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Ego-Strength, Hardiness, Self-Esteem, Self-Efficacy, Optimism, and Maladjustment: Health-Related Personality Constructs and the “Big Five” Model of Personality
Six personality measures used in health psychology; the NEO Five-Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI) criterion measures of stress, self-reported health status, and coping; and a measure of social desirabilityExpand
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Bacterial symbiosis and paratransgenic control of vector-borne Chagas disease.
The triatomine vectors of Chagas disease are obligate haematophagous insects, feeding on vertebrate blood throughout their entire developmental cycle. As a result of obtaining their nutrition from aExpand
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Development of a community-based intervention for the control of Chagas disease based on peridomestic animal management: an eco-bio-social perspective
Background Integrated vector management strategies depend on local eco-bio-social conditions, community participation, political will and inter-sectorial partnership. Previously identified riskExpand
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Phylogeographic Pattern and Extensive Mitochondrial DNA Divergence Disclose a Species Complex within the Chagas Disease Vector Triatoma dimidiata
Background Triatoma dimidiata is among the main vectors of Chagas disease in Latin America. However, and despite important advances, there is no consensus about the taxonomic status of phenotypicallyExpand
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North American import? Charting the origins of an enigmatic Trypanosoma cruzi domestic genotype
BackgroundTrypanosoma cruzi, the agent of Chagas disease, is currently recognized as a complex of six lineages or Discrete Typing Units (DTU): TcI-TcVI. Recent studies have identified a divergentExpand
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Molecular evidence for historical presence of knock-down resistance in Anopheles albimanus, a key malaria vector in Latin America
BackgroundAnopheles albimanus is a key malaria vector in the northern neotropics. Current vector control measures in the region are based on mass distributions of long-lasting insecticidal netsExpand
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Ecological, Social and Biological Risk Factors for Continued Trypanosoma cruzi Transmission by Triatoma dimidiata in Guatemala
Background Chagas disease transmission by Triatoma dimidiata persists in Guatemala and elsewhere in Central America under undefined ecological, biological and social (eco-bio-social) conditions.Expand
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Genetically Modifying the Insect Gut Microbiota to Control Chagas Disease Vectors through Systemic RNAi
Technologies based on RNA interference may be used for insect control. Sustainable strategies are needed to control vectors of Chagas disease such as Rhodnius prolixus. The insect microbiota can beExpand
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Short report: concurrent detection of Trypanosoma cruzi lineages I and II in domestic Triatoma dimidiata from Guatemala.
The agent of Chagas disease, Trypanosoma cruzi, is phylogenetically divided into two lineages, T. cruzi I (TCI) and II (TCII). TCI is found in sylvatic and domestic habitats across South America.Expand
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