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2023

Conflicting COVID-19 excess mortality estimate; Authors: Matshidiso Moeti, Lindiwe Makubalo, Abdou Salam Gueye, Thierno Balde, Humphrey Karamagi, Gordon Awandare, S M Thumbi, Feifei Zhang, Francisca Mutapi , and Mark Woolhouse

The Lancet MicrobeVolume 4, Issue 2, E75-E83, February 2023

Peptide microarray IgM and IgG screening of pre-SARS-CoV-2 human serum samples from Zimbabwe for reactivity with peptides from all seven human coronaviruses: a cross-sectional study

Ashworth J, Mathie D, Scott F, Mahendran Y, Woolhouse M, Stoevesandt O, Mduluza T, Mutapi F

2023 DOI: 10.1016/S2666-5247(22)00295-6 

What does equitable global health research and delivery look like? Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa (TIBA) partnership as a case study

Mutapi F, Banda G, Woolhouse M

2023 DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2022-011028

Wellcome Open Research        Wellcome Open Research 2022, last updated 16 May 2023Temporal distribution and clinical characteristics of the Alpha, Delta and Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern in Laikipia, Kenya: institutional and community-based genomic surveillance

W. Lambisia A, H. Mudhune G, M. Morobe J, Said Mohammed K, O. Makori T, Ndwiga L, W. Mburu M, O. Moraa E, Musyoki J, Murunga N, N. Waliaula I, K. Mumelo A, Bejon P, Isabella Ochola-Oyier L, Githinji G, Nokes J, Agoti C

2023 DOI: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.18306.2

International Journal of Molecular Sciences

 

 

 

Cytokine Kinetics during Progression of COVID-19 in Rwanda Patients: Could IL-9/IFNγ Ratio Predict Disease Severity?

Ella Larissa Ndoricyimpaye; Jacques Van Snick; Rutayisire Robert; Emmanuel Bikorimana; Onesphore Majyambere; Enatha Mukantwari; Thaddée Nshimiyimana; Valens Mbonigaba; Jean Paul Coutelier; Nadine Rujeni

2023 DOI: 10.3390/ijms241512272

     

Comparative Susceptibility of Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium falciparum Field Isolates to Reference and Lead Candidate Antimalarial Drugs in Ghana

Yaw Aniweh; Alamissa Soulama;J ersley Chirawurah; Felix Ansah; Harry A. Danwonno; Fanta Sogore; Melanie Rouillier; Brice Campo; Lucas Amenga-Etego; Abdoulaye A. Djimde; Gordon A. Awandare; Laurent Dembele; Michael L. Ginger

2023  DOI: 10.1128/spectrum.04916-22

Detection of dengue virus serotype 4 in Sudan

Mohamed Desogi, Mostafa Ali, Nesrin Gindeel, Fatima Khalid, Muhannad Abdelraheem, Aymen Alnaby, Mariam Saad, Elwaleed Elamin Musa Kheir and Maowia Mukhtar

2023  DOI: 10.26719/emhj.23.041 


2022

 

The global burden of Chikungunya fever among children: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis

Nyamwaya D, Thumbi S, Bejon P, Warimwe G, Mokaya J

2022 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0000914

Malaria attributable fractions with changing transmission intensity: Bayesian latent class vs logistic models

Mwai K, Nkumama I, Thairu A, Mburu J, Odera D, Kimathi R, Nyamako L, Tuju J, Kinyanjui S, Musenge E, Osier F

2022 DOI: 10.1186/s12936-022-04346-9

Ultrasensitive electrochemical genosensors for species-specific diagnosis of malaria

Ansah F, Krampa F, Donkor JK, Owusu-Appiah C, Ashitei S, Kornu VE, Danku RK, Chirawurah JD, Awandare GA, Aniweh Y, Kanyong P

2022 DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2022.140988

Draft Genome Sequence of an Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli Strain Carrying Genes for Colonization Surface Antigen 13 and a Heat-Labile Toxin

Njoroge SM, Madé LF, von Mentzer A, Kulohoma BW, Kamanu TK, Ouko TT, Kiiru J, Ward MJ, Thomson NR, Fèvre EM, Woolhouse M, Kariuki S

2022 DOI: 10.1128/mra.00416-22

Effect of Schistosoma haematobium infection on the cognitive functions of preschool age children and benefits of treatment from an endemic area in Zimbabwe

Kasambala M, Mduluza T, Vengesai A, Mduluza-Jokonya T, Jokonya L, Midzi H, Makota RB, Mutemeri A, Maziti E, Dube-Marimbe B, Chibanda D, Mutapi F, Mukaratirwa S

2022  DOI: 10.1186/s12879-022-07784-7

Patient journey and resources mapping to implement a praziquantel mass drug administration program for children aged 5 years and below in resource-limited settings

Ncube MV, Kabuyaya M, Chimbari MJ

2022  DOI: 10.1186/s13643-022-02087-z

The COVID-19 pandemic and disruptions to essential health services in Kenya: a retrospective time-series analysis

