role of CYP9J32 and other P450s in insecticide metabolism in order to identify potential diagnostic resistance markers...
  30. pmc Agricultural intensification, priming for persistence and the emergence of Nipah virus: a lethal bat-borne zoonosis
    Juliet R C Pulliam
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    J R Soc Interface 9:89-101. 2012
    ..Thus, we provide empirical evidence for a causative mechanism previously proposed as a precursor to widespread infection with H5N1 avian influenza and other emerging pathogens...
  31. pmc Seasonality and prevalence of Leishmania major infection in Phlebotomus duboscqi Neveu-Lemaire from two neighboring villages in central Mali
    Jennifer M Anderson
    Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1139. 2011
    ..This was confirmed by sequence alignment of a subset of PCR products from infected flies to known Leishmania species, incriminating P. duboscqi as the vector of CL in Mali...
  32. pmc Climate-based models for understanding and forecasting dengue epidemics
    Elodie Descloux
    UMR190, Emergence of Viral Pathologies, Institute of Research for the Development, Aix Marseille University, Marseille, France
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1470. 2012
    ..The objectives of this study were to analyze and model the relationships between climate, Aedes aegypti vectors and dengue outbreaks in Noumea (New Caledonia), and to provide an early warning system...
  33. doi Mosquito species abundance and diversity in Malindi, Kenya and their potential implication in pathogen transmission
    Joseph M Mwangangi
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, P O Box 428, 80108, Kilifi, Kenya
    Parasitol Res 110:61-71. 2012
    ..In conclusion, our findings provide useful information for the design of integrated mosquito and disease control programs in East African environments...
  34. pmc On the treatment of airline travelers in mathematical models
    Michael A Johansson
    Division of Vector Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    PLoS ONE 6:e22151. 2011
    ..Models involving travelers can be improved significantly by relatively simple structural changes but also may require further attention to details of parameterization...
  35. pmc Spatio-temporal patterns of distribution of West Nile virus vectors in eastern Piedmont Region, Italy
    Donal Bisanzio
    Department of Animal Production, Epidemiology and Ecology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Torino, Italy
    Parasit Vectors 4:230. 2011
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  36. pmc Community involvement in dengue vector control: cluster randomised trial
    V Vanlerberghe
    Epidemiology and Disease Control Unit, Public Health Department, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    BMJ 338:b1959. 2009
    ..To assess the effectiveness of an integrated community based environmental management strategy to control Aedes aegypti, the vector of dengue, compared with a routine strategy...
  37. ncbi The effects of climatic factors on the distribution and abundance of Japanese encephalitis vectors in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, India
    U Suryanarayana Murty
    Biology Division, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology CSIR, Hyderabad, India
    J Vector Borne Dis 47:26-32. 2010
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  38. pmc Malaria vector surveillance in Ganghwa-do, a malaria-endemic area in the Republic of Korea
    Sung Suck Oh
    Department of Microbiology, Incheon Research Institute for Public Health and Environment, Incheon, Korea
    Korean J Parasitol 48:35-41. 2010
    ..From our study, it can be concluded that An. sinensis, which was the predominant vector species and confirmed as sporozoite-infected, plays an important role in malaria transmission in Ganghwa-do...
  39. pmc Temporal stability of Glossina fuscipes fuscipes populations in Uganda
    Richard Echodu
    Faculty of Science, Gulu University, Uganda
    Parasit Vectors 4:19. 2011
    ..f. fuscipes distributed across southeastern Uganda, including a zone of contact between two historically isolated lineages. A total of 667 tsetse flies were genotyped at 16 microsatellite loci and at one mitochondrial locus...
  40. pmc Progress towards the eradication of Tsetse from the Loos islands, Guinea
    Moise S Kagbadouno
    Programme National de Lutte contre la THA, Ministere de la Sante, Conakry, Guinée
    Parasit Vectors 4:18. 2011
    ..After baseline data collection, tsetse control began on the islands in 2006. On each of the three islands a specific combination of control methods was implemented according to the entomological situation found...
