Division of Infection and Immunity


PANDORA publications



Abubakar I, Zumla A.
Universal health coverage for refugees and migrants in the twenty-first century
BMC Med. 2018 Nov 30;16(1):221. doi: 10.1186/s12916-018-1218-0. PMID: 30497477

Zumla A, Abubakar I.
Improving access to multi-drug resistant tuberculosis diagnostic and health services for refugees and migrants
BMC Med. 2018 Nov 30;16(1):221. doi: 10.1186/s12916-018-1218-0. PMID: 30497477

Edwards SJL, Norell CH, Illari P, Clarke B, Neuhaus CP.
A Radical Approach to Ebola: Saving Humans and Other Animals
Am J Bioeth. 2018;18(10):35-42. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2018.1513584. PMID: 30339070

Tiberi S, Petersen E, Maeurer M, Ntoumi F, Yeboa-Manu D, Mwaba P, Vilaplana C, Dar O, Bates M, Corrah T, Rao M, Kapata N, Azhar EI, Memish ZA, Mfinanga S, Aseffa A, Ippolito G, Migliori GB, Zumla A.
Taking forward the Stop TB Partnership and World Health Organization Joint Theme for World TB Day March 24th 2018 - "Wanted: Leaders for a TB-Free World. You can make history. End TB".
Int J Infect Dis. 2018 Mar;68:122-124. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2018.03.002. Epub 2018 Mar 22. PMID: 29571578.

Tiberi S, du Plessis N, Walzl G, Vjecha MJ, Rao M, Ntoumi F, Mfinanga S, Kapata N, Mwaba P, McHugh TD, Ippolito G, Migliori GB, Maeurer MJ, Zumla A.
Tuberculosis: progress and advances in development of new drugs, treatment regimens, and host-directed therapies.
 Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 Jul;18(7):e183-e198. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30110-5. Epub 2018 Mar 23. Erratum in: Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 Apr 27;: PMID: 29580819.

Gueye NSG, Ntoumi F, Vouvoungui C, Kobawila SC, NKombo M, Mouanga AM, Deibert J, Koukouikila-Koussounda F.
Plasmodium falciparum merozoite protein-1 genetic diversity and multiplicity of infection in isolates from Congolese children consulting in a pediatric hospital in Brazzaville.
Acta Trop. 2018 Jul;183:78-83. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2018.04.012. Epub 2018 Apr 5. PMID: 29626433.

Heuvelings CC, Greve PF, de Vries SG, Visser BJ, Bélard S, Janssen S, Cremers AL, Spijker R, Shaw E, Hill RA, Zumla A, Sandgren A, van der Werf MJ, Grobusch MP.
Effectiveness of service models and organisational structures supporting tuberculosis identification and management in hard-to-reach populations in countries of low and medium tuberculosis incidence: a systematic review.
BMJ Open. 2018 Sep 8;8(9):e019642. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019642. PMID: 30196265; PMCID: PMC6129047.


Ghoma Linguissi LS, Lucaccioni V, Bates M, Zumla A, Ntoumi F.
Achieving sustainable development goals for HIV/AIDS in the Republic of the Congo — Progress, obstacles and challenges in HIV/ AIDS health services
Int J Infect Dis. 2018 Dec;77:107-112. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2018.10.009. Epub 2018 Oct 17. PMID: 30342250.

Gualano G, Mencarini P, Lauria FN, Palmieri F, Mfinanga S, Mwaba P, Chakaya J, Zumla A, Ippolito G.
Tuberculin skin test – Outdated or still useful for Latent TB infection screening?
Int J Infect Dis. 2019 Mar;80S:S20-S22. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2019.01.048. Epub 2019 Feb 6. PMID: 30738186.

Honeyborne I, Lipman M, Zumla A, McHugh TD.
The changing treatment landscape for MDR/XDR-TB - Can current clinical trials revolutionise and inform a brave new world?
Int J Infect Dis. 2019 Mar;80S:S23-S28. doi: 
10.1016/j.ijid.2019.02.006. Epub 2019 Feb 15. PMID: 30776547.

Kock RA, Haider N, Mboera LE, Zumla A
A One-Health lens for anthrax.
Lancet Planet Health. 2019 Jul;3(7):e285-e286. doi: 10.1016/S2542-5196(19)30111-1. PMID: 31326067

Petersen E, Abubakar I, Ihekweazu C, Heymann D, Ntoumi F, Blumberg L, Asogun D, Mukonka V, Lule SA, Bates M, Honeyborne I, Mfinanga S, Mwaba P, Dar O, Vairo F, Mukhtar M, Kock R, McHugh TD, Ippolito G, Zumla A.
Monkeypox - Enhancing public health preparedness for an emerging lethal human zoonotic epidemic threat in the wake of the smallpox post-eradication era.
Int J Infect Dis. 2019; Jan;78:78-84. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2018.11.008. Epub 2018 Nov 16. Review. PMID: 30453097

Rao M, Ippolito G, Mfinanga S, Ntoumi F, Yeboah-Manu D, Vilaplana C, Zumla A, Maeurer M.
Latent TB Infection (LTBI) – Mycobacterium tuberculosis pathogenesis and the dynamics of the granuloma battleground
Int J Infect Dis. 2019 Mar; 80S:S58-S61. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2019.02.035. Epub 2019 Feb 26. PMID: 30822547

Rao M, Ippolito G, Mfinanga S, Ntoumi F, Yeboah-Manu D, Vilaplana C, Zumla A, Maeurer M.
Improving treatment outcomes for MDR-TB — Novel host-directed therapies and personalised medicine of the future
Int J Infect Dis. 2019; 80S: Mar;80S:S62-S67. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2019.01.039. Epub 2019 Jan 24. PMID:30685590

Tembo J, Simulundu E, Changula K, Handley D, Gilbert M, Chilufya M, Asogun D, Ansumana R, Kapata N, Ntoumi F, Ippolito G, Zumla A, Bates M.
Recent advances in the development and evaluation of molecular diagnostics for Ebola virus disease
Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2019 Apr;19(4):325-340. doi: 10.1080/14737159.2019.1595592. Epub 2019 Apr 5. PMID: 30916590

Muneer A, Macrae B, Krishnamoorthy S, Zumla A.
Urogenital tuberculosis - epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical features.
Nat Rev Urol. 2019 Oct;16(10):573-598. doi: 10.1038/s41585-019-0228-9. Epub 2019 Sep 23. PMID: 31548730.

Lanini S, Ioannidis JPA, Vairo F, Pletschette M, Portella G, Di Bari V, Mammone A, Pisapia R, Merler S, Nguhuni B, Langer M, Di Caro A, Edwards SJL, Petrosillo N, Zumla A, Ippolito G.
Non-inferiority versus superiority trial design for new antibiotics in an era of high antimicrobial resistance: the case for post-marketing, adaptive randomised controlled trials.
Lancet Infect Dis. 2019 Dec;19(12):e444-e451. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30284-1. Epub 2019 Aug 23.PMID: 31451421

Lalle E, Biava M, Nicastri E, Colavita F, Di Caro A, Vairo F, Lanini S, Castilletti C, Langer M, Zumla A, Kobinger G, Capobianchi MR, Ippolito G.
Pulmonary Involvement during the Ebola Virus Disease.
Viruses. 2019 Aug 24 ;11(9). Pii : E780. Doi : 10.3390/v11090780. PMID: 3145059

Zumla A, Memish ZA.
Risk of antibiotic resistant meningococcal infections in Hajj pilgrims.
BMJ. 2019 Aug 23;366:l5260. Doi: 10.1136/bmj.l5260. PMID: 31444169.

Perlman S, Azhar EI, Memish ZA, Hui DS, Zumla A.
Confronting the persisting threat of the Middle East respiratory syndrome to global health security.
Lancet Infect Dis. 2020 Feb;20(2):158-160. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30347-0. Epub 2019 Jul 3. PMID: 31279728; PMCID: PMC7128339.

Memish ZA, Steffen R, White P, Dar O, Azhar EI, Sharma A, Zumla A.
Mass gatherings medicine: public health issues arising from mass gathering religious and sporting events.
Lancet. 2019 May 18;393(10185):2073-2084. Doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(19)30501-X. PMID: 31106753

Vairo F, Haider N, Kock R, Ntoumi F, Ippolito G, Zumla A.
Chikungunya– Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, Clinical Features, Management, and Prevention.
Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2019 Dec;33(4):1003-1025. Doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2019.08.006. PMID: 31668189.

Nicastri E,  Kobinger G, Vairo F, Montaldo C, Mboera L, Ansunama R, Zumla A, Ippolito G.
Ebola Virus Disease –Epidemiology, Clinical Features, Management, and Prevention.
Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2019 Dec;33(4):953-976. Doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2019.08.005. PMID: 31668200

Iannetta M, Di Caro A, Nicastri E, Vairo F,  Masanja H, Kobinger G, Mirazimi A, Ntoumi F, Zumla A, Ippolito G.
Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers Other than Ebola and Lassa.
Infect Dis Clin N Am. 2019; 33: 977–10022019 Dec;33(4):977-1002. Doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2019.08.003. PMID: 31668201

Lanini S, Ustianowski A, Pisapia R, Zumla A, Ippolito G.
Viral Hepatitis– Etiology, Epidemiology, Transmission, Diagnostics, Treatment and Prevention.
Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2019 Dec;33(4):1045-1062.doi:10.1016/j.idc.2019.08.004.PMID:31668190

Asogun DA, Günther S, Akpede GO, Ihekweazu C, Zumla A.
Lassa Fever–Epidemiology, Clinical Features, Diagnosis, Management and Prevention
Infect Dis Clin N Am 2019; Dec;33(4):933-951. Doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2019.08.002. PMID: 31668199

Zumla A, Hui DSC.
Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases–Global Overview.
Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2019 Dec;33(4):xiii-xix. Doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2019.09.001. PMID: 31668202

Azhar EI, Hui DSC, Memish ZA, Drosten C, Zumla A.
The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2019 Dec;33(4):891-905. Doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2019.08.001. PMID: 31668197

