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Background Wild birds using livestock facilities for food and shelter may contribute to dissemination of enteric pathogens or antimicrobial resistant bacteria. However, drivers of microbial exchange among wildlife and livestock are not well characterized. Predisposition...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6460
206 downloads
709 views

Background Dengue is a major and rapidly increasing public health problem. In Argentina, the southern extreme of its distribution in the Americas, epidemic transmission takes place during the warm season. Since its re-emergence in 1998 two major outbreaks have...

["Ecology","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5196
3 citations
268 downloads
1,253 views

Outdoor transmission of malaria and other vector borne diseases remains a problem. The WHO has recently recognized the need for suitable methods for assessing vector density outdoors and a number of tent-traps have been developed. Only one such trap, the Furvela...

["Ecology","Entomology","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3848
3 citations
234 downloads
1,164 views

Empirical and mechanistic modeling indicate that pathogens transmitted via aerially dispersed inoculum follow a power law, resulting in dispersive epidemic waves. The spread parameter (b) of the power law model, which is an indicator of the distance of the epidemic...

["Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3465
237 downloads
1,316 views

Background With the possible implications of global warming, the effect of temperature on the dynamics of malaria vectors in Africa has become a subject of increasing interest. Information from the field is, however, relatively sparse. We describe the effect of...

["Ecology","Entomology","Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3099
1 citation
247 downloads
1,043 views

Within the Ceratopogonidae family, many genera transmit numerous diseases to humans and animals, while others are important pollinators of tropical crops. In the Yungas ecoregion of Argentina, previous systematic and ecological research on Ceratopogonidae focused...

["Ecology","Entomology","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2655
168 downloads
1,277 views

In July 2014, we observed premature feather loss (PFL) among non-sibling, common tern Sterna hirundo chicks between two and four weeks of age at Gull Island in northern Lake Ontario, Canada. Rarely observed in wild birds, to our knowledge PFL has not been recorded...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Toxicology","Virology","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1959
5 citations
2,351 downloads
19,037 views

Plague has been established in the western United States (US) since 1900 following the West Coast introduction of commensal rodents infected with Yersinia pestis via early industrial shipping. Over the last century, plague ecology has transitioned through cycles...

["Ecology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1493

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