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Rapid detection of human blood in triatomines (kissing bugs) utilizing a lateral flow immunochromatographic assay - A pilot study.

Beatty NL, Behrens-Bradley N, Love M, McCants F, Smith S, Schmidt JO, Hamer SA, Dorn PL, Ahmad N, Klotz SA.

Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2019;114:e190047. doi: 10.1590/0074-02760190047. Epub 2019 May 30.


Risk factors and select cardiac characteristics in dogs naturally infected with Trypanosoma cruzi presenting to a teaching hospital in Texas.

Meyers AC, Hamer SA, Matthews D, Gordon SG, Saunders AB.

J Vet Intern Med. 2019 Jul;33(4):1695-1706. doi: 10.1111/jvim.15516. Epub 2019 May 22.


Trypanosoma cruzi discrete typing unit TcIV implicated in a case of acute disseminated canine Chagas disease.

Curtis-Robles R, Auckland LD, Hodo CL, Snowden KF, Nabity MB, Hamer SA.

Vet Parasitol Reg Stud Reports. 2018 May;12:85-88. doi: 10.1016/j.vprsr.2018.02.006. Epub 2018 Feb 22.


Reviewing the Potential Vectors and Hosts of African Swine Fever Virus Transmission in the United States.

Golnar AJ, Martin E, Wormington JD, Kading RC, Teel PD, Hamer SA, Hamer GL.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2019 Jul;19(7):512-524. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2018.2387. Epub 2019 Feb 19.


Risk of African Swine Fever Virus Sylvatic Establishment and Spillover to Domestic Swine in the United States.

Wormington JD, Golnar A, Poh KC, Kading RC, Martin E, Hamer SA, Hamer GL.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2019 Jul;19(7):506-511. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2018.2386. Epub 2019 Feb 4.


Culicoides species community composition and infection status with parasites in an urban environment of east central Texas, USA.

Martin E, Chu E, Shults P, Golnar A, Swanson DA, Benn J, Kim D, Schneider P, Pena S, Culver C, Medeiros MCI, Hamer SA, Hamer GL.

Parasit Vectors. 2019 Jan 16;12(1):39. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-3283-9.


Contributions of citizen scientists to arthropod vector data in the age of digital epidemiology.

Hamer SA, Curtis-Robles R, Hamer GL.

Curr Opin Insect Sci. 2018 Aug;28:98-104. doi: 10.1016/j.cois.2018.05.005. Epub 2018 May 16. Review.


Repeated cross-sectional study of Trypanosoma cruzi in shelter dogs in Texas, in the context of Dirofilaria immitis and tick-borne pathogen prevalence.

Hodo CL, Rodriguez JY, Curtis-Robles R, Zecca IB, Snowden KF, Cummings KJ, Hamer SA.

J Vet Intern Med. 2019 Jan;33(1):158-166. doi: 10.1111/jvim.15352. Epub 2018 Nov 29.


Advanced surveillance and preparedness to meet a new era of invasive vectors and emerging vector-borne diseases.

Kading RC, Golnar AJ, Hamer SA, Hamer GL.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Oct 25;12(10):e0006761. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006761. eCollection 2018 Oct. Review. No abstract available.


Parasitic interactions among Trypanosoma cruzi, triatomine vectors, domestic animals, and wildlife in Big Bend National Park along the Texas-Mexico border.

Curtis-Robles R, Meyers AC, Auckland LD, Zecca IB, Skiles R, Hamer SA.

Acta Trop. 2018 Dec;188:225-233. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2018.09.002. Epub 2018 Sep 8.


Increasing Prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto-Infected Blacklegged Ticks in Tennessee Valley, Tennessee, USA.

Hickling GJ, Kelly JR, Auckland LD, Hamer SA.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Sep;24(9):1713-1716. doi: 10.3201/eid2409.180343. Epub 2018 Sep 17.


A Pilot Radio Telemetry Field Study of Triatomine Vectors (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) of the Chagas Disease Parasite.

Hamer GL, Bejcek JR, Valdez EA, Curtis-Robles R, Hamer SA.