Hui DSC, Zumla A.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: Historical, Epidemiologic, and Clinical Features.
Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2019 Dec;33(4):869-889. Doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2019.07.001. PMID: 31668196

Tiberi S, Zumla A, Migliori GB.
Multidrug and Extensively Drug-resistant Tuberculosis – Epidemiology, Clinical Features, Management and Treatment.
Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2019 Dec;33(4):1063-1085. Doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2019.09.002. PMID: 31668191

Petersen E, Kantele A, Koopmans M, Asogun D, Yinka-Ogunleye A, Ihekweazu C, Zumla A.
Human Monkeypox: Epidemiologic and Clinical Characteristics, Diagnosis, and Prevention.
Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2019 Dec;33(4):1027-1043. Doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2019.03.001. Epub 2019 Apr 11.PMID: 30981594

Mikounou VL, Nguekeng Tsague B, Ntoumi F, Vouvoungui C, Charles Kobawila S.
High prevalence of norovirus and rotavirus co-infection in children with acute gastroenteritis hospitalized in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
TropMed Int Health. 2019 Dec;24(12):1427-1433. Doi: 10.1111/tmi.13317. Epub 2019 Nov 28. PMID: 31627250

Mikounou Louya V, Vouvoungui C, Koukouikila-Koussounda F, Veas F, Kobawila SC, Ntoumi F.
Molecular characterization of norovirus infection responsible for acute diarrhea in Congolese hospitalized children under five years old in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
Int J Infect Dis. 2019 Nov ;88 :41-48. Doi : 10.1016/j.ijid.2019.07.034. Epub 2019 Aug 2. PMID : 31382046

Ntoumi F.
Supporting female scientists in Africa.
Lancet. 2019 Jun 1 ;393(10187) :2196. Doi : 10.1016/S0140-6736(19)31105-5. PMID : 31162075

Peko SM, Ntoumi F, Vouvoungui C, Nderu D, Kobawila SC, Velavan TP, Koukouikila- Koussounda F.
Distribution of the cytochrome P450 CYP2C8*2 allele in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
Int J Infect Dis. 2019 Aug ;85 :49-53. Doi : 10.1016/j.ijid.2019.04.035. Epub 2019 May 9. PMID : 31078747

Mbouamboua Y, Koukouikila-Koussounda F, Ntoumi F, Adukpo S, Kombo M, Vouvoungui C,van Helden J, Kobawila SC.
Sub-microscopic Plasmodium falciparum infections in matched peripheral, placental and umbilical cord blood samples from asymptomatic Congolese women at delivery.
Acta Trop. 2019 May ;193 :142-147. Doi : 10.1016/j.actatropica.2019.03.001. Epub 2019 Mar 2. PMID : 30836060

Gampio Gueye NS, Peko SM, Nderu D, Koukouikila-Koussounda F, Vouvoungui C, Kobawila  SC, Velavan TP, Ntoumi F.
An update on glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in children from Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
Malar J. 2019 Feb 28 ;18(1) :57. Doi : 10.1186/s12936-019-2688-z. PMID : 30819192

Peko SM, Gueye NSG, Vouvoungui C, Koukouikila-Koussounda F, Kobawila SC, Nderu D, Velavan TP, Ntoumi F.
Cytochrome P450 CYP2B6*6 distribution among Congolese individuals with HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria infection.
Int J Infect Dis. 2019 May ;82 :111-116. Doi : 10.1016/j.ijid.2019.02.025. Epub 2019 Feb 25.PMID : 30818046

Colavita F, Vairo F, Carletti F, Boccardo B, Ferraro F, Iaiani G, Al Moghazi S, Galardo G, Lalle E,
Selvaggi C, Scognamiglio P, Capobianchi MR, Ippolito G, Castilletti C.
Full-Length genome sequence of a dengue serotype 1 virus isolate from a traveler returning from Democratic Republic of Congo to Italy, July 2019.
Int J Infect Dis.2020 Mar ;92 :46-48. Doi : 10.1016/j.ijid.2019.12.023. Epub 2019 Dec 19.PMID : 31866548

El-Kafrawy SA, Corman VM, Tolah AM, Al Masaudi SA, Hassan AM, Müller MA, Bleicker T, Harakeh SM, Alzahrani AA, Alsaaidi GA, Alagili AN, Hashem AM, Zumla A, Drosten C, Azhar EI.
Enzootic patterns of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in imported African and local Arabian dromedary camels : a prospective genomic study.
Lancet Planet Health. 2019 Dec;3(12):e521-e528. doi: 10.1016/S2542-5196(19)30243-8. Epub 2019 Dec 16. PMID: 31843456; PMCID: PMC6926486.

Bordoni V, Lalle E, Colavita F, Baiocchini A, Nardacci R, Falasca L, Carletti F, Cimini E, Bordi L, Kobinger G, D'Ambrosio V, Natale F, Giancotti A, Manganaro L, Del Nonno F, Zumla A, Liuzzi G, Ippolito G, Capobianchi MR, Agrati C, Castilletti C.
Rescue of Replication-Competent ZIKV Hidden in Placenta-Derived Mesenchymal Cells Long After the Resolution of the Infection.
Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Oct 9;6(10):ofz342. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofz342. PMID: 31660333; PMCID: PMC6785694.


Coronavirus publications

Hui DS, I Azhar E, Madani TA, Ntoumi F, Kock R, Dar O, Ippolito G, McHugh TD, Memish ZA,
Drosten C, Zumla A, Petersen E.
The continuing 2019-nCoV epidemic threat of novel coronaviruses to global health - The latest 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China.
Int J Infect Dis.2020 Feb;91:264-266. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.01.009. Epub 2020 Jan 14. PMID: 31953166

Zumla A, Hui DS, Azhar EI, Memish ZA, Maeurer M.
Reducing mortality from 2019-nCoV: host-directed therapies should be an option. 
Lancet. 2020 Feb 22;395(10224):e35-e36. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30305-6. Epub 2020 Feb 5.  PMID: 32035018

Kock RA, Karesh WB, Veas F, Velavan TP, Simons D, Mboera LEG, Dar O, Arruda LB, Zumla A.
2019 -nCoV in context: lessons learned?
Lancet Planet Health. 2020 Mar;4(3):e87-e88. doi: 10.1016/S2542-5196(20)30035-8. Epub 2020 Feb 7. PMID: 32035507; PMCID: PMC7128686.

Ippolito G, Huis DS, Ntoumi F, Maeurer M, Zumla A.
Toning down the 2019-nCoV media hype—and restoring hope.
Lancet Respir Med.  2020 Mar;8(3):230-231. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30070-9. Epub 2020 Feb 12. PMID: 32146924

Memish ZA, Perlman S, Van Kerkhove MD, Zumla A.
Middle East respiratory syndrome.
Lancet. 2020 Mar 28;395(10229):1063-1077. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(19)33221-0. Epub 2020 Mar 4. PMID: 32145185;

Haider N, Yavlinsky A, Simons D, Osman AY, Ntoumi F, Zumla A, Kock R.
Passengers' destinations from China: low risk of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) transmission into Africa and South America. 
Epidemiol Infect. 2020;148:e41. Published 2020 Feb 26. doi:10.1017/S0950268820000424. PMID: 32100667

Kapata N, Ihekweazu C, Ntoumi F, Tajudeen R, Chanda-Kapata P, Mwaba P, Mukonka V,Bates M, Tembo J, Corman V, MfinangaS, AsogunD, Elton L, Arruda LB, Thomason MJ, Mboera L, Yavlinsky A, Haider N, Simons D, Hollmann L,  Lule SA, Veas F, Hamid MMA, Dar O, Edwards SJL, Vairo F, McHugh TD, Drosten C, Kock R, Ippolito G, Zumla A.
Is Africa prepared for tackling the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) epidemic? - lessons from past outbreaks, ongoing pan-African public health efforts, and implications for the future
Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Apr;93:233-236. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.02.049. Epub 2020 Feb 28. PMID: 32119980;

Zumla A, Niederman MS.
The explosive epidemic outbreak of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the persistent threat of respiratory tract infectious diseases to global health security.
Curr Opin Pulm Med.  2020 May;26(3):193-196. doi: 10.1097/MCP.0000000000000676. PMID: 32132379;

Albarello F, Pianura E, Di Stefano F, Cristofaro M, Petrone A,  Marchioni L, Palazzolo C,
Schininà V, Nicastri E, Petrosillo N, Campioni P, Petersen E, Zumla A, Ippolito G, COVID 19 INMI Study Group.
2019-novel Coronavirus severe adult respiratory distress syndrome in two cases in Italy: An uncommon radiological presentation
Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Apr;93:192-197. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.02.043. Epub 2020 Feb 26. PMID: 32112966; 

McCloskey B, Zumla A, Ippolito G, Blumberg L, Arbon P, Cicero A, Endericks T, Lim PL, Borodina M, on behalf of the WHO Novel Coronavirus-19 Mass Gatherings Expert Group
Mass gathering events and reducing further global spread of COVID-19: a political and public health dilemma.
Lancet. 2020 Apr 4;395(10230):1096-1099. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30681-4. Epub 2020 Mar 20. PMID: 32203693; 

Chanda-Kapata P, Kapata N, Zumla A,
COVID-19 and malaria: A symptom screening challenge for malaria endemic countries.
Int J Infect Dis. 2020 May;94:151-153. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.04.007. Epub 2020 Apr 27. PMID: 32344326;

Abena PM, Decloedt EH, Bottieau E, Suleman F, Adejumo P, Sam-Agudu NA, Muyembe TamFum JJ, Seydi M, Eholie SP, Mills EJ, Kallay O, Zumla A, Nachega JB.                    
Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine for the Prevention or Treatment of Novel CoronavirusDisease (COVID-19) in Africa: Caution for Inappropriate Off-Label Use in Healthcare Settings
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Jun;102(6):1184-1188. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-0290. PMID: 32323646; 

