UPENN- UPCH Zoonotic Disease Research Center

Below are peer-reviewed publications written by members of our team. Contact us for full-text articles when not available in the links below.


2016

To spray or not to spray? Understanding participation in an indoor residual spray campaign in Arequipa, Peru.
Paz-Soldán VA, Bauer KM, Hunter GC, Castillo-Neyra R, Arriola VD, Rivera-Lanas D, Rodriguez GH, Toledo Vizcarra AM, Mollesaca Riveros LM, Levy MZ, Buttenheim AM.

Journal: Global Public Health
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Heterogeneous infectiousness in guinea pigs experimentally infected with Trypanosoma cruzi.
Castillo-Neyra R, Borrini Mayorí K, Salazar Sánchez R, Ancca Suarez J, Xie S, Náquira Velarde C, Levy MZ.

Journal: Parasitology International
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Effect of free-roaming dog culling on the control of canine rabies.

Castillo-Neyra R, Levy MZ, Náquira C. 

Journal: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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Use of a Chagas Urine Nanoparticle Test (Chunap) to Correlate with Parasitemia Levels in T. cruzi/HIV Co-infected Patients.

Castro-Sesquen YE, Gilman RH, Mejia C, Clark DE, Choi J, Reimer-McAtee MJ, Castro R, Valencia-Ayala E, Flores J, Bowman N, Castillo-Neyra R, Torrico F, Liotta L, Bern C, Luchini A; Chagas/HIV Working Group in Bolivia and Peru.

Journal: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

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2015

The potential of canine sentinels for reemerging Trypanosoma cruzi transmission.
Castillo-Neyra R, Chou Chu L, Quispe-Machaca V, Ancca-Juarez J, Malaga Chavez FS, Bastos Mazuelos M, Naquira C, Bern C, Gilman RH, Levy MZ.

Journal: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
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Prevalence and Transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi in People of Rural Communities of the High Jungle of Northern Peru.
Alroy KA, Huang C, Gilman RH, Quispe-Machaca VR, Marks MA, Ancca-Juarez J, Hillyard M, Verastegui M, Sanchez G, Cabrera L, Vidal E, Billig EM, Cama VA, Náquira C, Bern C, Levy MZ; Working Group on Chagas Disease in Peru.

Journal: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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Bottlenecks in domestic animal populations can facilitate the emergence of Trypanosoma cruzi, the aetiological agent of Chagas disease.
Levy MZ, Tustin A, Castillo-Neyra R, Mabud TS, Levy K, Barbu CM, Quispe-Machaca VR, Ancca-Juarez J, Borrini-Mayori K, Naquira-Velarde C, Ostfeld RS; Chagas Disease Working Group in Arequipa.

Journal: Proceedings of the Royal Society B
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Population Structure of the Chagas Disease Vector Triatoma infestans in an Urban Environment.
Khatchikian CE, Foley EA, Barbu CM, Hwang J, Ancca-Juárez J, Borrini-Mayori K, Quıspe-Machaca VR, Naquira C, Brisson D, Levy MZ, The Chagas Disease Working Group in Arequipa.
Journal: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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Host-seeking behavior and dispersal of Triatoma infestans, a vector of Chagas disease, under semi-field conditions.
Castillo-Neyra R, Barbu CM, Salazar R, Borrini K, Naquira C, Levy MZ

Journal: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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2014