  41. doi Malaria vectors in the Republic of Benin: distribution of species and molecular forms of the Anopheles gambiae complex
    Luc Djogbenou
    Centre de Recherche Entomologique de Cotonou, 06 BP 2604 Cotonou, Benin
    Acta Trop 114:116-22. 2010
    ..Acquisition of entomological field data appears essential to better estimate the stratification of malaria risk and help improve malaria vector control interventions...
  42. ncbi The impact of development and malaria control activities on its vectors in the Kinabatangan area of Sabah, East Malaysia
    I Vythilingam
    Infectious Diseases Research Centre, Institute for Medical Research, Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Acta Trop 96:24-30. 2005
    ..An integrated malaria control programme along with area development has helped in the control of malaria and its vector...
  43. pmc Gene flow, subspecies composition, and dengue virus-2 susceptibility among Aedes aegypti collections in Senegal
    Massamba Sylla
    Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 3:e408. 2009
    ..But few studies have been made of Ae. aegypti s.l. in West Africa. To address this deficiency we have been studying the population genetics, subspecies composition and vector competence for DENV-2 of Ae. aegypti s.l. in Senegal...
  44. ncbi Geographic variation in vector competence for West Nile virus in the Culex pipiens (Diptera: Culicidae) complex in California
    Rajeev Vaidyanathan
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, California, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 7:193-8. 2007
    ..These results reveal extensive geographic variation in vector competence for WNV in the Culex pipiens complex in California...
  45. doi Prevention of endemic canine vector-borne diseases using imidacloprid 10% and permethrin 50% in young dogs: a longitudinal field study
    D Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Valenzano, BA, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 172:323-32. 2010
    ..The results demonstrate that ImPer preventive treatment against arthropods protects autochthonous and naïve beagle dogs against CVBD-causing pathogens...
  46. pmc Modeling disease vector occurrence when detection is imperfect: infestation of Amazonian palm trees by triatomine bugs at three spatial scales
    Fernando Abad-Franch
    Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane Fiocruz Amazônia, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e620. 2010
    ..We illustrate this approach with a study of Attalea palm tree infestation by Rhodnius spp. (Triatominae), the most important vectors of Chagas disease (CD) in northern South America...
  47. pmc Distinct genetic diversity of Oncomelania hupensis, intermediate host of Schistosoma japonicum in mainland China as revealed by ITS sequences
    Qin Ping Zhao
    Department of Parasitology, School of Basic Medical Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e611. 2010
    ..O. hupensis largely determines the parasite's geographical range. How O. hupensis's genetic diversity is distributed geographically in mainland China has never been well examined with DNA sequence data...
  48. ncbi Phylogenetic relationships of flaviviruses correlate with their epidemiology, disease association and biogeography
    M W Gaunt
    Pathogen Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Unit, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    J Gen Virol 82:1867-76. 2001
    ..The correlation between epidemiology, disease correlation and biogeography begins to define the complex evolutionary relationships between the virus, vector, vertebrate host and ecological niche...
  49. doi Populations, hybrids and the systematic concepts of species and subspecies in Chagas disease triatomine vectors inferred from nuclear ribosomal and mitochondrial DNA
    S Mas-Coma
    Departamento de Parasitologia, Universidad de Valencia, Spain
    Acta Trop 110:112-36. 2009
    ..of an updated review about these molecular markers, concentrating on aspects useful for research on Chagas disease vectors. A comparative analysis is presented on the efficiency, weight of their different characteristics, ..
  50. ncbi Analysis of climatic data and forecast indices for human fascioliasis at very high altitude
    M V Fuentes
    , Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Valencia, Spain
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 93:835-50. 1999
    ..The values for the modified Wb-bs index permitted the study areas to be designated low-, moderate- or high-risk areas for the transmission of fascioliasis to man and domestic animals...