Raoult D, Zumla A, Locatelli F, Ippolito G, Kroemer G.                                                          
Coronavirus infections: Epidemiological, clinical and immunological features and hypotheses
Cell Stress. 2020 Mar 2;4(4):66-75. doi: 10.15698/cst2020.04.216. PMID: 32292881

Petersen E, McCloskey B, Hui DS, Kock R, Ntoumi F, Memish ZA, Kapata N, Azhar EI, Pollack M, Madoff LC, Hamer DH, Nachega JB, Pshenichnaya N, Zumla A
COVID-19 travel restrictions and the International Health Regulations - Call for an open debate on easing of travel restrictions.
Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Apr 17;94:88-90. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.04.029. PMID: 32305518 

McCloskey B, Zumla A, Lim PL, Endericks T, Arbon P, Cicero A, Borodina M
A risk-based approach is best for decision making on holding mass gathering events.
Lancet. 2020 Apr 18;395(10232):1256-1257. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30794-7. Epub 2020 Apr 2. PMID: 32247321

Nachega JB, Seydi M, Zumla A.
The Late Arrival of COVID-19 in Africa - Mitigating Pan-Continental Spread
Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 28;71(15):875-878. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa353. PMID: 32227121

Dexter D, Simons D, Kiyaga C, Kapata N, Ntoumi F, Kock R, Zumla A
Mitigating the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on sickle cell disease services in African countries
Lancet Haematol. 2020 Jun;7(6):e430-e432. doi: 10.1016/S2352-3026(20)30122-8. Epub 2020 Apr 23. PMID: 32334676

Mehtar S, Preiser W, Lakhe NA, Bousso A, TamFum JM, Kallay O, Seydi M, Zumla A, Nachega JB.
Limiting the spread of COVID-19 in Africa: one size mitigation strategies do not fit all countries. 
Lancet Global Health. 2020 Jul;8(7):e881-e883. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30212-6. Epub 2020 Apr 28. PMID: 32530422;

Velavan TP and Meyer CG.
Mild vs. Severe COVID19: Laboratory markers,
Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Jun;95:304-307. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.04.061. Epub 2020 Apr 25. PMID: 32344011;

Nachega JB, Leisegang R, Kallay O, Mills EJ, Zumla A, Lester RT.
Mobile Health Technology for Enhancing the COVID-19 Response in Africa: A Potential Game Changer?
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Jul;103(1):3-5. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-0506. Epub 2020 May 29. PMID: 32476643;

Nachega JB, Grimwood A, Mahomed H, Fatti G, Preiser W, Kallay O, Mbala PK, Muyembe JT, Rwagasore E, Nsanzimana S, Ngamije D, Condo J, Sidat M, Noormahomed EV, Reid M, Lukeni B, Suleman F, Mteta A, Zumla A.
From Easing Lockdowns to Scaling-Up Community-Based COVID-19 Screening, Testing, and Contact Tracing in Africa - Shared Approaches, Innovations, and Challenges to Minimize Morbidity and Mortality.
Clin Infect Dis. 2020 May 31:ciaa695. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa695. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32474594

Aleksova A, Ferro F, Gagno G, Cappelletto C, Santon D, Rossi M, Ippolito G, Zumla A, Beltrami AP, Sinagra G.
COVID-19 and renin-angiotensin system inhibition: role of angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) - Is there any scientific evidence for controversy?
J Intern Med. 2020 May 27:10.1111/joim.13101. doi: 10.1111/joim.13101. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32459372; 

Carsetti R, Quintarelli C, Quinti I, Piano Mortari E, Zumla A, Ippolito G, Locatelli F.
The immune system of children: the key to understanding SARS-CoV-2 susceptibility?
Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2020 Jun;4(6):414-416. doi: 10.1016/S2352-4642(20)30135-8. Epub 2020 May 6.PMID: 32458804

Messina F, Giombini E, Agrati C, Vairo F, Ascoli Bartoli T, Al Moghazi S, Piacentini M, Locatelli F, Kobinger G, Maeurer M, Zumla A, Capobianchi MR, Lauria FN, Ippolito G; COVID 19 INMI Network Study Group.
COVID-19: Viral-Host Interactome Analyzed by Network Based-Approach Model to Study Pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 Infection
J Transl Med. 2020 Jun 10;18(1):233. doi: 10.1186/s12967-020-02405-w. PMID: 32522207

Zumla A, Wang FS, Ippolito G, Petrosillo N, Agrati C, Azhar EI, El-Kafrawy SA, Osman M, Zitvogel L, Locatelli F, Gorman E, O'Kane C, Mcauley D, Maeurer M.
Reducing mortality and morbidity in patients with severe COVID-19 disease by advancing ongoing trials of Mesenchymal Stromal (stem) Cell (MSC) therapy - achieving global consensus and visibility for cellular host-directed therapies.
Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Jul;96:431-439. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.05.040. Epub 2020 May 17. PMID: 32425638;

Bordoni V, Sacchi A, Cimini E, Notari S, Grassi G, Tartaglia E, Casetti R, Giancola L, Bevilacqua N, Maeurer M, Zumla A, Locatelli F, De Benedetti F, Palmieri F, Marchioni L, Capobianchi MR, D'Offizi G, Petrosillo N, Antinori A, Nicastri E, Ippolito G, Agrati C.
An Inflammatory Profile Correlates with Decreased Frequency of Cytotoxic Cells in COVID-19.
Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Nov 19;71(16):2272-2275. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa577. PMID: 32407466; PMCID: PMC7239202.

Agrati C, Sacchi A, Bordoni V, Cimini E, Notari S, Grassi G, Casetti R, Tartaglia E, Lalle E, D'Abramo A, Castilletti C, Marchioni L, Shi Y, Mariano A, Song JW, Zhang JY, Wang Fu-S, Zhang C, Fimia GM, Capobianchi MR, Piacentini M, Antinori A, Nicastri E, Maeurer M,                 Zumla A, Ippolito G.
Expansion of myeloid-derived suppressor cells in patients with severe coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Cell Death Differ. 2020 Nov;27(11):3196-3207. doi: 10.1038/s41418-020-0572-6. Epub 2020 Jun 8. PMID: 32514047; PMCID: PMC7278239.

Ntoumi F, Velavan TP.
COVID-19 in Africa: between hope and reality.
Lancet Infect Dis. 2021 Mar;21(3):315. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30465-5. 

Velavan TP*, Pollard AJ, Kremsner PG.
Herd immunity and vaccination of children for COVID-19.
Int J Infect Dis. 2020.   2020 Sep;98:14-15. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.06.065. Epub 2020 Jun 23. PMID: 32585285

Velavan TP, Meyer CG.
The COVID‐19 epidemic.
Trop Med IntHealth.2020 Mar;25(3):278-280. doi: 10.1111/tmi.13383. Epub 2020 Feb 16.PMID: 32052514

Kapepula PM, Kabengele JK, Kingombe M, Van Bambeke F, Tulkens PM, Sadiki Kishabongo A, Decloedt E, Zumla A, Tiberi S, Suleman F, Tshilolo L, Muyembe-TamFum JJ, Zumla A, Nachega JB.
Artemisia Spp. Derivatives for COVID-19 Treatment: Anecdotal Use, Political Hype, Treatment Potential, Challenges, and Road Map to Randomized Clinical Trials.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Sep;103(3):960-964. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-0820.PMID: 32705976

Nikolai LA, Meyer CG, Kremsner PG, Velavan TP.
Asymptomatic SARS Coronavirus 2 infection: Invisible yet invincible.
Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Nov;100:112-116. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.08.076. Epub 2020 Sep 3. PMID: 32891737; PMCID: PMC7470698.

Petersen E, Wejse C, Zumla A.
Advancing COVID-19 vaccines - avoiding different regulatory standards for different vaccines and need for open and transparent data sharing.
Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Sep;98:501-502. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.08.043. Epub 2020 Aug 19. PMID: 32822866

Barry M, Phan MV, Akkielah L, Al-Majed F, Alhetheel A, Somily A, Alsubaie SS, McNabb SJ, Cotten M, Zumla A, Memish ZA. 
Nosocomial outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus: A phylogenetic, epidemiological, clinical and infection control analysis.
Travel Med Infect Dis. 2020 Sep-Oct;37:101807. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2020.101807. Epub 2020 Jun 27. PMID: 32599173; PMCID: PMC7319941.

de Sousa E, Ligeiro D, Lérias JR, Zhang C, Agrati C, Osman M, El-Kafrawy SA, Azhar EI, Ippolito G, Wang FS, Zumla A, Maeurer M.
Mortality in COVID-19 disease patients: Correlating the association of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) with severe acute respiratory syndrome 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variants.
Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Sep;98:454-459. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.07.016. Epub 2020 Jul 18. PMID: 32693089; 

Nachega JB, Mbala-Kingebeni P, Otshudiema J, Zumla A, Tam-Fum JM.
The colliding epidemics of COVID-19, Ebola, and measles in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Lancet Glob Health. 2020 Aug;8(8):e991-e992. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30281-3. Epub 2020 Jun 23. PMID: 32589875

Ansumana R, Sankoh O, Zumla A.
Effects of disruption from COVID-19 on antimalarial strategies.
Nature Medicine. 2020 Sep;26(9):1334-1336. doi: 10.1038/s41591-020-1047-5. PMID: 32807937.

