Affiliation: Yale University
- Integrated assessment of behavioral and environmental risk factors for Lyme disease infection on Block Island, Rhode IslandCasey Finch
Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
PLoS ONE 9:e84758. 2014..Our findings highlight the importance of concurrent evaluation of both environmental and behavioral factors to design interventions to reduce the risk of tick-borne infections. ..
- Avian host-selection by Culex pipiens in experimental trialsJennifer E Simpson
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
PLoS ONE 4:e7861. 2009..Findings indicate that preferential feeding by C. pipiens mosquitoes on certain avian hosts is likely to be inherent, and we discuss the implications innate host preferences may have on enzootic WNV transmission...
- Urban slum structure: integrating socioeconomic and land cover data to model slum evolution in Salvador, BrazilKathryn P Hacker
Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Disease, Yale School of Public Health, 60 College St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Int J Health Geogr 12:45. 2013..A systematic and flexible approach to characterize, delineate and model urban slum structure at an operational resolution is essential to plan, deploy, and monitor interventions at the local and national level...
- Human risk of infection with Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease agent, in eastern United StatesMaria A Diuk-Wasser
Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 86:320-7. 2012..scapularis populations. Given frequent under- and over-diagnoses of Lyme disease, this map could act as a tool to guide surveillance, control, and prevention efforts and act as a baseline for studies tracking the spread of infection...
- Avian communal roosts as amplification foci for West Nile virus in urban areas in northeastern United StatesMaria A Diuk-Wasser
Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 82:337-43. 2010..Our results indicate that communal roosts act as late-season amplification foci facilitating transmission to humans because of high infection rates, high abundance, and feeding patterns of enzootic and bridge vectors...
- Effect of rice cultivation patterns on malaria vector abundance in rice-growing villages in MaliMaria A Diuk-Wasser
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:869-74. 2007..The quantification of the relationship between An. gambiae abundance and rice cultivation could have management applications that merit further study...
- Modeling the spatial distribution of mosquito vectors for West Nile virus in Connecticut, USAMaria A Diuk-Wasser
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 6:283-95. 2006..salinarius, 62.5% for Ae. vexans, and 75.0% for Cs. melanura. Continuous surface maps of habitat suitability were generated for each species for both counties, which could contribute to future surveillance and intervention activities...
- Co-occurrence patterns of the dengue vector Aedes aegypti and Aedes mediovitattus, a dengue competent mosquito in Puerto RicoEliza Little
Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT, USA
Ecohealth 8:365-75. 2011....
- Host-feeding patterns of potential mosquito vectors in Connecticut, U.S.A.: molecular analysis of bloodmeals from 23 species of Aedes, Anopheles, Culex, Coquillettidia, Psorophora, and UranotaeniaGoudarz Molaei
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 123 Huntingon St, P O Box 1106, New Haven, CT 06504, USA
J Med Entomol 45:1143-51. 2008..Occasional feeding on avian hosts suggests that some of these mosquito species, such as Cq. perturbans, also could facilitate transmission of West Nile and eastern equine encephalitis viruses from viremic birds to mammalian hosts...
- Risk factors for human infection with West Nile Virus in Connecticut: a multi-year analysisAnn Liu
Yale Center for Medical Informatics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
Int J Health Geogr 8:67. 2009..The optimal method for early prediction of human West Nile virus (WNV) infection risk remains controversial. We analyzed the predictive utility of risk factor data for human WNV over a six-year period in Connecticut...
- Fitness variation of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto strains in miceKlára Hanincová
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, Yale University, 60 College Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 74:153-7. 2008..Our findings provide proof-of-principle evidence for intrinsic fitness variation of B. burgdorferi strains in vertebrate host species, perhaps indicating the beginnings of adaptive radiation...
- The interactive roles of Aedes aegypti super-production and human density in dengue transmissionHarish Padmanabha
Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1799. 2012..To evaluate the combined impacts of variation in A. aegypti production and human density we integrated field data with simulation modeling...
- Epidemic spread of Lyme borreliosis, northeastern United StatesKlára Hanincová
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 12:604-11. 2006..burgdorferi is a generalist microparasite and conclude that efficient cross-species transmission of B. burgdorferi is a key feature that has allowed the rapid spread of Lyme borreliosis across the northeastern United States...
- Whole genome capture of vector-borne pathogens from mixed DNA samples: a case study of Borrelia burgdorferiGiovanna Carpi
Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health, 06520, New Haven, CT, USA
BMC Genomics 16:434. 2015....