• Publications
  • Influence
Natural history of plague: perspectives from more than a century of research.
TLDR
The zoonotic nature of the disease and that plague exists in natural cycles involving transmission between rodent hosts and flea vectors are among the most important discoveries. Expand
Serologic and genetic identification of Peromyscus maniculatus as the primary rodent reservoir for a new hantavirus in the southwestern United States.
TLDR
The numeric dominance of P. maniculatus, the high prevalence of antibody, and the RT-PCR findings implicate this species as the primary rodent reservoir for a new hantavirus in the southwestern United States. Expand
Plague: Past, Present, and Future
TLDR
The authors argue that plague should be taken much more seriously by the international health community and the government should take plague more seriously. Expand
Plague manual--epidemiology, distribution, surveillance and control.
TLDR
New information on the diagnosis and treatment of plague and a comprehensive review of the control of rodent reservoirs and flea vectors are presented. Expand
Early-phase transmission of Yersinia pestis by unblocked fleas as a mechanism explaining rapidly spreading plague epizootics
TLDR
The scenario of efficient early-phase transmission by unblocked fleas described in this study calls for a paradigm shift in concepts of how Y. pestis is transmitted during rapidly spreading epizootics and epidemics, including, perhaps, the Black Death. Expand
Incidence of plague associated with increased winter-spring precipitation in New Mexico.
TLDR
The result that the number of human plague cases in New Mexico was positively associated with higher than normal winter-spring precipitation at a local scale can be used by physicians and public health personnel to identify and predict periods of increased risk of plague transmission to humans. Expand
Genetic and ecologic characteristics of Bartonella communities in rodents in southern China.
TLDR
The finding of Bartonella species in a high proportion of the rodent samples from Yunnan suggests the need to investigate whether these agents might be responsible for cases of febrile illnesses of unknown etiology in southern China and elsewhere in southeastern Asia. Expand
Climate and vectorborne diseases.
TLDR
Predicting the relative impact of sustained climate change on vectorborne diseases is difficult and will require long-term studies that look not only at the effects of climate change but also at the contributions of other agents of global change such as increased trade and travel, demographic shifts, civil unrest, changes in land use, water availability, and other issues. Expand
Potential Influence of Climate Change on Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases: A Review and Proposed Research Plan
TLDR
Climate change may affect the incidence of VBZDs through its effect on four principal characteristics of host and vector populations that relate to pathogen transmission to humans: geographic distribution, population density, prevalence of infection by zoonotic pathogens, and the pathogen load in individual hosts and vectors. Expand
18F-DCFBC PET/CT for PSMA-Based Detection and Characterization of Primary Prostate Cancer
TLDR
The utility of PSMA-based PET, which may be used in conjunction with MR imaging to identify clinically significant prostate cancer, is demonstrated. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...