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Parasitismo imaginario: experiencia clínica y diagnóstica
Delusional parasitosis: Clinical and Diagnostic Experience
Objetivo: describir los casos de parasitismo imaginario observados en el Laboratorio de Entomología Médica, Facultad de Microbiología, Universidad de Costa Rica durante 2001-2011. Métodos: se describen 9 casos cuyas ...
Rickettsia felis in Ctenocephalides felis from Guatemala and Costa Rica
Rickettsia felis is an emerging human pathogen associated primarily with the cat flea Ctenocephalides felis.In this study, we investigated the presence of Rickettsia felis in C. felis from Guatemala and Costa Rica. ...
Infestación múltiple por ácaros ectoparásitos en conejos de crianza
Multiple infestation by ectoparasitic mites in breeding rabbits
Six breeding rabbits (New Zealand strain) were observed with crusted and pruritic dermal lesions. These lesions were located predominantly in ears, nose, nails and feet. Dermal material collected by scraping showed the ...
First Report of the Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Rickettsia amblyommii and Rickettsia felis in Central America
During 2010, 15 adult ticks, identified as Amblyomma cajennense, were collected from horses in Cahuita and Turrialba districts, whereas 7 fleas, identified as Ctenocephalides felis, were collected from a dog in San Jose ...
Demodicosis: una afección común de la piel en el ser humano
La demodicosis es una afección dérmica común en el ser humano. Los agentes etiológicos son dos especies de ácaros demodícicos (Actinedidae: Demodicidae), a saber, Demodex folliculorum que se ubica en los folículos pilosos ...
A review of the genus Rickettsia in Central America
In this paper, we present a historical review of rickettsiosis in Central America and also the most recent findings of Rickettsia in ectoparasites. All countries of Central America have records of rickettsiosis. Regarding ...
Spotted fever group Rickettsiae in Ticks from Missouri
Tick-borne rickettsioses pose a major health threat among vector-borne infections in Missouri but there are some uncertainties regarding the vector competence and range of tick species, as well as the virulence of certain ...
Evaluation of predictive maps for Aedes aegypti larval habitats in two urban areas of Costa Rica
The abundance of Aedes aegypti can be associated with urban structure and tree cover, which conceals and protects containers. The purpose of this study was to create and evaluate predictive maps for Ae. Aegypti larval ...
Modeling dengue cases in health Regions of Costa Rica using El Niño Southern Oscillation and local vegetation dynamics
Temporal behavior of dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DH/DHF) has been associated with climate, which may modulate mosquito vector populations. El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) fluctuations can be related to ...
Associations between urban structure and Aedes aegypti larval habitats in Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Geospatial technologies have been increasingly applied to study vector-borne diseases, although their use in urban setting has been limited. In this study, high-resolution satellite imagery from QuickBird was analyzed to ...