Zhang JY, Wang XM, Xing X, Xu Z, Zhang C, Song JW, Fan X, Xia P, Fu JL, Wang SY, Xu RN, Dai XP, Shi L, Huang L, Jiang TJ, Shi M, Zhang Y, Zumla A, Maeurer M, Bai F, Wang FS.
Single-cell landscape of immunological responses in patients with COVID-19.
Nature Immunology. 2020 Sep;21(9):1107-1118. doi: 10.1038/s41590-020-0762-x. Epub 2020 Aug 12.PMID: 32788748

Meng F, Xu R, Wang S, Xu Z, Zhang C, Li Y, Yang T, Shi L, Fu J, Jiang T, Huang L, Zhao P, Yuan X, Fan X, Zhang JY, Song J, Zhang D, Jiao Y, Liu L, Zhou C, Maeurer M, Zumla A, Shi M, Wang FS.
Human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cell therapy in patients with COVID-19: a phase 1 clinical trial.
Nature - Signal Transduct Target Ther. 2020 Aug27;5(1):172. doi: 10.1038/s41392-020-00286-5.PMID: 32855385

Song JW, Zhang C, Fan X, Meng FP, Xu Z, Xia P, Cao WJ, Yang T, Dai XP, Wang SY, Xu RN, Jiang TJ, Li WG, Zhang DW, Zhao P, Shi M, Agrati C, Ippolito G, Maeurer M, Zumla A, Wang FS, Zhang JY.
Immunological and inflammatory profiles in mild and severe cases of COVID-19.
Nature Communications. 2020 Jul 8;11(1):3410. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-17240-2.

Ong CWM, Migliori GB, Raviglione M, MacGregor-Skinner G, Sotgiu G, Alffenaar JW, Tiberi S, Adlhoch C, Alonzi T, Archuleta S, Brusin S, Cambau E, Capobianchi MR, Castilletti C, Centis R, Cirillo DM, D'Ambrosio L, Delogu G, Esposito SMR, Figueroa J, Friedland JS, Ho BCH, Ippolito G, Jankovic M, Kim HY, Rosales Klintz S, Ködmön C, Lalle E, Leo YS, Leung CC, Märtson AG, Melazzini MG, Najafi Fard S, Penttinen P, Petrone L, Petruccioli E, Pontali E, Saderi L, Santin M, Spanevello A, van Crevel R, van der Werf MJ, Visca D, Viveiros M, Zellweger JP, Zumla A, Goletti D.
Epidemic and pandemic viral infections: impact on tuberculosis and the lung: A consensus by the World Association for Infectious Diseases and Immunological Disorders (WAidid), Global Tuberculosis Network (GTN), and members of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Study Group for Mycobacterial Infections (ESGMYC).
Eur Respir J. 2020 Oct 1;56(4):2001727. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01727-2020. PMID: 32586885; PMCID: PMC7527651.

Zumla A, Azhar EI, Alqahtani S, Shafi S, Memish ZA.
COVID-19 and the scaled-down 2020 Hajj Pilgrimage-Decisive, logical and prudent decision making by Saudi authorities overcomes pre-Hajj public health concerns.
Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Oct;99:34-36. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.08.006. Epub 2020 Aug 6. PMID: 32771631; PMCID: PMC7409790.

Falasca L, Nardacci R, Colombo D, Lalle E, Di Caro A, Nicastri E, Antinori A, Petrosillo N, Marchioni L, Biava G, D'Offizi G, Palmieri F, Goletti D, Zumla A, Ippolito G, Piacentini M, Del Nonno F.
Postmortem Findings in Italian Patients With COVID-19: A Descriptive Full Autopsy Study of Cases With and Without Comorbidities.
J Infect Dis. 2020 Nov 9;222(11):1807-1815. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiaa578. PMID: 32914853; PMCID: PMC7543426.

Melenotte C, Silvin A, Goubet AG, Lahmar I, Dubuisson A, Zumla A, Raoult D, Merad M, Gachot B, Hénon C, Solary E, Fontenay M, André F, Maeurer M, Ippolito G, Piacentini M, Wang FS, Ginhoux F, Marabelle A, Kroemer G, Derosa L, Zitvogel L. 46.    
Immune responses during COVID-19 infection.
Oncoimmunology. 2020 Aug 25;9(1):1807836. doi: 10.1080/2162402X.2020.1807836.

Nachega JB, Mbala-Kingebeni P, Otshudiema J, Mobula LM, Preiser W, Kallay O, Michaels-Strasser S, Breman JG, Rimoin AW, Nsio J, Ahuka-Mundeke S, Zumla A, Muyembe Tam-Fum JJ.
Responding to the Challenge of the Dual COVID-19 and Ebola Epidemics in the Democratic Republic of Congo-Priorities for Achieving Control.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Aug;103(2):597-602. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-0642. Epub 2020 Jun 19.

Petersen E, Memish ZA, Zumla A, Maani AA.
Transmission of respiratory tract infections at mass gathering events.
Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2020 May;26(3):197-202. doi: 10.1097/MCP.0000000000000675.

Zumla A, Marais BJ, McHugh TD, Maeurer M, Zumla A, Kapata N, Ntoumi F, Chanda-Kapata P, Mfinanga S, Centis R, Cirillo DM, Petersen E, Hui DS, Ippolito G, Leung CC, Migliori GB, Tiberi S.
COVID-19 and tuberculosis-threats and opportunities.
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2020 Aug 1;24(8):757-760. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.20.0387.

Haider N, Yavlinsky A, Chang YM, Hasan MN, Benfield C, Osman AY, Uddin MJ, Dar O, Ntoumi F, Zumla A, Kock R.
The Global Health Security index and Joint External Evaluation score for health preparedness are not correlated with countries' COVID-19 detection response time and mortality outcome.
Epidemiol Infect. 2020 Sep 7;148:e210. doi: 10.1017/S0950268820002046. PMID: 32892793.

Ansumana R, Sankoh O, Zumla A.
Effects of disruption from COVID-19 on antimalarial strategies.
Nat Med. 2020 Sep;26(9):1334-1336. doi: 10.1038/s41591-020-1047-5. PMID: 32807937.

Simulundu E, Mupeta F, Chanda-Kapata P, Saasa N, Changula K, Muleya W, Chitanga S, Mwanza M, Simusika P, Chambaro H, Mubemba B, Kajihara M, Chanda D, Mulenga L, Fwoloshi S, Shibemba AL, Kapaya F, Zulu P, Musonda K, Monze M, Sinyange N, Mazaba ML, Kapin'a M, Chipimo PJ, Hamoonga R, Simwaba D, Ngosa W, Morales AN, Kayeyi N, Tembo J, Bates M, Orba Y, Sawa H, Takada A, Nalubamba KS, Malama K, Mukonka V, Zumla A, Kapata N.
First COVID-19 case in Zambia - Comparative phylogenomic analyses of SARS-CoV-2 detected in African countries.
Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Jan;102:455-459. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.09.1480. Epub 2020 Oct 6. PMID: 33035675; PMCID: PMC7537667.

Haider N, Osman AY, Gadzekpo A, Akipede GO, Asogun D, Ansumana R, Lessells RJ, Khan P, Hamid MMA, Yeboah-Manu D, Mboera L, Shayo EH, Mmbaga BT, Urassa M, Musoke D, Kapata N, Ferrand RA, Kapata PC, Stigler F, Czypionka T, Zumla A, Kock R, McCoy D.
Lockdown measures in response to COVID-19 in nine sub-Saharan African countries.
BMJ Glob Health. 2020 Oct;5(10):e003319. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-003319. PMID: 33028699; PMCID: PMC7542624.

Ntoumi, F
What if tropical diseases had as much attention as COVID?
Nature. 2020 Nov;587(7834):331. doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-03220-5.

Haider N, Rothman-Ostrow P, Osman Abdinasir Y, Arruda LB, Macfarlane-Berry L, Elton L, Thomason MJ, Yeboah-Manu D, Ansumana R, Kapata N, Mboera L, Rushton J, McHugh TD., Heymann D L., Zumla A, Kock R A.
COVID-19- Zoonoses or Emerging Infectious Diseases?
Front Public Health. 2020 Nov 26;8:596944. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.596944. PMID: 33324602; PMCID: PMC7725765.

Owusu M, Sylverken AA, Ankrah ST, El-Duah P, Ayisi-Boateng NK, Yeboah R, Gorman R, Asamoah J, Binger T, Acheampong G, Bekoe FA, Ohene SA, Larsen-Reindorf R, Awuah AA, Amuasi J, Owusu-Dabo E, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Phillips RO.
Epidemiological profile of SARS-CoV-2 among selected regions in Ghana: A cross-sectional retrospective study.
PLoS One. 2020 Dec 10;15(12):e0243711. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0243711. PMID: 33301533; PMCID: PMC7728229.

Kwarteng A, Asiedu E, Sylverken AA
Computational analyses of the G476S variant of SARS-CoV-2: A focus on the interaction with human ACE-2 and neutralizing antibodies.
(2020).  10.21203/rs.3.rs-98463/v1.

Ayisi-Boateng NK, Owusu M, Tawiah P, Ampah BA, Sylverken AA, Wusu-Ansah OK, Sarfo FS, Phillips RO.
Profile and outcomes of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 at a tertiary institution hospital in Ghana.
Ghana Med J. 2020 Dec;54(4 Suppl):39-45. doi: 10.4314/gmj.v54i4s.7. PMID: 33976440; PMCID: PMC8087356.

Ippolito G, Lauria FN, Locatelli F, Magrini N, Montaldo C, Sadun R, Maeurer M, Strada G, Vairo F, Curiale S, Lafont A, di Caro A, Capobianchi MR, Meilicke R, Petersen E, Zumla A, Pletschette M.
Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic-Unique Opportunities for Unifying, Revamping and Reshaping Epidemic Preparedness of Europe's Public Health Systems.
Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Dec;101:361-366. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.10.094. Epub 2020 Nov 2. PMID: 33152511.

Sacchi A, Grassi G, Bordoni V, Lorenzini P, Cimini E, Casetti R, Tartaglia E, Marchioni L, Petrosillo N, Palmieri F, D'Offizi G, Notari S, Tempestilli M, Capobianchi MR, Nicastri E, Maeurer M, Zumla A, Locatelli F, Antinori A, Ippolito G, Agrati C.
Early expansion of myeloid-derived suppressor cells inhibits SARS-CoV-2 specific T-cell response and may predict fatal COVID-19 outcome.
Cell Death Dis. 2020 Oct 27;11(10):921. doi: 10.1038/s41419-020-03125-1. PMID: 33110074; PMCID: PMC7590570.