  51. doi Mosquito-borne viruses in Europe
    Zdenek Hubalek
    Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Květná 8, 60365, Brno, Czech Republic
    Parasitol Res 103:S29-43. 2008
    ..A surveillance for moboviruses and the diseases they cause in Europe is recommendable, because the cases may often pass unnoticed or misdiagnosed not only in free-living vertebrates but also in domestic animals and even in humans...
  52. ncbi Leishmaniasis in Israel and the Palestinian Authority
    Charles L Jaffe
    Department of Parasitology, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, PO Box 12272, Jerusalem 91220, Israel
    Trends Parasitol 20:328-32. 2004
  53. ncbi Achieving sustainability of community-based dengue control in Santiago de Cuba
    Maria E Toledo Romani
    Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine Pedro Kouri, Cuba
    Soc Sci Med 64:976-88. 2007
    ..It is concluded that, in contrast to intensified routine control activities, a community-based intervention approach promises to be sustainable...
  54. ncbi The ecology of West Nile virus in South Africa and the occurrence of outbreaks in humans
    P G Jupp
    National Institute for Virology and Department of Virology, University of the Witwatersrand, Sandringham, South Africa
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 951:143-52. 2001
    ..3-100%. This suggests that the viral enzooticity does not depend on annual importation of virus in migrant birds...
  55. pmc Cyclic di-GMP is essential for the survival of the lyme disease spirochete in ticks
    Ming He
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America
    PLoS Pathog 7:e1002133. 2011
    ..burgdorferi and plays a vital role in the tick part of the spirochetal enzootic cycle. This work provides the first evidence that c-di-GMP is essential for a pathogen's survival in its vector host...
  56. pmc Tomato yellow leaf curl virus from Sardinia is a whitefly-transmitted monopartite geminivirus
    A Kheyr-Pour
    Institut des Sciences Vegetales, CNRS, Gif sur Yvette, France
    Nucleic Acids Res 19:6763-9. 1991
    ..Contrary to the other whitefly-transmitted geminiviruses described so far, there is no evidence for the existence nor the necessity of a second component (B DNA) in the TYLCV-S genome...
  57. doi Local context drives infection of grasses by vector-borne generalist viruses
    Elizabeth T Borer
    Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Ecol Lett 13:810-8. 2010
    ..For B/CYDV, local context more strongly predicts infection risk than host species traits or regional context; such spatially nested experiments can clarify the factors underlying variation in infection risk...
  58. pmc The distribution of potential West Nile virus vectors, Culex pipiens pipiens and Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae), in Mexico City
    Alvaro Díaz-Badillo
    Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Madero, Mexico DF, Mexico
    Parasit Vectors 4:70. 2011
    ..In order to address the potential of WNV being introduced into Mexico City, we have determined the identity and spatial distribution of Culex pipiens complex mosquitoes and their hybrids...
  59. pmc Adaptive developmental delay in Chagas disease vectors: an evolutionary ecology approach
    Frédéric Menu
    Universite de Lyon, Lyon, France
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e691. 2010
    ..Despite delay in the molting in some individuals observed in triatomines, no effort was made to explain this variability...
  60. doi Dengue and chikungunya infections in travelers
    Lin H Chen
    Travel Medicine Center, Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 23:438-44. 2010
    ..We review the recent epidemiology of dengue and chikungunya infections and discuss their clinical presentations, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. We highlight the findings in travelers...
  61. pmc Influence of urban landscapes on population dynamics in a short-distance migrant mosquito: evidence for the dengue vector Aedes aegypti
    Ryan R Hemme
    Department of Biological Sciences, Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e634. 2010
    ..Population replacement and genetic control strategies currently under consideration are also dependent upon a thorough understanding of mosquito dispersal in urban settings...
  62. pmc Optimization of control strategies for non-domiciliated Triatoma dimidiata, Chagas disease vector in the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico
    Corentin Barbu
    UMR 5244 CNRS EPHE UPVD, Laboratoire de Biologie et d Ecologie Tropicale et Méditerranéenne, Universite de Perpignan Via Domitia, Perpignan, France
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 3:e416. 2009
    ..Non-domiciliated vectors remain responsible for a significant transmission risk, and their control is now a key challenge for disease control...
