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El Niño Southern Oscillation and vegetation dynamics as predictors of dengue fever cases in Costa Rica
Dengue fever (DF) and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) are growing health concerns throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. This study focuses on Costa Rica, which experienced over 100 000 cases of DF/DHF from 2003 to ...
Dengue vector (Aedes aegypti) larval habitats in an urban environment of Costa Rica analysed with ASTER and QuickBird imagery
Dengue fever is transmitted mainly by the mosquito species Aedes aegypti , which breeds in water-filled containers in tropical urban areas. In this study medium- and high-resolution satellite (ASTER and QuickBird) ...
Modeling dengue cases in health Regions of Costa Rica using El Niño Southern Oscillation and local vegetation dynamics
Temporal behavior of dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DH/DHF) has been associated with climate, which may modulate mosquito vector populations. El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) fluctuations can be related to ...
Urban structure and dengue incidence in Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Dengue is currently the most important arboviral disease globally and is usually associated with built environments in tropical areas. Remotely sensed information can facilitate the study of urban mosquito-borne diseases ...
Seasonal profiles of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) larval habitats in an urban area of Costa Rica with a history of mosquito control
Dengue is the most important arboviral disease worldwide and the principal vector-borne disease in Costa Rica. Control of Aedes aegypti populations through source reduction is still considered the most effective way of ...
A geographical sampling method for surveys of mosquito larvae in an urban area using high-resolution satellite imagery
Entomological surveys in urban areas are often biased by selecting houses or locations with known high vector densities. A sampling strategy was developed for Puntarenas, Costa Rica, using high-resolution satellite imagery. ...