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Cahill, M, Y Yao, D Nock, P Armstrong, T Andreatis, MA Diuk-Wasser, and RR Montgomery. 2017. Seroprevalence and susceptibility to infection with West Nile virus in Connecticut. Emerging Infectious Diseases, in press.

Faust,CL, AP Dobson, N Gottdenker, LSP Bloomfield, HI McCallum, TR Gillespie, MA Diuk-Wasser, and RK Plowright. Null expectations for disease dynamics in shrinking habitat patches: dilution or amplification? Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B., in press.

Kilpatrick, AM, ADM Dobson, T Levi, DJ Salkeld, A Swei, HS Ginsberg, A Kjemtrup, KA Padgett, PM Jensen, D Fish, NH Ogden, MA Diuk-Wasser. Lyme disease ecology in a changing world: consensus, uncertainty, and critical gaps for improving control. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B., in press.

Rynkiewicz, EC,  J Brown, DM Tufts, CI Huang, H Kampen, SJ. Bent, D Fish; MA. Diuk-Wasser. Closely-related Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto strains exhibit similar fitness in single infections and asymmetric competition in multiple infections. Parasites & Vectors, 10:63. DOI 10.1186/s13071-016-1964-9. PDF

States SL, CI Huang, S Davis, DM Tufts, MA Diuk-Wasser. Co-feeding transmission facilitates strain coexistence in Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease agent. Epidemics, DOI:10.1016/j.epidem.2016.12.002. PDF


Carpi G, Walter KS, Mamoun CB, Krause PJ, Kitchen A, Leopore T, Dwivedi A, Cornillot E, Caccone A, Diuk-Wasser MA. Babesia microti from humans and ticks hold a genomic signature of strong population structure in the United States. BMC Genomics 17:888. DOI 10.1186/s12864-016-3225-x. PDF

Walter KS, Carpi G, Evans BR, Caccone A, Diuk-Wasser MA. 2016. Vectors as Epidemiological Sentinels: Patterns of Within-Tick Borrelia burgdorferi Diversity. PLOS Pathog. 12(7):868–878. PDF

Walter KS, Pepin KM, Webb CT, Gaff HD, Krause PJ, Pitzer VE-Diuk-Wasser MA. 2016. Invasion of two tick-borne diseases across New England : harnessing human surveillance data to capture underlying ecological invasion processes. Proc Biol Sci. 283(1832):S301–S327. PDF

Diuk-Wasser MA-E Vannier and PJ Krause. 2016. Coinfections by Ixodes tick-borne pathogens: Ecological, epidemiological and clinical consequences. Trends in Parasitology 32(1):30-42. PDF

Margos, G; Durdica Marosevic; Sally Cutler; Marketa Derdakova; MA Diuk-Wasser; Stefan Emler; Durland Fish; Jeremy Gray; Klaus-Peter Hunfeld; Benoit Jaulhac; Olaf Kahl; Sergey Kovalev; Peter Kraiczy; Robert S. Lane; Reto Lienhard; Per-Eric Lindgren; Nicholas Ogden; Katharina Ornstein; Tobias Rupprecht; Ira Schwartz; Andreas Sing; Reinhard K. Straubinger; Franc Strle; Maarten Voordouw; Annapaola Rizzoli; Brian Stevenson; Volker Fingerle. 2016. There is inadequate evidence to support the division of the genus Borrelia. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, published ahead of print, doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.001717.

Springer YP,..MA Diuk-Wasser… et al. 2016. Tick-, mosquito-, and rodent-borne parasite sampling designs for the National Ecological Observatory Network. Ecosphere 7(5):e01271. PDF


Carpi, G, KS Walter, S Bent, A Gatewood-Hoen, MA Diuk-Wasser, A Caccone. 2015. Whole genome capture of vector-borne pathogens from mixed DNA samples: a case study of Borrelia burgdorferi. BMC Genomics 16(1). PDF

Padmanabha, H, F Correa, C Rubio, A Baeza, S Osorio, J Mendez, J Holland Jones, MA Diuk-Wasser. 2015. Human social behavior and demography drive patterns of fine-scale dengue transmission in endemic areas of Colombia. Plos One, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144451. PDF