  63. ncbi Population structure of the malaria vector Anopheles funestus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Madagascar and Comoros
    Diego Ayala
    Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, B P 1274, Antananarivo, Madagascar
    Acta Trop 97:292-300. 2006
    ..The results are discussed with respect to population distribution and migration of A. funestus from mainland Africa and the islands east of the mainland...
  64. doi Managing canine vector-borne diseases of zoonotic concern: part two
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, University of Bari, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Trends Parasitol 25:228-35. 2009
    ..This review discusses the crucial aspects involved in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of CVBDs of zoonotic concern...
  65. doi Using geographic information systems and decision support systems for the prediction, prevention, and control of vector-borne diseases
    Lars Eisen
    Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, USA
    Annu Rev Entomol 56:41-61. 2011
    ..We see great potential for the use of new technologies and approaches to more effectively target limited surveillance, prevention, and control resources and to reduce vector-borne and other infectious diseases...
  66. doi Air travel and vector-borne disease movement
    A J Tatem
    Department of Geography, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Parasitology 139:1816-30. 2012
    ..Such a framework provides the first steps towards an ultimate goal of adaptive management based on near real time flight data and vector-borne disease surveillance...
  67. doi Impact of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project on the transmission of Schistosoma japonicum in China
    W Wang
    Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Meiyuan, Yangxiang 117, Wuxi 214064, Jiangsu Province, China
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 103:17-29. 2009
    ..It is concluded that, unless global warming significantly increases the minimum winter temperatures in northern China, the SNWDP is unlikely to result in the northward spread of schistosomiasis japonica...
  68. pmc An affordable, quality-assured community-based system for high-resolution entomological surveillance of vector mosquitoes that reflects human malaria infection risk patterns
    Prosper P Chaki
    Ifakara Health Institute, Coordination Office, Kiko Avenue, Mikocheni, PO Box 78373, Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania
    Malar J 11:172. 2012
    ..A large-scale larviciding programme in urban Dar es Salaam, Tanzania is supported by a community-based (CB) system for trapping adult mosquito densities to monitor programme performance...
  69. pmc PCR identification of culicoid biting midges (Diptera, Ceratopogonidae) of the Obsoletus complex including putative vectors of bluetongue and Schmallenberg viruses
    Kathrin Lehmann
    Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Greifswald Insel Riems, Germany
    Parasit Vectors 5:213. 2012
    ..obsoletus, C. scoticus, C. chiopterus) plus the isomorphic species C. dewulfi...
  70. doi Chemical composition and larvicidal activity of the essential oil of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng against Anopheles stephensi: a malarial vector mosquito
    Annadurai Senthilkumar
    Department of Botany, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar 608 002, Tamil Nadu, India
    Parasitol Res 107:1275-8. 2010
    ..The results of the present study showed that the essential oil of P. amboinicus is one of the inexpensive and eco-friendly sources of natural mosquito larvicidal agent to control/reduce the population of malarial vector mosquito...
  71. pmc Seasonal and regional dynamics of M. ulcerans transmission in environmental context: deciphering the role of water bugs as hosts and vectors
    Estelle Marion
    Groupe d Etude des Interactions Hote Pathogene, Universite d Angers, Angers, France
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e731. 2010
    ..It is the objective of the work here to decipher the role of water bugs in M. ulcerans ecology and transmission, based on large-scale field studies...
  72. pmc Surveillance of vector populations and malaria transmission during the 2009/10 El Niño event in the western Kenya highlands: opportunities for early detection of malaria hyper-transmission
    Ednah N Ototo
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Global Health Research, Climate and Human Health Research Unit, P, O, Box 1578, Kisumu, Kenya
    Parasit Vectors 4:144. 2011
    ....
  73. pmc Pea aphid as both host and vector for the phytopathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas syringae
    John Stavrinides
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, 1007 E Lowell Street, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:2230-5. 2009
    ..These interactions illustrate that aphids can also vector bacterial pathogens and that even seemingly host-restricted pathogens can have alternative host specificities and lifestyles...
