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Comparative analysis of dengue versus chikungunya outbreaks in Costa Rica
For decades, dengue virus has been a cause of major public health concern in Costa Rica, due to its landscape and climatic conditions that favor the circumstances in which the vector, Aedes aegypti, thrives. The emergence ...
Climate-Driven Statistical Models as Effective Predictors of Local Dengue Incidence in Costa Rica: A Generalized Additive Model and Random Forest Approach
Variables climáticas como predictores de la incidencia de dengue en Costa Rica: Un enfoque de modelo aditivo generalizado y bosques aleatorios
Climate has been an important factor in shaping the distribution and incidence of dengue cases in tropical and subtropical countries. In CostaRica, a tropical country with distinctive micro-climates, dengue has been endemic ...
Parameter estimates of the 2016-2017 Zika outbreak in Costa Rica: An Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC) approach
In Costa Rica, the first known cases of Zika were reported in 2016. We looked at the 2016-2017 Zika outbreak and explored the transmission dynamics using weekly reported data. A nonlinear differential equation single-outbreak ...
Infection model for analyzing biological control of coffee rust using bacterial anti-fungal compounds
Coffee rust is one of the main diseases that affect coffee plantations worldwide (Cressey, 2013 ). This causes an important economic impact in the coffee production industry in countries where coffee is an important ...