Residual infestation and recolonization during urban Triatoma infestans Bug Control Campaign, Peru.
Barbu CM, Buttenheim AM, Pumahuanca ML, Calderón JE, Salazar R, Carrión M, Rospigliossi AC, Chavez FS, Alvarez KO, Cornejo del Carpio J, Náquira C,Levy MZ.
Journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases
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Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) as vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi
Salazar R, Castillo-Neyra R, Tustin AW, Borrini-Mayorí K , Náquira C, Levy MZ.
Journal: The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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Urbanization, land tenure security and vector-borne Chagas disease
Levy MZ, Barbu CM, Castillo-Neyra R, Quispe-Machaca VR, Ancca-Juarez J, Escalante-Mejia P, Borrini-Mayori K, Niemierko M, Mabud TS, Behrman JR, Naquira-Velarde C; Chagas Disease Working Group in Arequipa, Peru.
Journal: Proceedings of the Royal Society B
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Regional variation in the correlation of antibody and T-cell responses to Trypanosoma cruzi.
Martin DL, Marks M, Galdos-Cardenas G, Gilman RH, Goodhew B, Ferrufino L, Halperin A, Sanchez G, Verastegui M, Escalante P, Naquira C, Levy MZ, Bern C.
Journal: The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygien
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Characterization of Guinea Pig Antibody Responses to Salivary Proteins of for the Development of a Triatomine Exposure Marker.
Dorňáková V, Salazar-Sanchez R, Borrini-Mayori K, Carrion-Navarro O, Levy MZ, Schaub GA, Schwarz A.
Journal: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
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Is participation contagious? Evidence from a household vector control campaign in urban Peru
Buttenheim AM, Paz-Soldan V, Barbu C, Skovira C, Quintanilla Calderón J, Mollesaca Riveros LM, Cornejo JO, Small DS, Bicchieri C, Naquira C, Levy MZ.
Journal: Epidemiology & Community Health
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2013

A country bug in the city: urban infestation by the Chagas disease vector Triatoma infestans in Arequipa, Peru
Delgado S, Ernst KC, Hancco Pumahuanca ML, Yool SR, Comrie AC, Sterling CR, Gilman RH, Náquira C, Levy MZ and the Chagas Disease Working Group in Arequipa, Peru.
Journal: International Journal of Health Geographics
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Population structure of the Chagas disease vector, Triatoma infestans, at the urban–rural interface
Foley, EA, Khatchikian CE, Hwang J, Ancca-Juárez J, Borrini-Mayori K, Quıspe-Machaca VR, Levy MZ, Brisson D, and the Chagas Disease Working Group in Arequipa.
Journal: Molecular Ecology
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Epidemiology of and Impact of Insecticide Spraying on Chagas Disease in Communities in the Bolivian Chaco
Samuels AM, Clark EH, Galdos-Cardenas G, Wiegand RE, Ferrufino L, Menacho S, Gil J, Spicer J, Budde J, Levy MZ, Bozo RW, Gilman RH, Bern C, the Working Group on Chagas Disease in Bolivia and Peru.
Journal: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
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Comparison of insecticidal paint and deltamethrin against Triatoma infestans (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) feeding and mortality in simulated natural conditions
Maloney KM, Ancca-Juarez J, Salazar R, Borrini-Mayori K, Niemierko M, Yukich JO, Naquira C, Keating JA, Levy MZ.
Journal : Journal of Vector Ecology
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The effects of city streets on an urban disease vector.
Barbu CM, Hong A, Manne JM, Small DS, Quintanilla Calderón JE, Sethuraman K, Quispe-Machaca V, Ancca-Juárez J, Cornejo del Carpio JG, Málaga Chavez FS, Náquira C, Levy MZ.
Journal: PLoS Computational Biology
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2012

Use of Individual-level Covariates to Improve Latent Class Analysis of Trypanosoma cruzi Diagnostic Tests
Tustin AW, Small DS, Delgado S, Castillo Neyra R, Verastegui MR, Ancca Juárez JM, Quispe Machaca VR, Gilman RH, Bern C, Levy MZ.
Journal: Epidemiologic Methods
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A field trial of alternative targeted screening strategies for Chagas disease in Arequipa, Peru.
Hunter GC, Borrini-Mayorí K, Ancca Juárez J, Castillo Neyra R, Verastegui MR, Malaga Chavez FS, Cornejo del Carpio JG, Córdova Benzaquen E, Náquira C,Gilman RH, Bern C, Levy MZ.
Journal: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
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2011