  74. pmc Gulf Coast ticks (Amblyomma maculatum) and Rickettsia parkeri, United States
    John W Sumner
    Infectious Disease Pathology Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:751-3. 2007
    ..maculatum may be responsible for additional cases of R. parkeri rickettsiosis throughout much of its US range...
  75. pmc MIRO and IRbase: IT tools for the epidemiological monitoring of insecticide resistance in mosquito disease vectors
    Emmanuel Dialynas
    Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 3:e465. 2009
    ..Here we describe an application ontology that we developed de novo, and a specially designed database that, based on this ontology, can be used for the purpose of controlling mosquitoes and, thus, the diseases that they transmit...
  76. ncbi Distribution of Lymnaeidae (Mollusca: Pulmonata), intermediate snail hosts of Fasciola hepatica in Venezuela
    J P Pointier
    UMR 5244 CNRS EPHE UPVD, Universite de Perpignan, Via Domitia, 52 Avenue Paul Alduy, Perpignan Cedex, France
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 104:790-6. 2009
    ..The role of these four lymnaeid species in the transmission of fascioliasis in Venezuela is discussed...
  77. ncbi Origin and phylogeography of the Chagas disease main vector Triatoma infestans based on nuclear rDNA sequences and genome size
    M D Bargues
    Departamento de Parasitologia, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Valencia, Av Vicente Andrés Estellés s n, 46100 Burjassot Valencia, Spain
    Infect Genet Evol 6:46-62. 2006
    ..platensis, an origin of T. infestans in Bolivian highlands and two different dispersal lines, one throughout Andean regions of Bolivia and Peru and another in non-Andean lowlands of Chile, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil...
  78. doi A review on Anopheles subpictus Grassi--a biological vector
    Goutam Chandra
    Department of Zoology, Parasitology Laboratory, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan, West Bengal 713104, India
    Acta Trop 115:142-54. 2010
    ..Different aspects of this important mosquito species including attempts related to its control have been discussed which will be highly useful to carry out further research...
  79. pmc A new method for forensic DNA analysis of the blood meal in chagas disease vectors demonstrated using Triatoma infestans from Chuquisaca, Bolivia
    Juan Carlos Pizarro
    Department of Biology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA
    PLoS ONE 3:e3585. 2008
    ..cruzi infection vary among habitats and is it associated with specific blood meal types?..
  80. pmc Role of Culex and Anopheles mosquito species as potential vectors of rift valley fever virus in Sudan outbreak, 2007
    AlaaEddeen M Seufi
    Department of Entomology, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt, 12211
    BMC Infect Dis 10:65. 2010
    ..RVF virus (RVFV) is transmitted between animals and human by mosquitoes, particularly those belonging to the Culex, Anopheles and Aedes genera...
  81. pmc Lineage divergence detected in the malaria vector Anopheles marajoara (Diptera: Culicidae) in Amazonian Brazil
    Sascha N McKeon
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, State University of New York Albany, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12201 USA
    Malar J 9:271. 2010
    ..Previous phylogenetic analysis based on the complete mtDNA COI gene sequences detected paraphyly in the Neotropical malaria vector Anopheles marajoara. The "Folmer region" detects a single taxon using a 3% divergence threshold...
  82. ncbi Updated distribution records for Anopheles vagus (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Republic of Philippines, and considerations regarding its secondary vector roles in Southeast Asia
    L M Rueda
    Division of Entomology, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, 503 Robert Grant Avenue, Room 3A28, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
    Trop Biomed 28:181-7. 2011
    ..Larval habitats (e.g. rice paddies, irrigation and drainage ditches), associated species, and the vector potential of this species were also noted...
  83. ncbi Ixodes ricinus as a vector of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Babesia microti in urban and suburban forests
    Joanna Stanczak
    Medical University of Gdansk, Interfaculty Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine, 9B Powstania Styczniowego str, 81 519 Gdynia, Poland
    Ann Agric Environ Med 11:109-14. 2004
    ..3 %). Among adult ticks (n = 303), 8.3 % were dually infected with A. phagocytophilum and B. burgdorferi s.l., 2.0 % with the agent of human anaplasmosis and B. microti and 0.3 % with borreliae and B. microti...