Non-Covid publications-2020

Bomanji J, Sharma R, Mittal BR, Gambhir S, Qureshy A, Begum SMF, Paez D, Sathekge M, Vorster M, Saranovic DS, Pusuwan P, Mann V, Vinjamuri S, Zumla A, Pascual TNB; ;
International Atomic Energy Agency Extra-pulmonary TB Consortium.
PET/CT features of extrapulmonary tuberculosis at first clinical presentation: a cross-sectional observational 18F-FDG imaging study across six countries. 
Eur Respir J.2020 Feb 27;55(2). pii: 1901959. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01959-2019. Print 2020 Feb.  PMID: 31831584

Chakaya JM, Marais B, du Cros P, Ntoumi F, Mfinanga S, Kapata N, Hasnain SE, Nathavitharana R, Zumla A.
Programmatic versus personalised approaches to managing the global epidemic of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
Lancet Respir Med. 2020 Apr;8(4):334-335. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30104-1. Epub 2020 Feb 27. PMID: 32113573.

Tiberi S, Migliori GB, Muhwa Chakaya J, Kaesava T, Al Abri SS, Wejse C, Goletti D, Kapata N, Sotgiu G, Bomanji J, Zellweger JP, Hasan R, Irfan M, Ahmed I, Pshenichnaya N, Vasilieva I, Yeboah-Manu D, Alffenaar JW, Kim HY, Centis R, Cirillo DM, Alagna R, D'Ambrosio L, Cui X, Cao B, Maeurer M, Harries AD, Ippolito G, Raviglione M, Zumla A, Petersen E.
Commemorating World TB Day 2020: "IT'S TIME" - It's time to End the Global TB Epidemic.
Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Mar;92S:S1-S4. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.03.001. Epub 2020 Mar 4. PMID: 32145464.

Zumla A, Ippolito G, Ntoumi F, Seyfert-Margolies V, Nagu TJ, Cirillo D, Chakaya JM, Marais B, Maeurer M.
Host-directed therapies and holistic care for tuberculosis.
Lancet Respir Med. 2020 Apr;8(4):337-340. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30078-3. Epub 2020 Feb 27

Mwaba P, Chakaya JM, Petersen E, Wejse C, Zumla A, Kapata N.
Advancing New diagnostic tests for Latent TB infection due multi-drug resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis - End of the road? 
Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Mar;92S:S69-S71. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.02.011. Epub 2020 Feb 28. PMID: 32119979

Priftakis D, Riaz S, Zumla A, Bomanji J.
Towards more accurate 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (18F-FDG PET) imaging in active and latent tuberculosis.
Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Mar;92S:S85-S90. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.02.017. Epub 2020 Feb 27. PMID: 32114199.

Ihekweazu C, Yinka-Ogunleye A, Lule S, Ibrahim A.
Importance of epidemiological research of monkeypox: is incidence increasing?
Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2020 May;18(5):389-392. doi: 10.1080/14787210.2020.1735361. Epub 2020 Mar 2. PMID: 32096659.

Yavlinsky A, Lule SA, Burns R, Zumla A, McHugh TD, Ntoumi F, Masanja H, Mwakasungula S, Abubakar I, Aldridge RW.
Mobile-based and open-source case detection and infectious disease outbreak management systems; a review.
Wellcome Open Res. 2020, 5:37 doi.org/10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15723.1

Marais BJ, Chakaya J, Swaminathan S, Fox GJ, Ehtesham NZ, Ntoumi F, Maeurer M, Zumla A.
Tackling long-term morbidity and mortality after successful tuberculosis treatment 
Lancet Infect Dis. 2020 Jun;20(6):641-642. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30167-5. Epub 2020 Mar 23.

Zumla A, Yeboah-Manu D, Michel AL, Azhar EI, Torrelles JB, Cadmus SI, Kendall SL, Chakaya JM, Marais B, Kock R.
Zoonotic tuberculosis-a call for an open One Health debate
Lancet Infect Dis. 2020 Jun;20(6):642-644. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30166-3. Epub 2020 Mar 23. PMID: 32213331.

Sahu S, Ditiu L, Lawson L, Ntoumi F, Arakaki D, Zumla A.
UN General Assembly tuberculosistargets: are we on track?.
Lancet. 2020 Mar 21;395(10228):928-930. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30565-1. PMID: 32199477.

Simulundu E, Ndashe K,Chambaro HM, Squarre D,Reilly PM, Chitanga S,Changula K, Mukubesa AN,Ndebe J, Tembo J, Kapata N, Bates M, Sinkala Y,Hang’ombe BM, Nalubamba KS, Kajihara M, Sasaki M, Orba Y, Takada A, Sawa H.
West Nile Virus in Farmed Crocodiles, Zambia, 2019.
Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 Apr;26(4):811-814. doi: 10.3201/eid2604.190954.PMID: 32187004

Danso EK,  Asare P ,   Otchere ID , Akyeh LM ,  Asante-Poku A , Aboagye SY, Osei-Wusu S , Opare D , Ntoumi F,  Zumla A , Duodu S,  Yeboah-Manu D.
A Molecular and Epidemiological Study of Vibrio Cholerae Isolates From Cholera Outbreaks in Southern Ghana
PLoS One. 2020 Jul 10;15(7):e0236016. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0236016. eCollection 2020. PMID: 32649692;

Ahsan A, Haider N, Kock R, Benfield C.
Possible Drivers of the 2019 Dengue Outbreak in Bangladesh: The Need for a Robust Community-Level Surveillance System.
 J Med Entomol. 2021 Jan 12;58(1):37-39. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjaa150. PMID: 32725192.

Elton L , Thomason MJ , Tembo J, Velavan TP, Pallerla SR , Arruda LB , Vairo F , Montaldo C , Ntoumi F, Abdel Hamid MM , Haider N , Kock R , Ippolito G ,  Zumla A,  McHugh TD, the PANDORA-ID-NET consortium
Antimicrobial resistance preparedness in sub-Saharan African countries
 Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2020 Aug 28;9(1):145. doi: 10.1186/s13756-020-00800-y. PMID: 32859252;

Vairo F, Aimè Coussoud-Mavoungou MP, Ntoumi F, Castilletti C, Kitembo L, Haider N, Carletti F, Colavita F, Gruber CEM, Iannetta M, Messina F, Lanini S, Ulrich Judicaël B, Giombini E, Montaldo C, Portella C, Diafouka-Diatela S, Rueca M, Kock R, Bartolini B, Mboera L, Munster V, Fischer R, Seifert S, Muñoz-Fontela C, Escudero-Pérez B, Gomez-Medina S, Nelson EV, Kjia Tungu P, Nicastri E, Puro V, Di Caro A, Capobianchi MR, Mikolo JL, Zumla A, Ippolito G, On Behalf Of The Pandora-Id-Net Consortium Chikungunya Outbreak Group Taskforce.   
Chikungunya Outbreak in the Republic of the Congo, 2019-Epidemiological, Virological and Entomological Findings of a South-North Multidisciplinary Taskforce Investigation.

Viruses. 2020 Sep 13;12(9):E1020. doi: 10.3390/v12091020. PMID: 32933109.

Haider N, Vairo F, Ippolito G, Zumla A, Kock RA.
Basic Reproduction Number of Chikungunya Virus Transmitted by Aedes Mosquitoes.
Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 Oct;26(10):2429-2431. doi: 10.3201/eid2610.190957. PMID: 32946722.

El-Duah P, Dei D, Binger T, Sylverken A, Wollny R, Tasiame W, Oppong S, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Emikpe B, Folitse R, Drexler JF, Phillips R, Drosten C, Corman VM.
Detection and genomic characterization of hepatitis E virus genotype 3 from pigs in Ghana, Africa.
One Health Outlook. 2020 Jul 20;2:10. doi: 10.1186/s42522-020-00018-3. PMID: 33829131; PMCID: PMC7993477.

Magassouba N, Koivogui E, Conde S, Kone M, Koropogui M, Soropogui B, Kekoura I, Hinzmann J, Günther S, Keita S, Duraffour S, Fichet-Calvet E.
A Sporadic and Lethal Lassa Fever Case in Forest Guinea, 2019.
Viruses. 2020 Sep 23;12(10):E1062. doi: 10.3390/v12101062. PMID: 32977629.

Okoror L , Kapona O , Mpanga K., Tobin A, Asogun D.
Ebola Virus Diseasea Preparedness in Countries Bordering Democratic Republic of Congo: Lessons from West African Outbreak
Afr J Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 31;14(2):36-41. doi: 10.21010/ajid.v14i2.6. PMID: 33884349; PMCID: PMC8047294.

Lule SA, Gupta RK, Krutikov M, Jackson C, Southern J, Abubakar I.  
The relationship between social risk factors and latent tuberculosis infection among individuals residing in England: a cross-sectional study.
BMJ Glob Health. 2020 Dec;5(12):e003550. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-003550. PMID: 33293291; PMCID: PMC7722758.

Elaagip A, Alsedig K, Altahir O, Ageep T, Ahmed A, Siam HA, Samy AM, Mohamed W, Khalid F, Gumaa S, Mboera L, Sindato C, Elton L, Zumla A, Haider N, Kock R, Abdel Hamid MM.
Seroprevalence and associated risk factors of Dengue fever in Kassala state, eastern Sudan.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020 Dec 9;14(12):e0008918. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0008918. PMID: 33296362; PMCID: PMC7752093.

Springer A, Shuaib YA, Isaa MH, Ezz-Eldin MI, Osman AY, Yagoub IA, Abdalla MA, Bakiet AO, Mohmed-Noor SE, Schaper S, Rieß R, Dobler G, Strube C, Bakkes DK, Chitimia-Dobler L.
Tick Fauna and Associated Rickettsia, Theileria, and Babesia spp. in Domestic Animals in Sudan (North Kordofan and Kassala States).
Microorganisms. 2020 Dec 11;8(12):E1969. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms8121969. PMID: 33322349.