Retracing Micro-Epidemics of Chagas Disease Using Epicenter Regression
Levy MZ, Small DS, Vilhena DA, Bowman NM, Kawai V, Cornejo del Carpio JG, Cordova-Benzaquen E, Gilman RH, Bern C, Plotkin JB.
Journal: PLoS Computational Biology
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Secondary kill effect of deltamethrin on Triatoma infestans.
Maloney KM, Ancca-Juarez J, Salazar R, Borrini-Mayori K, Pamo-Tito D, Keating JA, Levy MZ.
Journal: Medical Entomology
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Anti-triatomine saliva immunoassays for the evaluation of impregnated netting trials against Chagas disease transmission.
Schwarz A, Juarez JA, Richards J, Rath B, Machaca VQ, Castro YE, Málaga ES, Levy K, Gilman RH, Bern C, Verastegui M, Levy MZ.
Journal: International journal for Parasitology
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A history of chagas disease transmission, control, and re-emergence in peri-rural La Joya, Peru.
Delgado S, Castillo Neyra R, Quispe Machaca VR, Ancca Juárez J, Chou Chu L, Verastegui MR, Moscoso Apaza GM, Bocángel CD, Tustin AW, Sterling CR,Comrie AC, Náquira C, Cornejo del Carpio JG, Gilman RH, Bern C, Levy MZ.
Journal: PLoS Neglected  Tropical Diseases
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Autonomic dysfunction and risk factors associated with Trypanosoma cruzi infection among children in Arequipa, Peru.
Bowman NM, Kawai V, Gilman RH, Bocangel C, Galdos-Cardenas G, Cabrera L, Levy MZ, Cornejo del Carpio JG, Delgado F, Rosenthal L, Pinedo-Cancino VV,Steurer F, Seitz AE, Maguire JH, Bern C.
Journal: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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2010

Rational spatio-temporal strategies for controlling a Chagas disease vector in urban environments.
Levy MZ, Malaga Chavez FS, Cornejo Del Carpio JG, Vilhena DA, McKenzie FE, Plotkin JB.
Journal: The Royal Society Interface
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Chagas disease, migration and community settlement patterns in Arequipa, Peru.
Bayer AM, Hunter GC, Gilman RH, Cornejo Del Carpio JG, Naquira C, Bern C, Levy MZ.

Journal: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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2009

Spatial patterns in discordant diagnostic test results for Chagas disease: links to transmission hotspots.
Levy MZ, Bowman NM, Kawai V, Plotkin JB, Waller LA, Cabrera L, Steurer F, Seitz AE, Pinedo-Cancino VV, Cornejo del Carpio JG, Cordova Benzaquen E,McKenzie FE, Maguire JH, Gilman RH, Bern C.
Journal: Clinical Infectious Diseases
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Geographic variation in the sensitivity of recombinant antigen-based rapid tests for chronic Trypanosoma cruzi infection.
Verani JR, Seitz A, Gilman RH, LaFuente C, Galdos-Cardenas G, Kawai V, de LaFuente E, Ferrufino L, Bowman NM, Pinedo-Cancino V, Levy MZ, Steurer F,Todd CW, Kirchhoff LV, Cabrera L, Verastegui M, Bern C.
Journal: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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2008

Impregnated netting slows infestation by Triatoma infestans.
Levy MZ, Quíspe-Machaca VR, Ylla-Velasquez JL, Waller LA, Richards JM, Rath B, Borrini-Mayori K, del Carpio JG, Cordova-Benzaquen E, McKenzie FE, Wirtz RA, Maguire JH, Gilman RH, Bern C.
Journal: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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Chagas disease transmission in periurban communities of Arequipa, Peru.
Bowman NM, Kawai V, Levy MZ, Cornejo del Carpio JG, Cabrera L, Delgado F, Malaga F, Cordova Benzaquen E, Pinedo VV, Steurer F, Seitz AE, Gilman RH,Bern C.
Journal: Clinical Infectious Diseases
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2007

Targeted screening strategies to detect Trypanosoma cruzi infection in children.
Levy MZ, Kawai V, Bowman NM, Waller LA, Cabrera L, Pinedo-Cancino VV, Seitz AE, Steurer FJ, Cornejo del Carpio JG, Cordova-Benzaquen E, Maguire JH,Gilman RH, Bern C.
Journal: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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2006

Periurban Trypanosoma cruzi–infected Triatoma infestans, Arequipa, Peru
Levy MZ, Bowman NM, Kawai V, Waller LA, Cornejo del Carpio JG, Cordova Benzaquen E, Gilman RH, Bern C.

Journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases
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