  84. doi Leishmania infantum proteophosphoglycans regurgitated by the bite of its natural sand fly vector, Lutzomyia longipalpis, promote parasite establishment in mouse skin and skin-distant tissues
    Matthew Edward Rogers
    Faculty of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Section of Immunology at St Mary s Campus, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Norfolk Place, London W21PG, UK
    Microbes Infect 12:875-9. 2010
    ..However, chronic infection of the spleen was only enhanced in high dose co-infections with gel. These results provide the framework for a more natural experimental model of visceral leishmaniasis...
  85. ncbi Reviewing lymnaeid vectors of fascioliasis by ribosomal DNA sequence analyses
    M D Bargues
    Departamento de Parasitologia, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Valencia, Av Vicente Andrés Estellés s n, 46100 Burjassot, Valencia, Spain
    J Helminthol 79:257-67. 2005
    ....
  86. pmc Molecular epidemiology for vector research on leishmaniasis
    Hirotomo Kato
    Department of Veterinary Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:814-26. 2010
    ..This paper reviews recent advances in the study of sand flies, vectors of leishmaniasis, using molecular biological approaches...
  87. ncbi Insights into the relationships of Palearctic and Nearctic lymnaeids (Mollusca: Gastropoda) by rDNA ITS-2 sequencing and phylogeny of stagnicoline intermediate host species of Fasciola hepatica
    M D Bargues
    Departamento de Parasitologia, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Valencia, Av Vicent Andres Estelles s n, 46100 Burjassot, Valencia, Spain
    Parasite 10:243-55. 2003
    ..truncatula. L. p. turricula may be considered as a potential secondary vector of F. hepatica, at a level similar to that of L. p. palustris...
  88. pmc Vectors and malaria transmission in deforested, rural communities in north-central Vietnam
    Cuong Do Manh
    Entomology Department, Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Malar J 9:259. 2010
    ..Basic information on the identification of the species in these rural communities is required so that transmission parameters, such as ecology, behaviour and vectorial status can be assigned to the appropriate species...
  89. pmc A pre-intervention study of malaria vector abundance in Rio Muni, Equatorial Guinea: their role in malaria transmission and the incidence of insecticide resistance alleles
    Frances C Ridl
    Malaria Research Lead Programme, Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa
    Malar J 7:194. 2008
    ..This manuscript reports on the malaria vectors present and the incidence of insecticide resistant alleles prior to the onset of the programme...
  90. pmc Phylogeography and population structure of Glossina fuscipes fuscipes in Uganda: implications for control of tsetse
    Jon S Beadell
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e636. 2010
    ..Population genetics can help to resolve this issue by characterizing the extent of linkage among apparently isolated groups of tsetse...
  91. pmc Leishmania sand fly interaction: progress and challenges
    Paul A Bates
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool, UK
    Curr Opin Microbiol 11:340-4. 2008
    ..Further, the parasites can manipulate the behaviour of the vector to maximise their transmission, and flies may even deliver altruistic apoptotic forms to aid transmission of infective stages...
  92. pmc Conserved mosquito/parasite interactions affect development of Plasmodium falciparum in Africa
    Antonio M Mendes
    Imperial College London, Division of Cell and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, South Kensington Campus, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Pathog 4:e1000069. 2008
    ..falciparum field isolates have been established by direct experimentation. Importantly, they validate for semi-field human malaria transmission the concept of parasite antagonists and agonists...
  93. doi New concepts for the old challenge of African relapsing fever borreliosis
    S J Cutler
    School of Health and Bioscience, University of East London, London, UK
    Clin Microbiol Infect 15:400-6. 2009
    ..Here, the current state of knowledge concerning relapsing fever in Africa is reviewed...