Kikuti, M,  GM Cunha, IAD Paploski, AM Kasper ·  MMO Silva, AS Tavares, JS Cruz, TL Queiroz, MS Rodrigues, PM Santana, JCalcagno, Daniele Takahashi, AHO Gonçalves, JMG Araújo, K Gauthier, MA Diuk-Wasser , U Kitron, AI Ko, MG Reis, GS Ribeiro. 2015. Spatial Distribution of Dengue in a Brazilian Urban Slum Setting: Role of Socioeconomic Gradient in Disease Risk. Plos Neglected Tropical diseases 9(7):E0003937. PDF

Norris, D, A Barbour, D Fish, MA Diuk-Wasser. 2015. Response to Esteve-Gassent et al.: flaB sequences obtained from Texas PCR products are identical to the positive control strain Borrelia burgdorferi B31. Parasites and Vectors 8(1):310. 
Vannier, E, MA Diuk-Wasser, Ben Mamoun, C, PJ Krause. 2015. Babesiosis. Infectious Disease Clinics of North America 29(2). PDF



Norris, D , A Barbour, D Fish, MA Diuk-Wasser. 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. Parasites and Vectors 7:467. 

Dunn, JM, PJ Krause, S Davis, EG Vannier, MC Fitzpatrick, L Rollend, AA Belperron, SL States, A Stacey, LK Bockenstedt, D Fish, MA Diuk-Wasser. 2014. Borrelia burgdorferi promotes the establishment of Babesia microti in the northeastern United States. PloS ONE, December 29, 2914. PDF

Diuk-Wasser, MA, L Liu, T Steeves, T Lepore, K Dardick, C Folsom-O’Keefe, S Bent, S Usmani-Brown, S Telford, D Fish and PJ Krause. 2014. Monitoring human babesiosis emergence through vector surveillance, New England, USA. Emerging Infectious Diseases 20(2):225-231. PDF

Finch, C* – M Salim*, T Steeves, C Folsom-O’Keefe, PJ Krause, MA Diuk-Wasser. 2014. Integrated assessment of behavioral and environmental risk factors for Lyme Disease infection on Block Island, Rhode Island. Plos ONE 9(1):e84758. PDF              

States, SL, RJ Brinkerhoff, G Carpi, TK Steeves, C Folsom-O’Keefe, M DeVeaux and MA Diuk-Wasser. 2014. Lyme disease risk not amplified in a species-poor vertebrate community: similar Borrelia burgdorferi tick infection prevalence and OspC genotype frequencies Infection, Genetics and Evolution 27:566-575. PDF

Norris, SJ, A Barbour, D Fish, MA Diuk-Wasser. 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. Parasites and Vectors 7(467):1-5. PDF

Krause, PJ, S Narasimhan, GP Wormser, AG Barbour, AE Platonov, J Brancato, T Lepore, K Dardick, M Mamula, L Rollend, TK Steeves, MA Diuk-Wasser, S Usmani-Brown, P Williamson,DS Sarksyan, E Fikrig, D Fish, and the Tick Borne Diseases Group. 2014. Borrelia miyamotoi sensu lato Seroreactivity and Seroprevalence in the Northeastern United States.Emerging infectious diseases 07/2014; 20(7):1183-1190. DOI: 10.3201/eid2007.13158. PDF


Rollend, L, SJ Bent, PJ Krause, S Usmani-Brown, TK Steeves, SL States, T Lepore, R Ryan, F Dias, C Ben Mamoum, D Fish, MA Diuk-Wasser. 2013. Quantitative PCR for Detection of Babesia microti in Ixodes scapularis Ticks and in Human Blood. Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases 13(11):1-7. PDF

Dunn, JM, S Davis, A Stacey, A and MA Diuk-Wasser. 2013. A simple model for the establishment of tick-borne pathogens of Ixodes scapularis: A global sensitivity analysis of R0. of Theoretical Biology 335:213-221. PDF

Hacker, KR, KC Seto, F Costa, MG Reis, A Ko, MA Diuk-Wasser. 2013. Urban slum structure: integrating socioeconomic and land cover data to model slum evolution in Salvador, Brazil. J. of Health Geographics 12(45). PDF


Diuk-Wasser, MA, A Gatewood Hoen, P Cislo, R Brinkerhoff, SA Hamer, M Rowland, R Cortinas,G Vourc’h, F Melton, GJ Hickling, JI Tsao, J Bunikis, AG Barbour, U Kitron, J Piesman, and D Fish. 2012. Human risk of infection with Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease agent, in eastern United States. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 86(2):320-327. PDF 