Other publications of interest by PANDORA members-2020

Petersen E, Hui D, Hamer D, Blumberg L, Madoff L, Pollack M, Lee SS, McLellan S, Memish Z, Praharaj I, Wasserman S, Ntoumi F, Azhar EA, McHugh TD, Kock R, Ippolito G, Zumla A, Koopmans M.
Li Wenliang, a face to the frontline healthcare worker. The first doctor to notify the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2, (COVID-19), outbreak.
Int J Infect Dis 2020 Apr;93:205-207. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.02.052. Epub 2020 Mar 4. PMID: 32142979

Gualano G, Musso M, Mosti S, Mencarini P, Mastrobattista A, Pareo C, Zaccarelli M, Migliorisi P, Vittozzi P, Zumla A, Ippolito G, Palmieri F.
Usefulness of bronchoalveolar lavage in the management of patients presenting with lung infiltrates and suspect COVID-19-associated pneumonia: A case report. 
Int J Infect Dis.  2020 Aug;97:174-176. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.05.027. Epub 2020 May 11. PMID: 32437932; PMCID: PMC7211646.

Mukonzo JK, Kengo A, Kutesa B, Nanzigu S, Pohanka A, McHugh TD, Zumla A, Aklillu E.
Role of pharmacogenetics in rifampicin pharmacokinetics and the potential effect on TB-rifampicin sensitivity among Ugandan patients. 
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Feb 7;114(2):107-114. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trz108.PMID: 31789383

Marais BJ, Amanullah F, Gupta A, Becerra MC, Snow K, Ngadaya E, Sharma M, Hesseling AC,
Chakaya M, Zumla A.
Tuberculosis in children, adolescents, and women.
Lancet Respir Med. 2020 Apr;8(4):335-337. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30077-1. Epub 2020 Feb 27. PMID: 32113571.

Hsu D, Irfan M, Jabeen K, Iqbal N, Hasan R, Migliori GB, Zumla A, Visca D, Centis R, Tiberi S.
Post tuberculosis treatment infectious complications 
Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Mar;92S:S41-S45. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.02.032. Epub 2020 Feb 27.   PMID: 32114203.

Lanini S, Montaldo C, Nicastri E, Vairo F, Agrati C, Petrosillo N, Scognamiglio P, Antinori A, Puro V, Di Caro A, De Carli G, Navarra A, Agresta A, Cimaglia C, Palmieri F, D'Offizi G, Marchioni L, Kobinger GP, Maeurer M, Girardi E, Capobianchi MR, Zumla A, Locatelli F, Ippolito G.
COVID-19 disease-Temporal analyses of complete blood count parameters over course of illness, and relationship to patient demographics and management outcomes in survivors and non-survivors: A longitudinal descriptive cohort study.
PLoS One. 2020 Dec 28;15(12):e0244129. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0244129. PMID: 33370366; PMCID: PMC7769441.

Nachega JB, Fatti G, Zumla A, Geng EH.
The where, when, and how of community-based versus clinic-based ART delivery in South Africa and Uganda.
Lancet Glob Health. 2020 Oct;8(10):e1245-e1246. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30385-5. PMID: 32971045; PMCID: PMC7505575.

Guzzetta G, Vairo F, Mammone A, Lanini S, Poletti P, Manica M, Rosa R, Caputo B, Solimini A, Torre AD, Scognamiglio P, Zumla A, Ippolito G, Merler S.
Spatial modes for transmission of chikungunya virus during a large chikungunya outbreak in Italy: a modeling analysis.
BMC Med. 2020 Aug 7;18(1):226. doi: 10.1186/s12916-020-01674-y. PMID: 32762750; PMCID: PMC7412829.

Ramalho R, Rao M, Zhang C, Agrati C, Ippolito G, Wang FS, Zumla A, Maeurer M.
Immunometabolism: new insights and lessons from antigen-directed cellular immune responses.
Semin Immunopathol. 2020 Jun;42(3):279-313. doi: 10.1007/s00281-020-00798-w. Epub 2020 Jun 9. PMID: 32519148; PMCID: PMC7282544.

Nguekeng Tsague B, Mikounou Louya V, Ntoumi F, Adedoja A, Vouvoungui CJ, Peko SM, Abena AA.
Occurrence of human astrovirus associated with gastroenteritis among Congolese children in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Jun;95:142-147. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.02.056. Epub 2020 Mar 16. PMID: 32194237.

Aklillu E, Zumla A, Habtewold A, Amogne W, Makonnen E, Yimer G, Burhenne J, Diczfalusy U.
Early or deferred initiation of efavirenz during rifampicin-based TB therapy has no significant effect on CYP3A induction in TB-HIV infected patients.
 Br J Pharmacol. 2021 Aug;178(16):3294-3308. doi: 10.1111/bph.15309. Epub 2020 Dec 7. PMID: 33155675; PMCID: PMC8359173.

Bordi L, Sberna G, Lalle E, Piselli P, Colavita F, Nicastri E, Antinori A, Boumis E, Petrosillo N, Marchioni L, Minnucci G, D'Agostini E, Castilletti C, Locatelli F, Zumla A, Ippolito G, Capobianchi MR, On Behalf Of Inmi ReCOVeRI Study Group.
Frequency and Duration of SARS-CoV-2 Shedding in Oral Fluid Samples Assessed by a Modified Commercial Rapid Molecular Assay.
Viruses. 2020 Oct 20;12(10):1184. doi: 10.3390/v12101184. PMID: 33092065; PMCID: PMC7589602.

Nachega JB, Ishoso DK, Otokoye JO, Hermans MP, Machekano RN, Sam-Agudu NA, Bongo-Pasi Nswe C, Mbala-Kingebeni P, Madinga JN, Mukendi S, Kolié MC, Nkwembe EN, Mbuyi GM, Nsio JM, Mukeba Tshialala D, Tshiasuma Pipo M, Ahuka-Mundeke S, Muyembe-Tamfum JJ, Mofenson L, Smith G, Mills EJ, Mellors JW, Zumla A, Mavungu Landu DJ, Kayembe JM.
Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients Hospitalized for COVID-19 in Africa: Early Insights from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
 Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Dec;103(6):2419-2428. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-1240. Epub 2020 Oct 2. PMID: 33009770; PMCID: PMC7695108.

Gentilotti E, De Nardo P, Nguhuni B, Piscini A, Damian C, Vairo F, Chaula Z, Mencarini P, Torokaa P, Zumla A, Nicastri E, Ippolito G.
Implementing a combined infection prevention and control with antimicrobial stewardship joint program to prevent caesarean section surgical site infections and antimicrobial resistance: a Tanzanian tertiary hospital experience.
Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2020 May 19;9(1):69. doi: 10.1186/s13756-020-00740-7. PMID: 32430026; PMCID: PMC7236265.

Tiberi S, Zumla A, Raviglione M, Lipman M, Kon OM, Griffiths C, Migliori GB.
 A postgraduate qualification in tuberculosis-Message in a bottle.
Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Mar;92S:S100-S102. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.02.023. Epub 2020 Feb 27. PMID: 32114192.

Lérias JR, Paraschoudi G, de Sousa E, Martins J, Condeço C, Figueiredo N, Carvalho C, Dodoo E, Castillo-Martin M, Beltrán A, Ligeiro D, Rao M, Zumla A, Maeurer M.
Microbes as Master Immunomodulators: Immunopathology, Cancer and Personalized Immunotherapies.
Front Cell Dev Biol. 2020 Jan 23;7:362. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2019.00362. PMID: 32039196; PMCID: PMC6989410.

Migliori GB, Tiberi S, Zumla A, Petersen E, Chakaya JM, Wejse C, Muñoz Torrico M, Duarte R, Alffenaar JW, Schaaf HS, Marais BJ, Cirillo DM, Alagna R, Rendon A, Pontali E, Piubello A, Figueroa J, Ferlazzo G, García-Basteiro A, Centis R, Visca D, D'Ambrosio L, Sotgiu G; members of the Global Tuberculosis Network.
MDR/XDR-TB management of patients and contacts: Challenges facing the new decade. The 2020 clinical update by the Global Tuberculosis Network.
 Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Mar;92S:S15-S25. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.01.042. Epub 2020 Feb 4. PMID: 32032752.

Lérias JR, de Sousa E, Paraschoudi G, Martins J, Condeço C, Figueiredo N, Carvalho C, Dodoo E, Maia A, Castillo-Martin M, Beltrán A, Ligeiro D, Rao M, Zumla A, Maeurer M.
Trained Immunity for Personalized Cancer Immunotherapy: Current Knowledge and Future Opportunities.
Front Microbiol. 2020 Jan 10;10:2924. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.02924. PMID: 31998254; PMCID: PMC6967396.

Eldh M, Hammar U, Arnot D, Beck HP, Garcia A, Liljander A, Mercereau-Puijalon O, Migot-Nabias F, Mueller I, Ntoumi F, Ross A, Smith T, Sondén K, Vafa Homann M, Yman V, Felger I, Färnert A.
Multiplicity of Asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum Infections and Risk of Clinical Malaria: A Systematic Review and Pooled Analysis of Individual Participant Data.
J Infect Dis. 2020 Feb 18;221(5):775-785. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiz510. PMID: 31585009; PMCID: PMC7026891.


Covid publications

Sylverken AA, El-Duah P, Owusu M, Schneider J, Yeboah R, Ayisi-Boateng NK, Gorman R, Adu E, Kwarteng A, Frimpong M, Binger T, Aryeetey S, Asamoah JA, Amoako YA, Amuasi JH, Beheim-Schwarzbach J, Owusu-Dabo E, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Obiri-Danso K, Corman VM, Drosten C, Phillips R.
Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in northern Ghana: insights from whole-genome sequencing.
Arch Virol. 2021 May;166(5):1385-1393. doi: 10.1007/s00705-021-04986-3. Epub 2021 Mar 15. PMID: 33723631; PMCID: PMC7959303.

Alsayed SM, Alandijany TA, El-Kafrawy SA, Hassan AM, Bajrai LH, Faizo AA, Mulla EA, Aljahdali LS, Alquthami KM, Zumla A, Azhar EI.
Pattern of Respiratory Viruses among Pilgrims during 2019 Hajj Season Who Sought Healthcare Due to Severe Respiratory Symptoms.
Pathogens. 2021 Mar 8;10(3):315. doi: 10.3390/pathogens10030315. PMID: 33800223; PMCID: PMC8001913.

