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Enhancement of Risk for Lyme Disease by Landscape Connectivity, New York, New York, USA.

VanAcker MC, Little EAH, Molaei G, Bajwa WI, Diuk-Wasser MA.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 Jun;25(6):1136-1143. doi: 10.3201/eid2506.181741.


Distribution, Host-Seeking Phenology, and Host and Habitat Associations of Haemaphysalis longicornis Ticks, Staten Island, New York, USA.

Tufts DM, VanAcker MC, Fernandez MP, DeNicola A, Egizi A, Diuk-Wasser MA.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 Apr;25(4):792-796. doi: 10.3201/eid2504.181541. Epub 2019 Apr 17.


Outer surface protein polymorphisms linked to host-spirochete association in Lyme borreliae.

Tufts DM, Hart TM, Chen GF, Kolokotronis SO, Diuk-Wasser MA, Lin YP.

Mol Microbiol. 2019 Apr;111(4):868-882. doi: 10.1111/mmi.14209. Epub 2019 Feb 27. Review.


Climate impacts on blacklegged tick host-seeking behavior.

McClure M, Diuk-Wasser MA.

Int J Parasitol. 2019 Jan;49(1):37-47. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2018.08.005. Epub 2018 Nov 15.


High burdens of Ixodes scapularis larval ticks on white-tailed deer may limit Lyme disease risk in a low biodiversity setting.

Huang CI, Kay SC, Davis S, Tufts DM, Gaffett K, Tefft B, Diuk-Wasser MA.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2019 Feb;10(2):258-268. doi: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2018.10.013. Epub 2018 Nov 3.


Transplacental transmission of tick-borne Babesia microti in its natural host Peromyscus leucopus.

Tufts DM, Diuk-Wasser MA.

Parasit Vectors. 2018 May 4;11(1):286. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-2875-8.


Genomic insights into the ancient spread of Lyme disease across North America.

Walter KS, Carpi G, Caccone A, Diuk-Wasser MA.

Nat Ecol Evol. 2017 Oct;1(10):1569-1576. doi: 10.1038/s41559-017-0282-8. Epub 2017 Aug 28.


Lyme disease ecology in a changing world: consensus, uncertainty and critical gaps for improving control.

Kilpatrick AM, Dobson ADM, Levi T, Salkeld DJ, Swei A, Ginsberg HS, Kjemtrup A, Padgett KA, Jensen PM, Fish D, Ogden NH, Diuk-Wasser MA.

Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2017 Jun 5;372(1722). pii: 20160117. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0117. Review.


West Nile Virus Seroprevalence, Connecticut, USA, 2000-2014.

Cahill ME, Yao Y, Nock D, Armstrong PM, Andreadis TG, Diuk-Wasser MA, Montgomery RR.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Apr;23(4):708-710. doi: 10.3201/eid2304.161669.


Closely-related Borrelia burgdorferi (sensu stricto) strains exhibit similar fitness in single infections and asymmetric competition in multiple infections.

Rynkiewicz EC, Brown J, Tufts DM, Huang CI, Kampen H, Bent SJ, Fish D, Diuk-Wasser MA.

Parasit Vectors. 2017 Feb 6;10(1):64. doi: 10.1186/s13071-016-1964-9.


Co-feeding transmission facilitates strain coexistence in Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease agent.

States SL, Huang CI, Davis S, Tufts DM, Diuk-Wasser MA.

Epidemics. 2017 Jun;19:33-42. doi: 10.1016/j.epidem.2016.12.002. Epub 2016 Dec 26.


Babesia microti from humans and ticks hold a genomic signature of strong population structure in the United States.

Carpi G, Walter KS, Mamoun CB, Krause PJ, Kitchen A, Lepore TJ, Dwivedi A, Cornillot E, Caccone A, Diuk-Wasser MA.

BMC Genomics. 2016 Nov 7;17(1):888.


Vectors as Epidemiological Sentinels: Patterns of Within-Tick Borrelia burgdorferi Diversity.

Walter KS, Carpi G, Evans BR, Caccone A, Diuk-Wasser MA.

PLoS Pathog. 2016 Jul 14;12(7):e1005759. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1005759. eCollection 2016 Jul.


Invasion of two tick-borne diseases across New England: harnessing human surveillance data to capture underlying ecological invasion processes.

Walter KS, Pepin KM, Webb CT, Gaff HD, Krause PJ, Pitzer VE, Diuk-Wasser MA.

Proc Biol Sci. 2016 Jun 15;283(1832). pii: 20160834. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.0834.


Human Social Behavior and Demography Drive Patterns of Fine-Scale Dengue Transmission in Endemic Areas of Colombia.

Padmanabha H, Correa F, Rubio C, Baeza A, Osorio S, Mendez J, Jones JH, Diuk-Wasser MA.

PLoS One. 2015 Dec 14;10(12):e0144451. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144451. eCollection 2015.


Coinfection by Ixodes Tick-Borne Pathogens: Ecological, Epidemiological, and Clinical Consequences.

