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Modeling Disease Vector Occurrence when Detection Is Imperfect: Infestation of Amazonian Palm Trees by Triatomine Bugs at Three Spatial Scales

  • Fernando Abad-Franch mail,

    fernando@amazonia.fiocruz.br

    Affiliations: Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane – Fiocruz Amazônia, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, Pathogen Molecular Biology Unit, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Gonçalo Ferraz,

    Affiliations: Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane – Fiocruz Amazônia, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute/Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

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  • Ciro Campos,

    Affiliation: Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane – Fiocruz Amazônia, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

    Current address: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Núcleo Roraima, Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil

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  • Francisco S. Palomeque,

    Affiliations: Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, Centro de Investigación en Enfermedades Infecciosas, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador

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  • Mario J. Grijalva,

    Affiliations: Centro de Investigación en Enfermedades Infecciosas, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador, Tropical Disease Institute, Biomedical Sciences Department, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio, United States of America

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  • H. Marcelo Aguilar,

    Affiliations: Instituto Juan César García – Fundación Internacional de Ciencias Sociales y Salud, Quito, Ecuador, Ministerio de Salud Pública del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador

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  • Michael A. Miles

    Affiliation: Pathogen Molecular Biology Unit, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: March 02, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000620

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