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Anthropogenic Land Use Change and Infectious Diseases: A Review of the Evidence
TLDR
A systematic review 305 scientific articles investigating how specific types of anthropogenic land use change influence infectious disease dynamics, emphasizing the importance of ecological and evolutionary theory to understand pathogen responses in changing landscapes.
HEMATOLOGY, SERUM CHEMISTRY, AND SEROLOGY OF GALÁPAGOS PENGUINS (SPHENISCUS MENDICULUS) IN THE GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS, ECUADOR
TLDR
Female penguins had significantly higher eosinophil counts than males and antibodies to Chlamydophila psittaci but chlamydial DNA was not detected via polymerase chain reaction in samples from 30 birds.
Ecological patterns of blood-feeding by kissing-bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae).
TLDR
It is proposed that expanding foraging studies to consider the community of vectors will substantially increase the understanding of Chagas disease transmission ecology and measures that are directed at disrupting the contact between humans and kissing-bugs, such as housing improvement, are among the most desirable strategies for Chags disease control.
FACTORS INFLUENCING SURVIVORSHIP OF REHABILITATING GREEN SEA TURTLES (CHELONIA MYDAS) WITH FIBROPAPILLOMATOSIS
TLDR
Clinical parameters as predictors of survival in affected rehabilitating turtles; and to provide information about case progression scenarios and potential outcomes for FP+ sea turtle patients are evaluated.
Effect of venipuncture sites on hematologic and clinical biochemical values in desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii).
TLDR
Paired blood samples were collected from the postoccipital venous plexus and jugular vein of desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii) for hematologic and plasma biochemical analyses and revealed lower PCV, RBC count, WBC count and hemoglobin values for samples obtained from the occipital site.
Reproduction and productivity of white‐lipped and collared peccaries in the Peruvian Amazon
TLDR
It is shown that reproductive productivity of white-lipped peccary is lower than collared peccaries in the northeastern Peruvian Amazon, and this difference in reproductive productivity has implications for management strategies, and suggests that white- lipped peCCaries are more susceptible to the effects of hunting than collares.
The diversity and impact of hookworm infections in wildlife
Association of anthropogenic land use change and increased abundance of the Chagas disease vector Rhodnius pallescens in a rural landscape of Panama.
TLDR
Results show that disturbed habitats are associated with increased vector abundance compared with relatively undisturbed habitats, and abundance data suggests that forest remnants may be sources for R. pallescens populations within highly disturbed areas of the landscape.
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