Pepin, KM, RJ Eisen, PS Mead, J Piesman, D Fish, AH Gatewood, AG Barbour, S Hamer, MA Diuk-Wasser. 2012. Geographic variation in the relationship between human Lyme disease incidence and the density of infected host-seeking Ixodes scapularis nymphs in the United States. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 86(6):1062-1071. PDF

Padmanabha, H, D Durham, F Correa, MA Diuk-Wasser, AP Galvani. 2012. Aedes aegypti super-production and the human density dependence of dengue transmission: implications for vector control and risk assessment. PLOS NTD 6(8):e1799. PDF


Brinkerhoff, RJ, CM Folsom-O’Keefe, HM Streby, SJ Bent, K Tsao and MA Diuk-Wasser. 2011. Regional variation in immature Ixodes scapularis parasitism on North American songbirds: implications for the spread of the Lyme pathogen, Borrelia burgdorferi. Journal of Medical Entomology 48(2):422-428. PDF

Little, E, R. Barrera, K. Seto and MA Diuk-Wasser. 2011. Co-occurrence patterns of the dengue vector Aedes aegypti and Aedes mediovitattus, a dengue competent mosquito in Puerto Rico. Ecohealth 8(3):365-375. doi: 10.1007/s10393-011-0708-8. PDF

Simpson, JE, PJ Hurtado, J Medlock, G Molaei, TG Andreadis, AP Galvani and MA Diuk-Wasser. 2011. Vector host-feeding preferences drive transmission of multi-host pathogens: West Nile virus as a model system. Proc.Royal. Soc. B. 279:925-933. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.1282. PDF


Diuk-Wasser, MA, Vourc’h, G, Cislo, P, Hoen, AG, Melton, F, Rowland, M, Cortinas, R, Hickling, GJ, Tsao, JI, Barbour, AG, Kitron, U, Piesman, J, and D Fish. 2010. Field and climate based model for predicting the density of host-seeking nymphal Ixodes scapularis, an important vector of tick-borne disease agents in the eastern United States. Global Ecol Biogeogr 19:504-514. PDF

Diuk-Wasser, MA, Molaei, G, Simpson, JE, Folsom-O’Keefe, CM, Armstrong, PM, and TG Andreadis. 2010. Avian communal roost as amplification foci for West Nile virus in urban areas in northeastern United States. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 82: 337 – 343. PDF

Brinkerhoff, RJ, SJ Bent, CM Folsom-O’Keefe, K Tsao, A Gatewood Hoen, AG Barbour and MA Diuk-Wasser. 2010. Genotypic diversity of Borrelia burgdorferi detected in Ixodes scapularis larvae collected from North American songbirds. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 76(24):8265-8268. doi:10.1128/AEM.01585-10. PDF


Gatewood, A, K Liebman, G Vourc’h, J Bunikis, S Hamer, R Cortinas, F Melton, P Cislo, U Kitron, J Tsao, AG Barbour, D Fish and MA Diuk-Wasser. 2009. Climate and tick seasonality predict Borrelia burgdorferi genotype distribution. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75: 2476-2483. PDF

Gatewood Hoen, A, G Margos, SJ Bent, MA Diuk-Wasser, A Barbour, K Kurtenbach and D Fish. 2009. Phylogeography of Borrelia burgdorferi in the eastern United States reflects multiple independent Lyme disease emergence events. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106 (35): 15013-15018. PDF

Simpson, JE, CM Folsom-O’Keefe, JE Childs, LE Simons, TG Andreadis, and MA Diuk-Wasser. 2009. Avian host-selection by pipiens in experimental trials. Plos One 4(11):7861. PDF

Liu, A, V Lee, D Galusha, MD Slade, MA Diuk-Wasser, TG Andreadis, M Scotch, and PM Rabinowitz. 2009. Risk factors for human infection with West Nile virus in Connecticut: a multi-year analysis. International Journal of Health Geographics 8:67. PDF

Barbour, AG, J Bunikis, B Travinsky, A Gatewood Hoen, MA Diuk-Wasser, D Fish, and JI Tsao. 2009. Niche partitioning of Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia miyamotoi in the same tick vector and mammalian reservoir species. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 81(6):1120-1131. PDF

Brinkerhoff, RJ, CM Folsom-O’Keefe, K Tsao, and MA Diuk-Wasser. 2009. Do birds affect Lyme disease risk? Range expansion of the vector-borne pathogen Borrelia burgdorferi. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 9(2):103-110, doi:10.1890/090062. PDF