Nachega JB, Maeurer M, Sam-Agudu NA, Chakaya J, Katoto PDM, Zumla A.
Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine and potential cross-protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection - Assumptions, knowns, unknowns and need for developing an accurate scientific evidence base.
Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Dec;113 Suppl 1:S78-S81. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.03.060. Epub 2021 Mar 29. PMID: 33794380; PMCID: PMC8006492.

Nachega JB, Sam-Agudu NA, Mellors JW, Zumla A, Mofenson LM.
Scaling Up Covid-19 Vaccination in Africa - Lessons from the HIV Pandemic.
N Engl J Med. 2021 Jul 15;385(3):196-198. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp2103313. Epub 2021 Mar 31. PMID: 33789005; PMCID: PMC8291168.

Niederman MS, Zumla A.
Editorial: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - advances in epidemiology, diagnostics, treatments, host-directed therapies, pathogenesis, vaccines, and ongoing challenges.
Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2021 May 1;27(3):141-145. doi: 10.1097/MCP.0000000000000771. PMID: 33779587.

Knipper M, Sedas AC, Keshavjee S, Abbara A, Almhawish N, Alashawi H, Lecca L, Wilson M, Zumla A, Abubakar I, Orcutt M.
The need for protecting and enhancing TB health policies and services for forcibly displaced and migrant populations during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Mar 26:S1201-9712(21)00265-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.03.047. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33775886.

Nachega JB, Kapata N, Sam-Agudu NA, Decloedt EH, Katoto PDMC, Nagu T, Mwaba P, Yeboah-Manu D, Chanda-Kapata P, Ntoumi F, Geng EH, Zumla A.
Minimizing the impact of the triple burden of COVID-19, tuberculosis and HIV on health services in sub-Saharan Africa.
 Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Dec;113 Suppl 1:S16-S21. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.03.038. Epub 2021 Mar 20. PMID: 33757874; PMCID: PMC7980520.

Zumla A, Chakaya J, Khan M, Fatima R, Wejse C, Al-Abri S, Fox GJ, Nachega J, Kapata N, Knipper M, Orcutt M, Goscé L, Abubakar I, Nagu TJ, Mugusi F, Gordon AK, Shanmugam S, Bachmann NL, Lam C, Sintchenko V, Rudolf F, Amanullah F, Kock R, Haider N, Lipman M, King M, Maeurer M, Goletti D, Petrone L, Yaqoob A, Tiberi S, Ditiu L, Sahu S, Marais B, Issayeva AM, Petersen E.
World Tuberculosis Day 2021 Theme - 'The  is Ticking' - and the world is running out of time to deliver the United Nations General Assembly commitments to End TB due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Dec;113 Suppl 1:S1-S6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.03.046. Epub 2021 Mar 18. PMID: 33746094

Sahu S, Ditiu L, Sachdeva KS, Zumla A.
Recovering from the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic and Accelerating to Achieving the United Nations General Assembly Tuberculosis Targets.
Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Dec;113 Suppl 1:S100-S103. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.02.078. Epub 2021 Mar 11. PMID: 33716198; PMCID: PMC7948527

Nagu TJ, Mboka MA, Nkrumbih ZF, Shayo G, Mizinduko MM, Komba EV, Maeurer M, Zumla A, Mugusi F.
Clinical and Imaging Features of Adults with Recurrent Pulmonary Tuberculosis - A Prospective Case-Controlled Study.
Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Dec;113 Suppl 1:S33-S39. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.01.071. Epub 2021 Mar 11. PMID: 33716197.

Chakaya J, Khan M, Ntoumi F, Aklillu E, Fatima R, Mwaba P, Kapata N, Mfinanga S, Hasnain SE, Katoto PDMC, Bulabula ANH, Sam-Agudu NA, Nachega JB, Tiberi S, McHugh TD, Abubakar I, Zumla A.
Global Tuberculosis Report 2020 - Reflections on the Global TB burden, treatment and prevention efforts.
Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Dec;113 Suppl 1(Suppl 1):S7-S12. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.02.107. Epub 2021 Mar 11. PMID: 33716195; PMCID: PMC8433257.

Tiberi S, Vjecha MJ, Zumla A, Galvin J, Migliori GB, Zumla A.
Accelerating development of new shorter TB treatment regimens in anticipation of a resurgence of multi-drug resistant TB due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Dec;113 Suppl 1:S96-S99. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.02.067. Epub 2021 Mar 10. PMID: 33713815; PMCID: PMC7944856.

Kock R, Michel AL, Yeboah-Manu D, Azhar EI, Torrelles JB, Cadmus SI, Brunton L, Chakaya JM, Marais B, Mboera L, Rahim Z, Haider N, Zumla A.
Zoonotic Tuberculosis - The Changing Landscape.
Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Dec;113 Suppl 1(Suppl 1):S68-S72. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.02.091. Epub 2021 Mar 10. PMID: 33713812; PMCID: PMC8672060..

Nachega JB, Sam-Agudu NA, Masekela R, van der Zalm MM, Nsanzimana S, Condo J, Ntoumi F, Rabie H, Kruger M, Wiysonge CS, Ditekemena JD, Chirimwami RB, Ntakwinja M, Mukwege DM, Noormahomed E, Paleker M, Mahomed H, Tamfum JM, Zumla A, Suleman F.
Addressing challenges to rolling out COVID-19 vaccines in African countries.
Lancet Glob Health. 2021 Jun;9(6):e746-e748. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(21)00097-8. Epub 2021 Mar 10. PMID: 33713633; PMCID: PMC7946417.

Nardacci R, Colavita F, Castilletti C, Lapa D, Matusali G, Meschi S, Del Nonno F, Colombo D, Capobianchi MR, Zumla A, Ippolito G, Piacentini M, Falasca L.
Evidences for lipid involvement in SARS-CoV-2 cytopathogenesis.
Cell Death Dis. 2021 Mar 12;12(3):263. doi: 10.1038/s41419-021-03527-9. PMID: 33712574; PMCID: PMC7952828.

Hui DS, Zumla A, Tang JW.
Lethal zoonotic coronavirus infections of humans - comparative phylogenetics, epidemiology, transmission, and clinical features of coronavirus disease 2019, The Middle East respiratory syndrome and severe acute respiratory syndrome.
Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2021 May 1;27(3):146-154. doi: 10.1097/MCP.0000000000000774. PMID: 33660619.

Maeurer M, Ramalho R, Wang FS, Zumla A.
Host-directed therapies for COVID-19.
Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2021 May 1;27(3):205-209. doi: 10.1097/MCP.0000000000000769. PMID: 33629969.

Sam-Agudu NA, Rabie H, Pipo MT, Byamungu LN, Masekela R, van der Zalm MM, Redfern A, Dramowski A, Mukalay A, Gachuno OW, Mongweli N, Kinuthia J, Ishoso DK, Amoako E, Agyare E, Agbeno EK, Jibril AM, Abdullahi AM, Amadi O, Umar UM, Ayele BT, Machekano RN, Nyasulu PS, Hermans MP, Otshudiema JO, Bongo-Pasi Nswe C, Kayembe JN, Mbala-Kingebeni P, Muyembe-Tamfum JJ, Aanyu HT, Musoke P, Fowler MG, Sewankambo N, Suleman F, Adejumo P, Tsegaye A, Mteta A, Noormahomed EV, Deckelbaum RJ, Zumla A, Mavungu Landu DJ, Tshilolo L, Zigabe S, Goga A, Mills EJ, Umar LW, Kruger M, Mofenson LM, Nachega JB; for investigators in the AFREhealth COVID-19 Research Collaboration on Children and Adolescents.
The Critical Need for Pooled Data on COVID-19 in African Children: An AFREhealth Call for Action through Multi-Country Research Collaboration.
Infect Dis. 2021 Nov 16;73(10):1913-1919. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciab142. PMID: 33580256; PMCID: PMC7929059.

Bordoni V, Tartaglia E, Sacchi A, Fimia GM, Cimini E, Casetti R, Notari S, Grassi G, Marchioni L, Bibas M, Capobianchi MR, Locatelli F, Maeurer M, Zumla A, Antinori A, Nicastri E, Ippolito G, Agrati C.
The unbalanced p53/SIRT1 axis may impact lymphocyte homeostasis in COVID-19 patients.
Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Apr;105:49-53. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.02.019. Epub 2021 Feb 10. PMID: 33578018; PMCID: PMC7872850.

Nachega JB, Atteh R, Ihekweazu C, Sam-Agudu NA, Adejumo P, Nsanzimana S, Rwagasore E, Condo J, Paleker M, Mahomed H, Suleman F, Ario AR, Kiguli-Malwadde E, Omaswa FG, Sewankambo NK, Viboud C, Reid MJA, Zumla A, Kilmarx PH.
Contact Tracing and the COVID-19 Response in Africa: Best Practices, Key Challenges, and Lessons Learned from Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, and Uganda.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 Feb 11;104(4):1179-1187. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.21-0033. PMID: 33571138; PMCID: PMC8045625.

Shi L, Huang H, Lu X, Yan X, Jiang X, Xu R, Wang S, Zhang C, Yuan X, Xu Z, Huang L, Fu JL, Li Y, Zhang Y, Yao WQ, Liu T, Song J, Sun L, Yang F, Zhang X, Zhang B, Shi M, Meng F, Song Y, Yu Y, Wen J, Li Q, Mao Q, Maeurer M, Zumla A, Yao C, Xie WF, Wang FS.
Effect of human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells on lung damage in severe COVID-19 patients: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2 trial.
Signal Transduct Target Ther. 2021 Feb 10;6(1):58. doi: 10.1038/s41392-021-00488-5. PMID: 33568628; PMCID: PMC7873662.