  94. doi A molecular phylogeny of mosquitoes in the Anopheles barbirostris Subgroup reveals cryptic species: implications for identification of disease vectors
    Claudia Paredes-Esquivel
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5QA, UK
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 50:141-51. 2009
    ..The development of a propensity for feeding on the blood of humans in some species of the Subgroup would have led to the transmission of malaria protozoa and filarial nematodes...
  95. pmc Spatial re-establishment dynamics of local populations of vectors of Chagas disease
    Heinrich Zu Dohna
    Center for Animal Disease Modelling, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 3:e490. 2009
    ..Triatoma infestans, the main vector of Chagas disease, reinfested sites in three villages in northwest Argentina after community-wide insecticide spraying in October 1992...
  96. ncbi Evidence that climate change has caused 'emergence' of tick-borne diseases in Europe?
    Sarah E Randolph
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK
    Int J Med Microbiol 293:5-15. 2004
    ....
  97. pmc Dengue: an escalating problem
    Robert V Gibbons
    Department of Virus Diseases, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD 20910 7500, USA
    BMJ 324:1563-6. 2002
  98. doi Relapsing fever borreliosis in Eurasia--forgotten, but certainly not gone!
    M V Assous
    Laboratory of Microbiology and Immunology, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Clin Microbiol Infect 15:407-14. 2009
    ..Thin and thick blood smears remain the most frequently used methods for laboratory diagnosis, with a sensitivity of 80%. PCR-based diagnosis is the most sensitive method, and has the advantage of allowing species identification...
  99. ncbi Environmental determinants of the distribution of Chagas disease vectors in south-eastern Guatemala
    Dulce Maria Bustamante
    Laboratory of Applied Entomology and Parasitology, Department of Biology, School of Chemical Sciences and Pharmacy, San Carlos University, Guatemala
    Geospat Health 1:199-211. 2007
    ..dimidiata is suggested by their significant and opposite associations with maximum absolute temperature. Improved models to predict suitable habitats for T. dimidiata hold promise for spatial targeting of integrated vector management...
  100. ncbi Phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) of the Palestinian West Bank: potential vectors of leishmaniasis
    Samir S Sawalha
    Health Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Al Quds University, Abu Dies, West Bank, P O Box 51000, East Jerusalem, Israel
    J Med Entomol 40:321-8. 2003
    ..constitute potential vectors of leishmaniasis but the most probable ones are as follows: P. papatasi the main human-biting species, a recognized vector of L. major (CL), P. sergenti, L. tropica (CL) and P. syriacus, L. infantum (VL)...
  101. pmc Analytical methods for quantifying environmental connectivity for the control and surveillance of infectious disease spread
    Justin Remais
    Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J R Soc Interface 7:1181-93. 2010
    ..and spread of environmentally mediated infectious diseases is governed in part by the dispersal of parasites, disease vectors and intermediate hosts between sites of transmission...

Research Grants68

  1. Eradication of a Primary Filariasis Vector Population at an Endemic Field Site
    Stephen Dobson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..polynesiensis population. We emphasize that male mosquitoes do not blood feed and therefore are not disease vectors. Furthermore, the proposed strategy employs a naturally occurring bacteria infection and does NOT include ..
  2. Eradication of a Primary Filariasis Vector Population at an Endemic Field Site
    STEPHEN LEONARD DOBSON; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..polynesiensis population. We emphasize that male mosquitoes do not blood feed and therefore are not disease vectors. Furthermore, the proposed strategy employs a naturally occurring bacteria infection and does NOT include ..
  3. REGULATION OF DIGESTION IN BLOOD-SUCKING INSECTS
    Michael Wells; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..In this application we propose to use two important disease vectors: Aedes aegypti, a mosquito which transmits yellow fever and dengue fever, and Rhodinus prolixus, a hemipteran ..
  4. CHEMISTRY OF ARTHROPOD SECRETIONS
    Jerrold Meinwald; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..the majority of these species have no immediate impact on human life, some are extremely important as disease vectors (i.e. tsetse fly, anopheline mosquitoes, triatomine bugs, ticks...