Hanincová, K, NH Ogden, MA Diuk-Wasser, CJ Pappas, R Iyer, D Fish, I Schwartz and K Kurtenbach. 2008. Fitness variation of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto strains in mice. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 74(1):153-157. PDF

Brown, H, MA Diuk-Wasser, T Andreadis and D Fish. 2008. Remotely-Sensed Vegetation Indices Identify Mosquito Clusters of West Nile Virus Vectors in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 8(1):197-206. PDF

Brown, H, MA Diuk-Wasser, Y Guan, S Caskey and D Fish. 2008. Comparison of three satellite sensors at three spatial scales to predict larval mosquito presence in CT wetlands. Remote Sensing of the Environment 112:2301-2308. PDF

Brown, H, JE Childs, MA Diuk-Wasser, and D Fish. 2008. Ecological factors associated with West Nile virus transmission, Northeastern United States. Emerging Infectious Diseases 14(10):1539-1545. PDF

Molaei, G, TG Andreadis, PM Armstrong, and MA Diuk-Wasser. 2008. Host-feeding patterns of mosquito vectors of arboviral agents in Connecticut, USA: molecular analysis of blood meals from twenty-three species of Aedes, Anopheles, Culex, Coquillettidia, Ochlerotatus, Psorophora, and Uranotaena. Journal of Medical Entomology 45(6):1143-1151. PDF


Diuk-Wasser, MA, G Dolo, M Bagayoko, N Sogoba, MB Touré, M Moghaddam, S Rian, N Manoukis, SF Traoré and CE Taylor. 2006. Patterns of irrigated rice growth and malaria vector breeding in Mali using multitemporal ERS-2 Synthetic Aperture Radar. International Journal of Remote Sensing 27(3-4):535-548. PDF

Manoukis, NC, MB. Touré, I Sissoko, S Doumbia, SF Traoré, MA Diuk-Wasser and CE Taylor. 2006. Is Vector Body Size the Key to Reduced Malaria Transmission in the Irrigated Region of Niono, Mali? Journal of Medical Entomology 43(5):820-827. PDF

Hanincová, K, K Kurtenbach, MA Diuk-Wasser, B Brei, AG Barbour, J Bunikis and D Fish. 2006. Epidemic spread of Lyme borreliosis, Northestern United States. Emerging Infectious Diseases 12(4): 604-611. PDF

Diuk-Wasser, MA, A Gatewood, R Cortiñas, S Yaremych-Hamer, J Tsao, U Kitron, G Hickling, J Brownstein, E Walker, J Piesman, and D Fish. 2006. Spatiotemporal patterns of nymphal host-seeking scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) in the United States. Journal of Medical Entomology, 43(2): 166-176. PDF

Diuk-Wasser, MA, HE Brown, TG Andreadis and D Fish. 2006. Spatial prediction of West Nile virus vector habitats in Connecticut, USA. Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases 6(3):281-293. PDF

Diuk-Wasser, MA, MB Touré, G Dolo, M Bagayoko, N Sogoba, I Sissoko, SF Traoré and CE Taylor. 2007. Effect of rice cultivation patterns on malaria vector abundance in rice growing villages in Mali. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 76(5):869-874. PDF


Diuk-Wasser, MA, MB Touré, G Dolo, M Bagayoko, N Sogoba, SF Traoré, N Manoukis, and CE Taylor. 2005. Vector abundance and malaria transmission in rice-growing villages in Mali. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 72(6): 725-731. PDF


Diuk-Wasser, MA, M Bagayoko, N Sogoba, G Dolo, MB Touré, SF Traoré, and CE Taylor. 2004. Mapping rice field Anopheline breeding habitats in Mali, West Africa, using Landsat ETM+ sensor data. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 25(2): 359–376. PDF

1998 – 2002

Diuk-Wasser, MA and MH Cassini. 1998. A study on the diet of minor grisons and a preliminary analysis of their role in the control of rabbits in Patagonia. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 33(1): 3-6. PDF

Merler, JA, MA Diuk-Wasser and Quintana, RD. 2001. Winter diet of Dusky-legged Guan (Penelope obscura) at the Parana River Delta Region. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 36(1): 33-38. 

Carnahan, J, L Zheng, CE Taylor, YT Touré, DE Norris, G Dolo, MA Diuk-Wasser, GC Lanzaro. 2002. Genetic differentiation of Anopheles gambiae s.s. populations in Mali, West Africa, using microsatellite loci. Journal of Heredity 93(4):249-253. PDF

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