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West Nile Virus in California
The spread of WNV in California is tracked.
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Detection of the agents of human ehrlichioses in ixodid ticks from California.
A study was conducted in northern California to estimate the prevalence and distribution in ixodid ticks of the rickettsial agents of human monocytic (HME) and human granulocytic (HGE) ehrlichioses.Expand
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Bartonella quintana in Body Lice and Head Lice from Homeless Persons, San Francisco, California, USA
Persons with lice may be at increased risk for infection with this bacterium.
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Genetic Analysis of Invasive Aedes albopictus Populations in Los Angeles County, California and Its Potential Public Health Impact
The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, is an anthropophilic aggressive daytime-biting nuisance and an efficient vector of certain arboviruses and filarial nematodes. Over the last 30 years, thisExpand
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Ecology of Borrelia burgdorferi in Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae), Rodents, and Birds in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, Placer County, California
Abstract This study examined the prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi Johnson, Schmid, Hyde, Steigerwalt & Brenner in host-seeking adult and nymphal Ixodes pacificus Cooley & Kohls and estimated the I.Expand
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Global genetic diversity of Aedes aegypti
Mosquitoes, especially Aedes aegypti, are becoming important models for studying invasion biology. We characterized genetic variation at 12 microsatellite loci in 79 populations of Ae. aegypti fromExpand
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An evaluation of Gambusia affinis and Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis as mosquito control agents in California wild rice fields.
The mosquito control potential of the mosquitofish and Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis (Bti) were evaluated in experimental wild rice fields in Lake County, California. Fields were assignedExpand
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Dusky-Footed Wood Rats (Neotoma fuscipes) as Reservoirs of Granulocytic Ehrlichiae (Rickettsiales: Ehrlichieae) in Northern California
ABSTRACT Dusky-footed wood rats (Neotoma fuscipes) andPeromyscus sp. mice (P. maniculatus andP. truei) were collected from one site in Placer County, one site in Santa Cruz County, and two sites inExpand
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California state Mosquito-Borne Virus Surveillance and Response Plan: a retrospective evaluation using conditional simulations.
The California Mosquito-Borne Virus Surveillance and Response Plan recently was developed to provide a semi-quantitative means for assessing risk for western equine encephalomyelitis (WEE) or St.Expand
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Comparison of the efficiency and cost of West Nile virus surveillance methods in California.
Surveillance systems for West Nile virus (WNV) combine several methods to determine the location and timing of viral amplification. The value of each surveillance method must be measured against itsExpand
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