C Ben Beard
Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Bacterial symbionts of the triatominae and their potential use in control of Chagas disease transmissionC Ben Beard
Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chamblee, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
Annu Rev Entomol 47:123-41. 2002....
- Chagas disease in a domestic transmission cycle, southern Texas, USACharles B Beard
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Parasitic Diseases, 4770 Buford Highway, Chamblee, GA 30341 3724, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 9:103-5. 2003..A serologic study was conducted on stray dogs, and an ecologic niche model was developed to predict areas where the vector Triatoma gerstaeckeri might be expected...
- Bacterial symbiosis and paratransgenic control of vector-borne Chagas diseaseC B Beard
Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Int J Parasitol 31:621-7. 2001....
- Strain typing methods and molecular epidemiology of Pneumocystis pneumoniaCharles Ben Beard
Division of Vector Borne Infectious Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 10:1729-35. 2004..One concern, however, is the lack of guidance regarding the appropriateness of different methods and standardization of these methods, which would facilitate comparing results reported by different laboratories...
- Genetic differences in Pneumocystis isolates recovered from immunocompetent infants and from adults with AIDS: Epidemiological ImplicationsCharles B Beard
Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA
J Infect Dis 192:1815-8. 2005..0001). The observation of different strains circulating in immunocompetent infants and HIV-infected adults suggests independent transmission cycles that warrant further study...
- Identification and characterization of microsatellite markers in the Chagas disease vector Triatoma dimidiataJennifer M Anderson
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Entomology Branch, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
Infect Genet Evol 1:243-8. 2002..Eight loci appear polymorphic among populations found in Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico, and thus are potentially useful for population genetic applications...
- Ecologic niche modeling and differentiation of populations of Triatoma brasiliensis neiva, 1911, the most important Chagas' disease vector in northeastern Brazil (hemiptera, reduviidae, triatominae)Jane Costa
Entomology Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 67:516-20. 2002..Patterns of ecologic similarity matched patterns of molecular differentiation, suggesting that T. brasiliensis is a complex of distinct populations at various points in the process of speciation...
- Persistence of Yersinia pestis in soil under natural conditionsRebecca J Eisen
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 14:941-3. 2008..These results have implications for defining plague foci, persistence, transmission, and bioremediation after a natural or intentional exposure to Y. pestis...
- Short report: time course of hematogenous dissemination of Francisella tularensis A1, A2, and Type B in laboratory miceRebecca J Eisen
Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado 80522, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 80:259-62. 2009..Our study provides the basis for a mouse model needed as the starting point to address these questions...
- Vector-borne infectionsRonald Rosenberg
Division of Vector Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 17:769-70. 2011..The ability of vectors to bridge spatial and ecologic gaps between animals and humans increases opportunities for emergence. Small adaptations of a pathogen to a vector can have profound effects on the rate of transmission to humans...
- Effect of mutations in Pneumocystis carinii dihydropteroate synthase gene on outcome of P carinii pneumonia in patients with HIV-1: a prospective studyT R Navin
Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious, Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA, USA
Lancet 358:545-9. 2001..Our results suggest that presence of a DHPS mutation should be only one of several criteria guiding the choice of initial drug treatment of P carinii pneumonia in patients with HIV-1 infection...
- Bacterial symbiosis in arthropods and the control of disease transmissionC B Beard
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 4:581-91. 1998..We discuss the rationale for this alternative approach, its potential applications and limitations, and the regulatory concerns that may arise from its use in interrupting disease transmission in humans and animals...
- Mitochondrial DNA variation of Triatoma infestans populations and its implication on the specific status of T. melanosomaF A Monteiro
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 94:229-38. 1999..Silvatic and domestic T. infestans populations from Bolivia (Andes) were genetically identical...
- Genetic variation in Pneumocystis carinii isolates from different geographic regions: implications for transmissionC B Beard
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 6:265-72. 2000..carinii f. sp. hominis...
- Sequence and organization of the mitochondrial genome of the Chagas disease vector, Triatoma dimidiataE M Dotson
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Parasitic Diseases, Entomology Branch, Mailstop F 22, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
Insect Mol Biol 10:205-15. 2001..8 kb region spanning the eight tandem repeats and the 5' end of the NADH dehydrogenase subunit II gene...
- Molecular tools and triatomine systematics: a public health perspectiveF A Monteiro
Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, Mail Stop F-22, Chamblee, Atlanta, GA 30341-3724, USA
Trends Parasitol 17:344-7. 2001....
- The mitochondrial genome of the mosquito Anopheles gambiae: DNA sequence, genome organization, and comparisons with mitochondrial sequences of other insectsC B Beard
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Service, US Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA 30314 3724, USA
Insect Mol Biol 2:103-24. 1993..Comparisons were made with the mitochondrial genomes of other insects on the basis genome size and organization, DNA and putative amino acid sequence data, nucleotide substitutions, codon usage and bias, and patterns of AT enrichment...
- Multiple Francisella tularensis subspecies and clades, tularemia outbreak, UtahJeannine M Petersen
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 14:1928-30. 2008..tularensis subsp. holarctica. These findings indicate that multiple subspecies and clades can cause disease in a localized outbreak of tularemia...
- Differentiating human from animal isolates of Cryptosporidium parvumI M Sulaiman
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 4:681-5. 1998..Used as a molecular marker, this method can differentiate between the two genotypes of C. parvum and elucidate the transmission of infection to humans...
- The epidemiologic importance of Triatoma brasiliensis as a chagas disease vector in Brazil: a revision of domiciliary captures during 1993-1999Jane Costa
Núcleo de Informatização, Departamento de Entomologia, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21045 900, Brasil
Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 98:443-9. 2003..brasiliensis, its high incidence observed in some states, and its variable percentages of natural infection by T. cruzi indicate the need for sustained entomological surveillance and continuous control measures against this vector...