Kiarie H, Temmerman M, Nyamai M, Liku N, Thuo W, Oramisi V, Nyaga L, Karimi J, Wamalwa P, Gatheca G, Mwenda V, Ombajo LA, Thumbi SM, Essential Health Services Data Monitoring and Evaluation sub-working group

2022 DOI: 10.1016/s2214-109x(22)00285-6

Temporal distribution and clinical characteristics of the Alpha, Delta and Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern in Laikipia, Kenya: institutional and community-based genomic surveillance

 W. Lambisia A, H. Mudhune G, M. Morobe J, Said Mohammed K, O. Makori T, Ndwiga L, W. Mburu M, O. Moraa E, Musyoki J, Murunga N, N. Waliaula I, K. Mumelo A, Bejon P, Isabella Ochola-Oyier L, Githinji G, Nokes J, Agoti C

2022 DOI: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.18306.2

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis on Human African Trypanocide Resistance

Kasozi KI, MacLeod ET, Welburn SC

2022 DOI: 10.3390/pathogens11101100

Epidemiological impact and cost-effectiveness analysis of COVID-19 vaccination in Kenya

Orangi S, Ojal J, Brand S, Orlendo C, Kairu A, Aziza R, Ogero M, Agweyu A, Warimwe G, Uyoga S, Otieno E, Ochola-Oyier L, Agoti C, Kasera K, Amoth P, Mwangangi M, Aman R, Ng'ang'a W, Adetifa I, Scott J, Bejon P, Keeling M, Flasche S, Nokes D, Barasa E

2022 DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2022-009430

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis on Knowledge Attitude and Practices on African Animal Trypanocide Resistance

Kasozi KI, MacLeod ET, Waiswa C, Mahero M, Ntulume I, Welburn SC

2022 DOI: 10.3390/tropicalmed7090205

Impact of parasitic infection on mental health and illness in humans in Africa: a systematic review

Lampard-Scotford AR, McCauley A, Kuebel JA, Ibbott R, Mutapi F

2022 DOI: 10.1017/s0031182022000166

Species Diversity, Distribution, and Abundance of Freshwater Snails in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Nwoko O, Kalinda C, Manyangadze T, Chimbari M

2022 DOI: 10.3390/w14142267

Phagocytosis of Plasmodium falciparum ring-stage parasites predicts protection against malaria

Musasia F, Nkumama I, Frank R, Kipkemboi V, Schneider M, Mwai K, Odera D, Rosenkranz M, Fürle K, Kimani D, Tuju J, Njuguna P, Hamaluba M, Kapulu M, Wardemann H,  , Abdi A, Abebe Y, Bejon P, Billingsley P, Bull P, de Laurent Z, Hoffman S, James E, Kariuki S, Kimathi R, Kinyanjui S, Kivisi C, Makale J, Marsh K, Mohammed K, Mosobo M, Musembi J, Musyoki J, Muthui M, Mwacharo J, Ndungu F, Ngoi J, Ngoto O, Ogutu B, Olewe F, Omuoyo D, Ong'echa J, Otieno E, Shangala J, Sim B, Richie T, Wambua J, Williams T, Osier F

2022 DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-31640-6

Frequency distribution of cytokine and associated transcription factor single nucleotide polymorphisms in Zimbabweans: Impact on schistosome infection and cytokine levels

Hanton A, Scott F, Stenzel K, Nausch N, Zdesenko G, Mduluza T, Mutapi F

2022 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0010536

Transmission networks of SARS-CoV-2 in Coastal Kenya during the first two waves: A retrospective genomic study

Agoti C, Ochola-Oyier L, Dellicour S, Mohammed K, Lambisia A, de Laurent Z, Morobe J, Mburu M, Omuoyo D, Ongera E, Ndwiga L, Maitha E, Kitole B, Suleiman T, Mwakinangu M, Nyambu J, Otieno J, Salim B, Musyoki J, Murunga N, Otieno E, Kiiru J, Kasera K, Amoth P, Mwangangi M, Aman R, Kinyanjui S, Warimwe G, Phan M, Agweyu A, Cotten M, Barasa E, Tsofa B, Nokes D, Bejon P, Githinji G

2022 DOI: 10.7554/elife.71703

Incidence of chikungunya virus infections among Kenyan children with neurological disease, 2014-2018: A cohort study

Nyamwaya DK, Otiende M, Mwango L, Kariuki SM, Otieno B, Omuoyo DO, Githinji G, Kitsao BS, Karanja HK, Gitonga JN, de Laurent ZR, Davies A, Mwarumba S, Agoti CN, Thumbi SM, Hamaluba MM, Newton CR, Bejon P, Warimwe GM

