Manuel de la Cruz

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Hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (HCPS), which is caused by infection with Choclo virus, is uncommon in Panama, yet seropositivity among rural residents is as high as 60%. To clarify the environmental risk factors favoring rodent-to-human transmission, we tested serum from 3,067 rodents captured over a five-year period for antibodies against recombinant(More)
INTRODUCTION We studied the susceptibility to organophosphate, carbamate and pyrethroid insecticides of Aedes aegypti from different regions of high transmission risk for dengue in Panama. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the susceptibility to organophosphate, carbamate and pyrethroid insecticides in Ae. aegypti from eight sites belonging to seven municipalities in(More)
This study aims to describe the epidemiological and entomological factors associated with a recent malaria outbreak that occurred in 2012 in a socially marginalized population from Guna Yala Comarca in Panama. A descriptive and observational study was conducted by analysing demographic and epidemiological data from all malaria cases registered during 2012(More)
INTRODUCTION Few studies have described the factors associated with Plasmodium vivax transmission dynamics in endemic regions from Panamá. OBJECTIVE Malaria transmission dynamics produced by P. vivax were characterized at the border between Panamá and Costa Rica. MATERIALS AND METHODS In the municipality of Barú, an observational, descriptive and(More)
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