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Zika Virus (ZIKV): A New Emerging Pathogen Transmitted by Aedes Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Latin American Subcontinent
Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) are two species of synanthropic mosquitoes that are common in outdoor and indoor domiciliary environments in tropical countries. Their vectorial competence and ...
Detection of rickettsiae in fleas and ticks from areas of Costa Rica with history of spotted fever group rickettsioses
Outbreaks of spotted fevers have been reported in Costa Rica since the 1950s, although vectors responsible for transmission to humans have not been directly identified. In this study, species of Rickettsia were detected ...
‘Candidatus Rickettsia nicoyana’: A novel Rickettsia species isolated from Ornithodoros knoxjonesi in Costa Rica
Rickettsiae are intracellular bacteria commonly associated with hematophagous arthropods. Most of them have been described in hard ticks, but some have been found in soft ticks. Here we report the detection and isolation ...
Dengue viruses in Aedes albopictus Skuse from a pineapple plantation in Costa Rica
En Costa Rica, Ae. albopictusfue reportado por primera vez en 1998; actualmente, está ampliamente distribuido en el área noreste del país, la vertiente del Caribe y la frontera con Panamá. Las plantas de bromelia, que ...