Diuk-Wasser MA, Vannier E, Krause PJ.

Trends Parasitol. 2016 Jan;32(1):30-42. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2015 Nov 21. Review.


Spatial Distribution of Dengue in a Brazilian Urban Slum Setting: Role of Socioeconomic Gradient in Disease Risk.

Kikuti M, Cunha GM, Paploski IA, Kasper AM, Silva MM, Tavares AS, Cruz JS, Queiroz TL, Rodrigues MS, Santana PM, Lima HC, Calcagno J, Takahashi D, Gonçalves AH, Araújo JM, Gauthier K, Diuk-Wasser MA, Kitron U, Ko AI, Reis MG, Ribeiro GS.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Jul 21;9(7):e0003937. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003937. eCollection 2015.


Response to Esteve-Gassent et al.: flaB sequences obtained from Texas PCR products are identical to the positive control strain Borrelia burgdorferi B31.

Norris SJ, Barbour AG, Fish D, Diuk-Wasser MA.

Parasit Vectors. 2015 Jun 9;8:310. doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-0899-x.



Vannier EG, Diuk-Wasser MA, Ben Mamoun C, Krause PJ.

Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2015 Jun;29(2):357-70. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2015.02.008. Review.


Borrelia burgdorferi promotes the establishment of Babesia microti in the northeastern United States.

Dunn JM, Krause PJ, Davis S, Vannier EG, Fitzpatrick MC, Rollend L, Belperron AA, States SL, Stacey A, Bockenstedt LK, Fish D, Diuk-Wasser MA.

PLoS One. 2014 Dec 29;9(12):e115494. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0115494. eCollection 2014.


Analysis of the intergenic sequences provided by Feria-Arroyo et al. does not support the claim of high Borrelia burgdorferi tick infection rates in Texas and northeastern Mexico.

Norris SJ, Barbour AG, Fish D, Diuk-Wasser MA.

Parasit Vectors. 2014 Oct 21;7(1):467. doi: 10.1186/s13071-014-0467-9. No abstract available.


Lyme disease risk not amplified in a species-poor vertebrate community: similar Borrelia burgdorferi tick infection prevalence and OspC genotype frequencies.

States SL, Brinkerhoff RJ, Carpi G, Steeves TK, Folsom-O'Keefe C, DeVeaux M, Diuk-Wasser MA.

Infect Genet Evol. 2014 Oct;27:566-75. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2014.04.014. Epub 2014 Apr 29.


Monitoring human babesiosis emergence through vector surveillance New England, USA.

Diuk-Wasser MA, Liu Y, Steeves TK, Folsom-O'Keefe C, Dardick KR, Lepore T, Bent SJ, Usmani-Brown S, Telford SR 3rd, Fish D, Krause PJ.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 Feb;20(2):225-31. doi: 10.3201/eid2002.130644.


Integrated assessment of behavioral and environmental risk factors for Lyme disease infection on Block Island, Rhode Island.

Finch C, Al-Damluji MS, Krause PJ, Niccolai L, Steeves T, O'Keefe CF, Diuk-Wasser MA.

PLoS One. 2014 Jan 8;9(1):e84758. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0084758. eCollection 2014.


Urban slum structure: integrating socioeconomic and land cover data to model slum evolution in Salvador, Brazil.

Hacker KP, Seto KC, Costa F, Corburn J, Reis MG, Ko AI, Diuk-Wasser MA.

Int J Health Geogr. 2013 Oct 20;12:45. doi: 10.1186/1476-072X-12-45.


Quantitative PCR for detection of Babesia microti in Ixodes scapularis ticks and in human blood.

Rollend L, Bent SJ, Krause PJ, Usmani-Brown S, Steeves TK, States SL, Lepore T, Ryan R, Dias F, Ben Mamoun C, Fish D, Diuk-Wasser MA.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2013 Nov;13(11):784-90. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2011.0935. Epub 2013 Oct 9.


A simple model for the establishment of tick-borne pathogens of Ixodes scapularis: a global sensitivity analysis of R0.

Dunn JM, Davis S, Stacey A, Diuk-Wasser MA.

J Theor Biol. 2013 Oct 21;335:213-21. doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2013.06.035. Epub 2013 Jul 11.


Geographic variation in the relationship between human Lyme disease incidence and density of infected host-seeking Ixodes scapularis nymphs in the Eastern United States.

Pepin KM, Eisen RJ, Mead PS, Piesman J, Fish D, Hoen AG, Barbour AG, Hamer S, Diuk-Wasser MA.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Jun;86(6):1062-71. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2012.11-0630.


Human risk of infection with Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease agent, in eastern United States.

Diuk-Wasser MA, Hoen AG, Cislo P, Brinkerhoff R, Hamer SA, Rowland M, Cortinas R, Vourc'h G, Melton F, Hickling GJ, Tsao JI, Bunikis J, Barbour AG, Kitron U, Piesman J, Fish D.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Feb;86(2):320-7. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2012.11-0395.


