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Application of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry to identify species of Neotropical Anopheles vectors of malaria

March 26, 2019 - 16:02 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Jose R. Loaiza, Alejandro Almanza, Rolando A. Gittens, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:95, 22 March 2019

The selected sample processing procedure can be used to identify field-collected Anopheles species, including vectors of Plasmodium, in a short period of time, with a minimal amount of tissue and without the need of an expert mosquito taxonomist.

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Climatic fluctuations and malaria transmission dynamics, prior to elimination, in Guna Yala, República de Panamá

February 22, 2018 - 15:53 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Lisbeth Amarilis Hurtado, José E. Calzada, Chystrie A. Rigg, Milagros Castillo and Luis Fernando Chaves
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:85, 20 February 2018

The results showed that ENSO, rainfall and NDVI were associated with the number of malaria cases in Guna Yala during the study period.

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Epidemic and Non-Epidemic Hot Spots of Malaria Transmission Occur in Indigenous Comarcas of Panama

May 24, 2016 - 15:03 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
William Lainhart, Larissa C. Dutari, Jose R. Rovira, Izis M. C. Sucupira, Marinete M. Póvoa, Jan E. Conn, Jose R. Loaiza
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis 10(5): e0004718

From 2002–2005, Panama experienced a malaria epidemic that has been associated with El Niño Southern Oscillation weather patterns, decreased funding for malaria control, and landscape modification.

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Characterization of a recent malaria outbreak in the autonomous indigenous region of Guna Yala, Panama

November 19, 2015 - 06:29 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
José Calzada, Ricardo Marquez, Chystrie Rigg, Carlos Victoria, Manuel De La Cruz, Luis Chaves, Lorenzo Cáceres
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:459 (17 November 2015)

Data analysis confirmed that during 2012 a malaria epidemic occurred in Guna Yala.

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