2022 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003994

Genetic diversity of SARS-CoV-2 infections in Ghana from 2020-2021

Morang'a C, Ngoi J, Gyamfi J, Amuzu D, Nuertey B, Soglo P, Appiah V, Asante I, Owusu-Oduro P, Armoo S, Adu-Gyasi D, Amoako N, Oliver-Commey J, Owusu M, Sylverken A, Fenteng E, M'cormack V, Tei-Maya F, Quansah E, Ayivor-Djanie R, Amoako E, Ogbe I, Yemi B, Osei-Wusu I, Mettle D, Saiid S, Tapela K, Dzabeng F, Magnussen V, Quaye J, Opurum P, Carr R, Ababio P, Abass A, Akoriyea S, Amoako E, Kumi-Ansah F, Boakye O, Mibut D, Odoom T, Ofori-Boadu L, Allegye-Cudjoe E, Dassah S, Asoala V, Asante K, Phillips R, Osei-Atweneboana M, Gyapong J, Kuma-Aboagye P, Ampofo W, Duedu K, Ndam N, Bediako Y, Quashie P, Amenga-Etego L, Awandare G

2022 DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-30219-5

Impact on emergency and elective hospital-based care in Scotland over the first 12 months of the pandemic: interrupted time-series analysis of national lockdowns

Shah S, Mulholland R, Wilkinson S, Katikireddi S, Pan J, Shi T, Kerr S, Agrawal U, Rudan I, Simpson C, Stock S, Macleod J, Murray J, McCowan C, Ritchie L, Woolhouse M, Sheikh A

2022 DOI: 10.1177/01410768221095239

The effect of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths on expressive language skills among African preschool children

Mazibuko XI, Chimbari M

2022 DOI: 10.1186/s12879-022-07260-2

Establishment of local wastewater-based surveillance programmes in response to the spread and infection of COVID-19 - case studies from South Africa, the Netherlands, Turkey and England

Tlhagale M, Liphadzi S, Bhagwan J, Naidoo V, Jonas K, van Vuuren L, Medema G, Andrews L, Béen F, Ferreira ML, Saatci AM, Alpaslan Kocamemi B, Hassard F, Singer AC, Bunce JT, Grimsley JMS, Brown M, Jones DL

2022 DOI: 10.2166/wh.2022.185

Optimization of the SARS-CoV-2 ARTIC Network V4 Primers and Whole Genome Sequencing Protocol

Lambisia A, Mohammed K, Makori T, Ndwiga L, Mburu M, Morobe J, Moraa E, Musyoki J, Murunga N, Mwangi J, Nokes D, Agoti C, Ochola-Oyier L, Githinji G

2022 DOI: 10.3389/fmed.2022.836728

Mass spectrometry based metabolomics for small molecule metabolites mining and confirmation as potential biomarkers for schistosomiasis - case of the Okavango Delta communities in Botswana

Ndolo SM, Zachariah M, Molefi L, Phaladze N, Sichilongo KF

2022 DOI: 10.1080/14789450.2021.2012454

Encyclopedia of Infection and Immunity 

2022 DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-12-818731-9.00104-x

The Identification and Characterization of Immunoreactive Fungal Proteins Recognized by Sera from Zimbabweans Sensitized to Fungi

Pfavayi LT, Burchmore R, Sibanda EN, Baker S, Woolhouse M, Mduluza T, Mutapi F

2022 DOI: 10.1159/000524771

Pharmacogenetics of Praziquantel Metabolism: Evaluating the Cytochrome P450 Genes of Zimbabwean Patients During a Schistosomiasis Treatment

Zdesenko G, Mduluza T, Mutapi F

2022 DOI: 10.3389/fgene.2022.914372

Multiplex peptide microarray profiling of antibody reactivity against neglected tropical diseases derived B-cell epitopes for serodiagnosis in Zimbabwe

Vengesai A, Naicker T, Midzi H, Kasambala M, Mduluza-Jokonya TL, Rusakaniko S, Mutapi F, Mduluza T

2022 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0271916

A digital mobile health platform increasing efficiency and transparency towards universal health coverage in low- and middle-income countries

Huisman L, van Duijn SM, Silva N, van Doeveren R, Michuki J, Kuria M, Otieno Okeyo D, Okoth I, Houben N, Rinke de Wit TF, Rogo K

2022 DOI: 10.1177/20552076221092213

African animal trypanocide resistance: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Kasozi KI, MacLeod ET, Welburn SC

2022 DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2022.950248

Fungal allergic sensitization in young rural Zimbabwean children: Gut mycobiome and seroreactivity characteristics

Pfavayi, L., Sibanda E, Baker S, Woolhouse M, Mduluza T, Mutapi F

2022 DOI: 10.1016/j.crmicr.2021.100082

2021

 

Endemic chikungunya fever in Kenyan children: a prospective cohort study Authors:  Doris K. Nyamwaya, Mark Otiende, Donwilliams O. Omuoyo, George Githinji, Henry K. Karanja, John N. Gitonga, Zaydah R. de Laurent, James R. Otieno, Rosemary Sang, Everlyn Kamau, Stanley Cheruiyot, Edward Otieno, Charles N. Agoti, Philip Bejon, Samuel M. Thumbi & George M. Warimwe
 
 
 
 
 

 

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