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An Accidental But Safe and Effective Use of Lucilia cuprina (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in Maggot Debridement Therapy in Alexandria, Egypt

in Journal of Medical Entomology

May 2010; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 2896 words.

The calliphorid fly, Lucilia cuprina (Wiedemann), is known to cause serious malign myiasis in animals, whereas its sibling species Lucilia sericata (Meigen) is commonly a carrion breeder...

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Acetylcholinesterase of Haematobia irritans (Diptera: Muscidae): Baculovirus Expression, Biochemical Properties, and Organophosphate Insensitivity of the G262A Mutant

in Journal of Medical Entomology

May 2012; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 2992 words.

This study reports the baculovirus expression and biochemical characterization of recombinant acetylcholinesterase from Haematobia irritans (L.) (rHiAChE) and the effect of the previously...

Acquisition and Subsequent Transmission of Borrelia hermsii by the Soft Tick Ornithodoros hermsi

in Journal of Medical Entomology

July 2011; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 2888 words.

Tick-borne relapsing fever is caused by spirochetes within the genus Borrelia. The hallmark of this disease is recurrent febrile episodes and high spirochete densities in mammalian blood...

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Action of the Saliva of Triatoma infestans (Heteroptera: Reduviidae) on Sodium Channels

in Journal of Medical Entomology

November 1999; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 2683 words.

Saliva of Triatoma infestans (Klug) produced a progressive reduction in the amplitude of the compound action potential recorded from rat sciatic nerve. The saliva also inhibited the Na+ cur...

Active Compounds Against Anopheles minimus Carboxypeptidase B for Malaria Transmission-Blocking Strategy

Watcharakorn Mongkol, Uraiwan Arunyawat, Wunrada Surat and Anchanee Kubera.

in Journal of Medical Entomology

November 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 4788 words.

Malaria transmission-blocking compounds have been studied to block the transmission of malaria parasites, especially the drug-resistant Plasmodium. Carboxypeptidase B (CPB) in the midgut of...

Active Dispersal of Natural Populations of Triatoma infestans (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) in Rural Northwestern Argentina

in Journal of Medical Entomology

July 2004; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 4278 words.

An empirical model of flight initiation coupled with data from a longitudinal study predicted that the flight dispersal of Triatoma infestans from peridomestic sites was more likely to...

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Acute Toxicity Studies of Safer and More Effective Analogues of N,N-Diethyl-2-Phenylacetamide

in Journal of Medical Entomology

November 2011; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 3128 words.

The present work was designed to evaluate the toxicity of various synthesized aromatic amides that are analogs of N,N-diethyl-2-phenylacetamide, a well known insect repellent. The toxicity...

Additions to the Known U.S. Distribution of Latrodectus geometricus (Araneae: Theridiidae)

in Journal of Medical Entomology

September 2008; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 1806 words.

The range of the brown widow spider Latrodectus geometricus C. L. Koch includes much of Africa and South and Central America. This medically important spider has been recently introduced to...

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Adult Fannia benjamini Complex (Diptera: Muscidae) Activity in Southern California and Use of CO2 as an Attractant

in Journal of Medical Entomology

May 2006; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 3747 words.

Diurnal activity of host-seeking "canyon flies" (Fannia benjamini complex) (Diptera: Muscidae) was determined on a warm, sunny day during their peak seasonal activity period (early July) in...

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Adult Size and Distribution of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) Associated with Larval Habitats in Iquitos, Peru

in Journal of Medical Entomology

July 2004; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 5045 words.

Adult mosquito size may be related to longevity, feeding frequency, and other factors that impact vectorial capacity. Various investigations have shown that characteristics of larval...

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