  5. Biochemistry of Chorion Hardening in Mosquitoes
    Jianyong Li; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..in mosquitoes is critical to a thorough understanding of reproductive processes in this important group of disease vectors. Survival of eggs for extended periods of time in adverse-environmental conditions, as is required for ..
  6. TRYPTOPHAN METABOLISM IN MOSQUITOES
    Jianyong Li; Fiscal Year: 2002
    Mosquitoes are important disease vectors, responsible for transmission of numerous viral, bacterial and parasitic diseases, such as malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, and filariasis...
  7. A Viral Vector for Gene Expression in Insects
    Ranjit Dasgupta; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..FHV has not previously been shown to multiply in mosquitoes and other insect disease vectors. We have demonstrated that FHV replicates in vitro in cultured mosquito cells as well as in vivo in four ..
  8. Examination of Odorant Receptors in Anopheles gambiae
    LAURENCE ZWIEBEL; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..be instrumental in the development of novel mosquito control strategies targeted against this broad family of disease vectors, as well as other insects that pose considerable medical and economic threats through their ability to ..
  9. Examination of Odorant Receptors in Anopheles gambiae
    LAURENCE ZWIEBEL; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..be instrumental in the development of novel mosquito control strategies targeted against this broad family of disease vectors, as well as other insects that pose considerable medical and economic threats through their ability to ..
  10. Examination of Odorant Receptors in Anopheles gambiae
    LAURENCE ZWIEBEL; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..be instrumental in the development of novel mosquito control strategies targeted against this broad family of disease vectors as well as other insects that pose considerable medical and economic threats through their abilty to transmit ..
  11. Convergent Molecular Evolution of Moth and Spider Silks
    NADIA AYOUB; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..the current understanding of gene expression in arthropods, a group of animals that are well known for being disease vectors but also possess many beneficial applications for humans...
  12. CHEMISTRY OF ARTHROPOD SECRETIONS
    Jerrold Meinwald; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..the majority of these species have no immediate impact on human life, some are extremely important as disease vectors (i.e. tsetse fly, anopeheline mosquitoes, triatomine bugs, ticks .....
  13. Mosquitocidal Action of Bacillus thuringensis Toxins
    Sarjeet S Gill; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: B. thuringiensis subsp. israelensis are used for control of human disease vectors, such as species of Simulium, Aedes, Culex, and Anopheles...
  14. Catalytic definition of insecticide-metabolizing P450s
    MARY SCHULER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..beyond those available to most researchers in the field of insecticide resistance and provide us with significant potential for identifying inhibitors for P450s in mosquito species posing significant health risks as disease vectors.
  15. A Novel Virus that Infects & Sterilizes Insect Vectors of Human Disease
    Drion Boucias; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Presently, the SGHVs have both detrimental and beneficial impacts on disease vectors. This virus is established (asymptomatically) in all tsetse fly colonies worldwide and therefore threatens ..
  16. A STRATEGY FOR SPREADING GENES IN CHAGAS DISEASE VECTORS
    Ravi Durvasula; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Various applications of CRUZIGARD will be used to determine extent of gene spread in a hut and possible hut-to-hut transfer of genetic materials. From these studies, optimal methods for gene delivery via CRUZIGARD can be established. ..
  17. Phylogeography of Verrucarum sand fly disease vectors
    Leonard Munstermann; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  18. JUVENILE HORMONE REGULATION OF GENE EXPRESSION
    WALTER GOODMAN; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Agonists of this hormone family are important alternatives for the control of medically important insect disease vectors. Yet, despite their widespread use, little is known about how JH acts at the molecular level...
  19. Phylogeography of Verrucarum sand fly disease vectors
    Leonard Munstermann; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  20. INSECT DIURETIC HORMONES--STRUCTURES AND FUNCTION
    DAVID SCHOOLEY; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..peptides may be used in biotechnological approaches for control of mosquitoes and other blood-feeding disease vectors, as very rapid diuresis is essential for survival of blood-feeders...