J Med Entomol. 2018 Oct 25;55(6):1380-1385. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjy094.


Surveillance for Ixodes scapularis (Acari Ixodidae) and Borrelia burgdorferi in Eastern South Dakota State Parks and Nature Areas.

Maestas LP, Mays SE, Britten HB, Auckland LD, Hamer SA.

J Med Entomol. 2018 Oct 25;55(6):1549-1554. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjy101.


Daily activity patterns of movement and refuge use in Triatoma gerstaeckeri and Rhodnius prolixus (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), vectors of the Chagas disease parasite.

Wormington JD, Gillum C, Meyers AC, Hamer GL, Hamer SA.

Acta Trop. 2018 Sep;185:301-306. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2018.06.012. Epub 2018 Jun 13.


Novel Poxvirus in Proliferative Lesions of Wild Rodents in East Central Texas, USA.

Hodo CL, Mauldin MR, Light JE, Wilkins K, Tang S, Nakazawa Y, Emerson GL, Ritter JM, Mansell JL, Hamer SA.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Jun;24(6):1069-1072. doi: 10.3201/eid2406.172057.


Clear Resin Casting of Arthropods of Medical Importance for Use in Educational and Outreach Activities.

Bejcek JR, Curtis-Robles R, Riley M, Brundage A, Hamer SA, Hamer GL.

J Insect Sci. 2018 Mar 1;18(2). doi: 10.1093/jisesa/iey030.


Trypanosoma cruzi Transmission Among Captive Nonhuman Primates, Wildlife, and Vectors.

Hodo CL, Wilkerson GK, Birkner EC, Gray SB, Hamer SA.

Ecohealth. 2018 Jun;15(2):426-436. doi: 10.1007/s10393-018-1318-5. Epub 2018 Mar 1.


Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) Ticks Are Not Vectors of the Lyme Disease Agent, Borrelia burgdorferi (Spirocheatales: Spirochaetaceae): A Review of the Evidence.

Stromdahl EY, Nadolny RM, Hickling GJ, Hamer SA, Ogden NH, Casal C, Heck GA, Gibbons JA, Cremeans TF, Pilgard MA.

J Med Entomol. 2018 May 4;55(3):501-514. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjx250. Review.


Analysis of over 1500 triatomine vectors from across the US, predominantly Texas, for Trypanosoma cruzi infection and discrete typing units.

Curtis-Robles R, Auckland LD, Snowden KF, Hamer GL, Hamer SA.

Infect Genet Evol. 2018 Mar;58:171-180. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2017.12.016. Epub 2017 Dec 18.


Bionomics and Spatial Distribution of Triatomine Vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi in Texas and Other Southern States, USA.

Curtis-Robles R, Hamer SA, Lane S, Levy MZ, Hamer GL.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 Jan;98(1):113-121. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.17-0526. Epub 2018 Jan 1.



Hensel M, Bertram M, Rech R, Hamer GL, Hamer SA.

J Wildl Dis. 2018 Jan;54(1):156-160. doi: 10.7589/2017-02-036. Epub 2017 Oct 20.


Lack of Trypanosoma cruzi Infection in Urban Roof Rats (Rattus rattus) at a Texas Facility Housing Naturally Infected Nonhuman Primates.

Hodo CL, Bertolini NR, Bernal JC, VandeBerg JL, Hamer SA.

J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2017 Jan 1;56(1):57-62.


Widespread Trypanosoma cruzi infection in government working dogs along the Texas-Mexico border: Discordant serology, parasite genotyping and associated vectors.

Meyers AC, Meinders M, Hamer SA.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Aug 7;11(8):e0005819. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005819. eCollection 2017 Aug.


Faecal Campylobacter shedding among dogs in animal shelters across Texas.

Leahy AM, Cummings KJ, Rodriguez-Rivera LD, Hamer SA, Lawhon SD.

Zoonoses Public Health. 2017 Dec;64(8):623-627. doi: 10.1111/zph.12356. Epub 2017 Mar 28.


