Christine L. Hice

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l Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is fundamentally a climatic and oceanographic phenomenon, but it has profound effects on terrestrial ecosystems as well. Although the ecological effects of ENSO are becoming increasingly known from a wide range of terrestrial ecosystems (Holmgren et al. 2001; Wright 2005), their impacts have been most intensively studied(More)
This report describes the clinical, laboratory, and epidemiological findings on 27 cases of Mayaro virus (MV) disease, an emerging mosquito-borne viral illness that is endemic in rural areas of tropical South America. MV disease is a nonfatal, dengue-like illness characterized by fever, chills, headache, eye pain, generalized myalgia, arthralgia, diarrhea,(More)
Since Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV) was isolated in Peru in 1942, >70 isolates have been obtained from mosquitoes, humans, and sylvatic mammals primarily in the Amazon region. To investigate genetic relationships among the Peru VEEV isolates and between the Peru isolates and other VEEV strains, a fragment of the PE2 gene was amplified and(More)
The purpose of this study was to increase our knowledge of the geographic distribution and natural host range of hantaviruses in Texas, southeastern New Mexico, and Mexico. Blood samples from 3,225 wild rodents, representing 34 species, were tested for hantavirus antibody (IgG), using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Hantavirus antibody was found in(More)
Cumulative Species Sampling Days Front cover: Four important components of small mammal inventories include species diversity (Proechimys quadruplicatus, top left), capture methods (arboreal trap station, top right), specimen identification (Didelphis marsupialis, bottom left), and data analysis (bottom right). Cover design by Paúl M. Velazco. this(More)
aBstRact The relative effectiveness of five bait types (peanut butter, yuca, plantain, fresh beef, and dried, salted fish) and four trap types (Victor, Sherman, Tomahawk, and pitfall) for capturing small mammals in lowland Neotropical rainforests was evaluated. Peanut butter was the most effective bait and Victor rat traps the most effective trap. Each(More)
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