Thomas R Burkot
Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- The argument for integrating vector control with multiple drug administration campaigns to ensure elimination of lymphatic filariasisT R Burkot
Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, Division of Parasitic Diseases, 4770 Buford Highway, Mailstop F42, Atlanta, Georgia 03041, USA
Filaria J 5:10. 2006..Hence, additional measures to suppress transmission might be needed to ensure the success of the Global Program for the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis...
- A technique for longitudinally sampling individual adult Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae)Thomas R Burkot
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, Fort Collins, CO 80522 2087, USA
J Med Entomol 41:800-2. 2004..burgdorferi-infected and uninfected I. scapularis. This technique will enable longitudinal studies on both tick-pathogen interactions and physiological studies that have hitherto not been attempted...
- Productivity of natural and artificial containers for Aedes polynesiensis and Aedes aegypti in four American Samoan villagesT R Burkot
Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 303041 3724, USA
Med Vet Entomol 21:22-9. 2007..Source reduction efforts targeting these container types may yield significant reductions in both Ae. polynesiensis and Ae. aegypti populations in American Samoa...
- Long term impacts of combined sewer overflow remediation on water quality and population dynamics of Culex quinquefasciatus, the main urban West Nile virus vector in Atlanta, GAAndrea Lund
Department of Environmental Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Environ Res 129:20-6. 2014..Such events (called combined sewer overflows, or CSOs) contribute to the impairment of natural waterways and are associated with increased mosquito productivity and elevated risk of West Nile virus transmission...
- Dry season production of filariasis and dengue vectors in American Samoa and comparison with wet season productionBarrot H Lambdin
Department of Global Environmental Health, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 81:1013-9. 2009..The high productivity for Ae. polynesiensis and Ae. aegypti pupae during the wet and dry seasons suggests that dengue and lymphatic filariasis transmission can occur throughout the year, consistent with the reporting of dengue cases...
- Diet and density dependent competition affect larval performance and oviposition site selection in the mosquito species Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae)Miho Yoshioka
Emory University, Georgia, Atlanta, USA
Parasit Vectors 5:225. 2012....
- Utilization of domestic and natural containers by Aedes oceanicus in American SamoaBarrot Lambdin
Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
J Med Entomol 45:758-62. 2008..oceanicus is adapting to use these increasingly abundant water sources for breeding sites. The larger water volumes held by such containers could ensure the survival of this species during prolonged dry weather periods...
- Climate and vectorborne diseasesKenneth L Gage
Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector Borne, and Enteric Diseases, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Am J Prev Med 35:436-50. 2008....
- Novel potential reservoirs for Borrelia sp. and the agent of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis in ColoradoChristopher E DeNatale
Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, P O Box 2087, Rampart Road, Fort Collins, Colorado 80522, USA
J Wildl Dis 38:478-82. 2002..bissettii and aoHGE. This is the first report of a golden-mantled ground squirrel harboring either B. bissettii or aoHGE and the initial observation that chipmunks may be a reservoir for B. bissettii in Colorado...
- Assessing transmission of lymphatic filariasis using parasitologic, serologic, and entomologic tools after mass drug administration in American SamoaJanice M Mladonicky
Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chamblee, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 80:769-73. 2009..Thus, monitoring of infections in mosquitoes and antifilarial antibody levels in children may serve as indicators of local transmission and be useful for making decisions about program endpoints...
- Detection of Dirofilaria immitis (Nematoda: Filarioidea) by polymerase chain reaction in Aedes albopictus, Anopheles punctipennis, and Anopheles crucians (Diptera: Culicidae) from Georgia, USABeth Licitra
Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hgwy, Mailstop F 42, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
J Med Entomol 47:634-8. 2010..85%: 95% CI 0.03-4.29%). The detection of D. immitis DNA in the heads and thoraxes of Ae. albopictus (0.40%; 95% CI = 0.12-2.02%) indicates that these mosquitoes can support the development of D. immitis to the infective stage 3 larvae...
- Combined sewage overflows (CSO) are major urban breeding sites for Culex quinquefasciatus in Atlanta, GeorgiaLisa M Calhoun
Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 77:478-84. 2007..These floods are associated with significant immediate reductions, but not complete elimination, of mosquitoes from Tanyard Creek. Mosquito numbers rebound within 5-10 days after such floods and rapidly reach high densities...
- The risk of West Nile Virus infection is associated with combined sewer overflow streams in urban Atlanta, Georgia, USAGonzalo M Vazquez-Prokopec
Department of Environmental Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
Environ Health Perspect 118:1382-8. 2010..However, their contribution to the risk of WNV infection in humans and birds remains unclear...
- Evaluation of three traps for sampling Aedes polynesiensis and other mosquito species in American SamoaMark A Schmaedick
Land Grant Program, American Samoa Community College, PO Box 5319, Pago Pago, AS 96799, USA
J Am Mosq Control Assoc 24:319-22. 2008..polynesiensis in research and control efforts against filariasis and dengue in the South Pacific...
- Tick exposure and Lyme disease at a summer camp in MarylandArif R Sarwari
Dept of Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, USA
W V Med J 101:126-30. 2005..The risk for LD in campers and staff was much higher than that of the general population despite the use of tick-exposure precautions. Focused interventions need to be put in place in summer camps to prevent transmission of LD...