Trypanosoma cruzi (Agent of Chagas Disease) in Sympatric Human and Dog Populations in "Colonias" of the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

Curtis-Robles R, Zecca IB, Roman-Cruz V, Carbajal ES, Auckland LD, Flores I, Millard AV, Hamer SA.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Apr;96(4):805-814. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0789. Epub 2017 Feb 6.


Epidemiology and Molecular Typing of Trypanosoma cruzi in Naturally-Infected Hound Dogs and Associated Triatomine Vectors in Texas, USA.

Curtis-Robles R, Snowden KF, Dominguez B, Dinges L, Rodgers S, Mays G, Hamer SA.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Jan 17;11(1):e0005298. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005298. eCollection 2017 Jan.


Temperate and tropical lineages of brown dog ticks in North America.

Jones EO, Gruntmeir JM, Hamer SA, Little SE.

Vet Parasitol Reg Stud Reports. 2017 Jan;7:58-61. doi: 10.1016/j.vprsr.2017.01.002. Epub 2017 Jan 14.


A novel Haemosporida clade at the rank of genus in North American cranes (Aves: Gruiformes).

Bertram MR, Hamer SA, Hartup BK, Snowden KF, Medeiros MC, Outlaw DC, Hamer GL.

Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2017 Apr;109:73-79. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2016.12.025. Epub 2016 Dec 21.


Haemosporida prevalence and diversity are similar in endangered wild whooping cranes (Grus americana) and sympatric sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis).

Bertram MR, Hamer GL, Hartup BK, Snowden KF, Medeiros MC, Hamer SA.

Parasitology. 2017 Apr;144(5):629-640. doi: 10.1017/S0031182016002298. Epub 2016 Dec 12.


Salmonella Surveillance Among Great-Tailed Grackles (Quiscalus mexicanus) and Other Urban Bird Species in Eastern Texas.

Grigar MK, Cummings KJ, Rodriguez-Rivera LD, Rankin SC, Johns K, Hamer GL, Hamer SA.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2016 Dec;16(12):752-757. Epub 2016 Nov 9.


Trypanosome species, including Trypanosoma cruzi, in sylvatic and peridomestic bats of Texas, USA.

Hodo CL, Goodwin CC, Mayes BC, Mariscal JA, Waldrup KA, Hamer SA.

Acta Trop. 2016 Dec;164:259-266. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2016.09.013. Epub 2016 Sep 16.


A quantitative synthesis of the role of birds in carrying ticks and tick-borne pathogens in North America.

Loss SR, Noden BH, Hamer GL, Hamer SA.

Oecologia. 2016 Dec;182(4):947-959. Epub 2016 Sep 26. Review.


Decreased small mammal and on-host tick abundance in association with invasive red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta).

Castellanos AA, Medeiros MC, Hamer GL, Morrow ME, Eubanks MD, Teel PD, Hamer SA, Light JE.

Biol Lett. 2016 Sep;12(9). pii: 20160463. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0463.


High Trypanosoma cruzi infection prevalence associated with minimal cardiac pathology among wild carnivores in central Texas.

Curtis-Robles R, Lewis BC, Hamer SA.

Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl. 2016 Apr 12;5(2):117-23. doi: 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2016.04.001. eCollection 2016 Aug.


Survey of Feral Swine ( Sus scrofa ) Infection with the Agent of Chagas Disease ( Trypanosoma cruzi ) in Texas, 2013-14.

Comeaux JM, Curtis-Robles R, Lewis BC, Cummings KJ, Mesenbrink BT, Leland BR, Bodenchuk MJ, Hamer SA.

J Wildl Dis. 2016 Jul;52(3):627-30. doi: 10.7589/2015-08-208. Epub 2016 May 25.


Diagnostic Features of Acute Chagas Myocarditis with Sudden Death in a Family of Boxer Dogs.

Vitt JP, Saunders AB, O'Brien MT, Mansell J, Ajithdoss DK, Hamer SA.

J Vet Intern Med. 2016 Jul;30(4):1210-5. doi: 10.1111/jvim.13967. Epub 2016 May 10. No abstract available.