Vector host-feeding preferences drive transmission of multi-host pathogens: West Nile virus as a model system.

Simpson JE, Hurtado PJ, Medlock J, Molaei G, Andreadis TG, Galvani AP, Diuk-Wasser MA.

Proc Biol Sci. 2012 Mar 7;279(1730):925-33. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.1282. Epub 2011 Aug 17.


Regional variation in immature Ixodes scapularis parasitism on North American songbirds: implications for transmission of the Lyme pathogen, Borrelia burgdorferi.

Brinkerhoff RJ, Folsom-O'Keefe CM, Streby HM, Bent SJ, Tsao K, Diuk-Wasser MA.

J Med Entomol. 2011 Mar;48(2):422-8.


Genotypic diversity of Borrelia burgdorferi strains detected in Ixodes scapularis larvae collected from North American songbirds.

Brinkerhoff RJ, Bent SJ, Folsom-O'Keefe CM, Tsao K, Hoen AG, Barbour AG, Diuk-Wasser MA.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2010 Dec;76(24):8265-8. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01585-10. Epub 2010 Oct 22.


Avian communal roosts as amplification foci for West Nile virus in urban areas in northeastern United States.

Diuk-Wasser MA, Molaei G, Simpson JE, Folsom-O'Keefe CM, Armstrong PM, Andreadis TG.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Feb;82(2):337-43. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2010.09-0506.


Niche partitioning of Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia miyamotoi in the same tick vector and mammalian reservoir species.

Barbour AG, Bunikis J, Travinsky B, Hoen AG, Diuk-Wasser MA, Fish D, Tsao JI.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2009 Dec;81(6):1120-31. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2009.09-0208.


Avian host-selection by Culex pipiens in experimental trials.

Simpson JE, Folsom-O'Keefe CM, Childs JE, Simons LE, Andreadis TG, Diuk-Wasser MA.

PLoS One. 2009 Nov 17;4(11):e7861. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007861.


Phylogeography of Borrelia burgdorferi in the eastern United States reflects multiple independent Lyme disease emergence events.

Hoen AG, Margos G, Bent SJ, Diuk-Wasser MA, Barbour A, Kurtenbach K, Fish D.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Sep 1;106(35):15013-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0903810106. Epub 2009 Aug 14.


Climate and tick seasonality are predictors of Borrelia burgdorferi genotype distribution.

Gatewood AG, Liebman KA, Vourc'h G, Bunikis J, Hamer SA, Cortinas R, Melton F, Cislo P, Kitron U, Tsao J, Barbour AG, Fish D, Diuk-Wasser MA.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2009 Apr;75(8):2476-83. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02633-08. Epub 2009 Feb 27.


Ecological factors associated with West Nile virus transmission, northeastern United States.

Brown HE, Childs JE, Diuk-Wasser MA, Fish D.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 Oct;14(10):1539-45. doi: 10.3201/eid1410.071396.


Mapping rice field anopheline breeding habitats in Mali, West Africa, using Landsat ETM+ sensor data.

Diuk-Wasser MA, Bagayoko M, Sogoba N, Dolo G, Touré MB, Traoré SF, Taylor CE.

Int J Remote Sens. 2004 Jan;25(2):359-376.


Patterns of irrigated rice growth and malaria vector breeding in Mali using multi-temporal ERS-2 synthetic aperture radar.

Diuk-Wasser MA, Dolo G, Bagayoko M, Sogoba N, Toure MB, Moghaddam M, Manoukis N, Rian S, Traore SF, Taylor CE.

Int J Remote Sens. 2006 Feb;27(3):535-548.


Effect of rice cultivation patterns on malaria vector abundance in rice-growing villages in Mali.

Diuk-Wasser MA, Touré MB, Dolo G, Bagayoko M, Sogoba N, Sissoko I, Traoré SF, Taylor CE.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007 May;76(5):869-74.


Is vector body size the key to reduced malaria transmission in the irrigated region of Niono, Mali?

Manoukis NC, Touré MB, Sissoko I, Doumbia S, Traoré SF, Diuk-Wasser MA, Taylor CE.

J Med Entomol. 2006 Sep;43(5):820-7.


Modeling the spatial distribution of mosquito vectors for West Nile virus in Connecticut, USA.

Diuk-Wasser MA, Brown HE, Andreadis TG, Fish D.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2006 Fall;6(3):283-95.


Spatiotemporal patterns of host-seeking Ixodes scapularis nymphs (Acari: Ixodidae) in the United States.

Diuk-Wasser MA, Gatewood AG, Cortinas MR, Yaremych-Hamer S, Tsao J, Kitron U, Hickling G, Brownstein JS, Walker E, Piesman J, Fish D.

J Med Entomol. 2006 Mar;43(2):166-76.


Vector abundance and malaria transmission in rice-growing villages in Mali.

Diuk-Wasser MA, Toure MB, Dolo G, Bagayoko M, Sogoba N, Traore SF, Manoukis N, Taylor CE.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2005 Jun;72(6):725-31.

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