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Ectoparasites of dogs in home environments on the Caribbean slope of Costa Rica
Ectoparasitos de cães no ambiente doméstico da vertente Caribe, Costa Rica
Reports on ectoparasites on dogs in Central America are scarce. The aim of this study was to identify flea, louse and tick species infesting dogs in home environments on the Caribbean slope of Costa Rica, and determine ...
Primer reporte de miasis nosocomial por Lucilia cuprina (Diptera: Calliphoridae) en Costa Rica
First report of nosocomial myiasis by Lucilia cuprina (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in Costa Rica
Introducción. Las miasis hospitalarias son entidades con una importancia manifiesta en salud pública. La documentación de este tipo de casos es escasa en la literatura biomédica regional y mundial. Objetivo. Informar un ...
Rickettsia felis in Ctenocephalides felis from Guatemala and Costa Rica
Rickettsia felis is an emerging human pathogen associated primarily with the cat flea Ctenocephalides felis.In this study, we investigated the presence of Rickettsia felis in C. felis from Guatemala and Costa Rica. ...
Parasitismo imaginario: experiencia clínica y diagnóstica
Delusional parasitosis: Clinical and Diagnostic Experience
Objetivo: describir los casos de parasitismo imaginario observados en el Laboratorio de Entomología Médica, Facultad de Microbiología, Universidad de Costa Rica durante 2001-2011. Métodos: se describen 9 casos cuyas ...
Infestación múltiple por ácaros ectoparásitos en conejos de crianza
Multiple infestation by ectoparasitic mites in breeding rabbits
Six breeding rabbits (New Zealand strain) were observed with crusted and pruritic dermal lesions. These lesions were located predominantly in ears, nose, nails and feet. Dermal material collected by scraping showed the ...
First report of acariasis by Caparinia tripilis in African hedgehogs, (Atelerix albiventris), in Costa Rica
The African hedgehog is one of the newly imported exotic pets which have been observed with increasing regularity in veterinary clinics in Costa Rica. Despite their popularity, information about their diseases is scarce. ...
First Report of the Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Rickettsia amblyommii and Rickettsia felis in Central America
During 2010, 15 adult ticks, identified as Amblyomma cajennense, were collected from horses in Cahuita and Turrialba districts, whereas 7 fleas, identified as Ctenocephalides felis, were collected from a dog in San Jose ...
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 ...
Associations between urban structure and Aedes aegypti larval habitats in Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Geospatial technologies have been increasingly applied to study vector-borne diseases, although their use in urban setting has been limited. In this study, high-resolution satellite imagery from QuickBird was analyzed to ...
Mapping the risk of Aedes aegypti larval habitats using tree cover in Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Tree cover and other characteristics of urban structure have been associated in urban environments with abundance and productivity of Aedes aegypti and other mosquito larval habitats. Tree cover can conceal containers, ...