Erratum for Stromdahl et al., Borrelia burgdorferi Not Confirmed in Human-Biting Amblyomma americanum Ticks from the Southeastern United States.

Stromdahl EY, Nadolny RM, Gibbons JA, Auckland LD, Vince MA, Elkins CE, Murphy MP, Hickling GJ, Eshoo MW, Carolan HE, Crowder CD, Pilgard MA, Hamer SA.

J Clin Microbiol. 2016 May;54(5):1406. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00527-16. No abstract available.


Evaluation of Faecal Salmonella Shedding Among Dogs at Seven Animal Shelters across Texas.

Leahy AM, Cummings KJ, Rodriguez-Rivera LD, Rankin SC, Hamer SA.

Zoonoses Public Health. 2016 Nov;63(7):515-521. doi: 10.1111/zph.12257. Epub 2016 Jan 30.


Chagas disease in a Texan horse with neurologic deficits.

Bryan LK, Hamer SA, Shaw S, Curtis-Robles R, Auckland LD, Hodo CL, Chaffin K, Rech RR.

Vet Parasitol. 2016 Jan 30;216:13-7. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2015.11.016. Epub 2015 Dec 2.


Combining Public Health Education and Disease Ecology Research: Using Citizen Science to Assess Chagas Disease Entomological Risk in Texas.

Curtis-Robles R, Wozniak EJ, Auckland LD, Hamer GL, Hamer SA.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Dec 10;9(12):e0004235. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004235. eCollection 2015 Dec.


Simulation of climate-tick-host-landscape interactions: Effects of shifts in the seasonality of host population fluctuations on tick densities.

Wang HH, Grant WE, Teel PD, Hamer SA.

J Vector Ecol. 2015 Dec;40(2):247-55. doi: 10.1111/jvec.12161.


Avian migrants facilitate invasions of neotropical ticks and tick-borne pathogens into the United States.

Cohen EB, Auckland LD, Marra PP, Hamer SA.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Dec;81(24):8366-78. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02656-15. Epub 2015 Oct 2.


Comparison of DNA and Carbon and Nitrogen Stable Isotope-based Techniques for Identification of Prior Vertebrate Hosts of Ticks.

Hamer SA, Weghorst AC, Auckland LD, Roark EB, Strey OF, Teel PD, Hamer GL.

J Med Entomol. 2015 Sep;52(5):1043-9. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjv063. Epub 2015 Jun 13.


Coccidian Parasites and Conservation Implications for the Endangered Whooping Crane (Grus americana).

Bertram MR, Hamer GL, Snowden KF, Hartup BK, Hamer SA.

PLoS One. 2015 Jun 10;10(6):e0127679. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0127679. eCollection 2015.


Borrelia burgdorferi not confirmed in human-biting Amblyomma americanum ticks from the southeastern United States.

Stromdahl EY, Nadolny RM, Gibbons JA, Auckland LD, Vince MA, Elkins CE, Murphy MP, Hickling GJ, Eshoo MW, Carolan HE, Crowder CD, Pilgard MA, Hamer SA.

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 May;53(5):1697-704. doi: 10.1128/JCM.03454-14. Epub 2015 Mar 18. Erratum in: J Clin Microbiol. 2016 May;54(5):1406.


Shelter dogs as sentinels for Trypanosoma cruzi transmission across Texas.

Tenney TD, Curtis-Robles R, Snowden KF, Hamer SA.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 Aug;20(8):1323-6. doi: 10.3201/eid2008.131843.


Increased diversity of zoonotic pathogens and Borrelia burgdorferi strains in established versus incipient Ixodes scapularis populations across the Midwestern United States.

Hamer SA, Hickling GJ, Walker ED, Tsao JI.

Infect Genet Evol. 2014 Oct;27:531-42. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2014.06.003. Epub 2014 Jun 18.


Coincident tick infestations in the nostrils of wild chimpanzees and a human in Uganda.

Hamer SA, Bernard AB, Donovan RM, Hartel JA, Wrangham RW, Otali E, Goldberg TL.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Nov;89(5):924-7. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.13-0081. Epub 2013 Sep 30.

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