Al-Tawfiq JA, Memish ZA, Zumla A.
Mass religious gatherings events and COVID-19 -easing of COVID-19 restrictions and a staged approach to scaling up the Umrah Pilgrimage.
Travel Med Infect Dis. 2021 Mar-Apr;40:101986. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2021.101986. Epub 2021 Feb 7. PMID: 33567359.

Nachega JB, Grimwood A, Mahomed H, Fatti G, Preiser W, Kallay O, Mbala PK, Muyembe JT, Rwagasore E, Nsanzimana S, Ngamije D, Condo J, Sidat M, Noormahomed EV, Reid M, Lukeni B, Suleman F, Mteta A, Zumla A.
From Easing Lockdowns to Scaling Up Community-based Coronavirus Disease 2019 Screening, Testing, and Contact Tracing in Africa-Shared Approaches, Innovations, and Challenges to Minimize Morbidity and Mortality.
Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Jan 27;72(2):327-331. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa695. PMID: 33501963; PMCID: PMC7314180.

Perlman S, Zumla A.
MERS-CoV in Africa-an enigma with relevance to COVID-19.
Lancet Infect Dis. 2021 Mar;21(3):303-305. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30578-8. Epub 2020 Oct 6. PMID: 33035475; PMCID: PMC7538079.

Krishnamoorthy S, Zumla A, Sekar H, Muneer A, Thiruvengadam G, Kumaresan N.
Prognostic scoring system and risk stratification in patients with emphysematous pyelonephritis: an 11-year prospective study at a tertiary referral centre.
BJU Int. 2021 Apr;127(4):418-427. doi: 10.1111/bju.15225. Epub 2020 Oct 15. PMID: 32871043.

Hasan MN, Haider N, Stigler FL, Khan RA, McCoy D, Zumla A, Kock RA, Uddin MJ.
The Global Case-Fatality Rate of COVID-19 Has Been Declining Since May 2020.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 Apr 21;104(6):2176-2184. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-1496. PMID: 33882025; PMCID: PMC8176487.

Ahammed T, Anjum A, Rahman MM, Haider N, Kock R, Uddin MJ.
Estimation of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) reproduction number and case fatality rate: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Health Sci Rep. 2021 May 3;4(2):e274. doi: 10.1002/hsr2.274. PMID: 33977156; PMCID: PMC8093857.

Haque, M.F., Rahman, M.M., Alif, S.M., Akter, E., Barua, S., Paul, G.K. and Haider, N.
Estimation and prediction of doubling time for COVID-19 epidemic in Bangladesh: a study of first 14 month’s daily confirmed new cases and deaths. 
Global Biosecurity, 3(1), p.None. DOI: http://doi.org/10.31646/gbio.91

Himwaze CM, Telendiy V, Maate F, Mupeta S, Chitalu C, Chanda D, Julius P, Mumba C, Marimo C, Hamukale A, Mulenga L, Shibemba AL, Zumla A, Mucheleng'anga LA.
Post-mortem examination of Hospital Inpatient COVID-19 Deaths in Lusaka, Zambia - A Descriptive Whole-body Autopsy Series.
Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Jul;108:363-369. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.06.013. Epub 2021 Jun 17. PMID: 34146690; PMCID: PMC8215884.

Owusu M, Sylverken AA, El-Duah P, Ayisi-Boateng NK, Yeboah R, Adu E, Asamoah J, Frimpong M, Senyo J, Acheampong G, Mutocheluh M, Amuasi J, Owusu-Dabo E, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Phillips RO.
Low risk of SARS-CoV-2 in blood transfusion.
PLoS One. 2021 Apr 13;16(4):e0249069. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0249069. PMID: 33848293; PMCID: PMC8043372.

Warsame A, Osman AY.
Verbal autopsy to assess child mortality in a humanitarian setting.
Lancet Glob Health. 2021 Sep;9(9):e1189-e1190. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(21)00290-4. PMID: 34416202.

Messina F, Giombini E, Montaldo C, Sharma AA, Zoccoli A, Sekaly RP, Locatelli F, Zumla A, Maeurer M, Capobianchi MR, Lauria FN, Ippolito G.
Looking for pathways related to COVID-19: confirmation of pathogenic mechanisms by SARS-CoV-2-host interactome.
Cell Death Dis. 2021 Aug 12;12(8):788. doi: 10.1038/s41419-021-03881-8. PMID: 34385425; PMCID: PMC8357963.

Mucheleng'anga LA, Telendiy V, Hamukale A, Shibemba AL, Zumla A, cysticercosis CM.
COVID-19 and Sudden Unexpected Community Deaths in Lusaka, Zambia, Africa - A Medico-Legal Whole-Body Autopsy Case Series.
Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Aug;109:160-167. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.07.001. Epub 2021 Jul 5. PMID: 34320461; PMCID: PMC8255190.

Alshukairi AN, El-Kafrawy SA, Dada A, Yasir M, Yamani AH, Saeedi MF, Aljohaney A, AlJohani NI, Bahaudden HA, Alam I, Gojobori T, Radovanovic A, Alandijany TA, Othman NA, Alsubhi TL, Hassan AM, Tolah AM, Al-Tawfiq JA, Zumla A, Azhar EI.
Re-infection with a different SARS-CoV-2 clade and prolonged viral shedding in a hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patient.
 Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Sep;110:267-271. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.07.036. Epub 2021 Jul 18. PMID: 34289407; PMCID: PMC8286546.

Petersen E, Gökengin AD, Al Balushi A, Zumla A.
One and a half years into the COVID-19 pandemic - Exit strategies and efficacy of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines for holistic management and achieving global control.
Turk J Med Sci. 2021 Dec 17;51(SI-1):3157-3161. doi: 10.3906/sag-2106-236. PMID: 34284531; PMCID: PMC8771007.

Jani K, Bandal J, Shouche Y, Shafi S, Azhar EI, Zumla A, Sharma A.
Extended Ecological Restoration of Bacterial Communities in the Godavari River During the COVID-19 Lockdown Period: a Spatiotemporal Meta-analysis.
Microb Ecol. 2021 Aug;82(2):365-376. doi: 10.1007/s00248-021-01781-0. Epub 2021 Jul 5. PMID: 34219185; PMCID: PMC8255117.

Ala A, Edge C, Zumla A, Shafi S.
Specific COVID-19 messaging targeting ethnic minority communities.
EClinicalMedicine. 2021 Apr 24;35:100862. doi: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2021.100862. PMID: 33997747; PMCID: PMC8099741.

Aleksova A, Gagno G, Sinagra G, Beltrami AP, Janjusevic M, Ippolito G, Zumla A, Fluca AL, Ferro F.
Effects of SARS-CoV-2 on Cardiovascular System: The Dual Role of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE2) as the Virus Receptor and Homeostasis Regulator-Review.
Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Apr 26;22(9):4526. doi: 10.3390/ijms22094526. PMID: 33926110; PMCID: PMC8123609.

Hasan MN, Haider N, Stigler FL, Khan RA, McCoy D, Zumla A, Kock RA, Uddin MJ.
The Global Case-Fatality Rate of COVID-19 Has Been Declining Since May 2020.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 Apr 21;104(6):2176-2184. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-1496. PMID: 33882025; PMCID: PMC8176487.

Nachega JB, Maeurer M, Sam-Agudu NA, Chakaya J, Katoto PDM, Zumla A.
Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine and potential cross-protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection - Assumptions, knowns, unknowns and need for developing an accurate scientific evidence base.
Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Dec;113 Suppl 1:S78-S81. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.03.060. Epub 2021 Mar 29. PMID: 33794380; PMCID: PMC8006492.

Velavan TP, Meyer CG, Esen M, Kremsner PG, Ntoumi F; PANDORA-ID-NET and CANTAM consortium.
COVID-19 and syndemic challenges in 'Battling the Big Three': HIV, TB and malaria.
Int J Infect Dis. 2021 May;106:29-32. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.03.071. Epub 2021 Mar 26. PMID: 33781904; PMCID: PMC7997707.

Ntoumi F, Mfoutou Mapanguy CC, Tomazatos A, Pallerla SR, Linh LTK, Casadei N, Angelov A, Sonnabend M, Peter S, Kremsner PG, Velavan TP.
Genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in the Republic of Congo.
 Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Apr;105:735-738. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.03.036. Epub 2021 Mar 15. PMID: 33737129; PMCID: PMC7959680.

Batchi-Bouyou AL, Lobaloba Ingoba L, Ndounga M, Vouvoungui JC, Mfoutou Mapanguy CC, Boumpoutou KR, Ntoumi F.
High SARS-CoV-2 IgG/IGM seroprevalence in asymptomatic Congolese in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo.
Int J Infect Dis. 2021 May;106:3-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.12.065. Epub 2020 Dec 25. PMID: 33370565; PMCID: PMC7833234.

Velavan TP, Pallerla SR, Kremsner PG.
How to (ab)use a COVID-19 antigen rapid test with soft drinks?
Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Oct;111:28-30. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.08.023. Epub 2021 Aug 18. PMID: 34418566; PMCID: PMC8372450.

Velavan TP, Kuk S, Linh LTK, Lamsfus Calle C, Lalremruata A, Pallerla SR, Kreidenweiss A, Held J, Esen M, Gabor J, Neurohr EM, Shamsrizi P, Fathi A, Biecker E, Berg CP, Ramharter M, Addo MM, Kreuels B, Kremsner PG.
Longitudinal monitoring of laboratory markers characterizes hospitalized and ambulatory COVID-19 patients.
Sci Rep. 2021 Jul 14;11(1):14471. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-93950-x. PMID: 34262116; PMCID: PMC8280222.

Non-Covid publications

Bangura U, Buanie J, Lamin J, Davis C, Bongo GN, Dawson M, Ansumana R, Sondufu D, Thomson EC, Sahr F, Fichet-Calvet E.
Lassa Virus Circulation in Small Mammal Populations in Bo District, Sierra Leone.
Biology (Basel). 2021 Jan 5;10(1):28. doi: 10.3390/biology10010028. PMID: 33466234; PMCID: PMC7824740.

Elbadawi HS, Elhag KM, Mahgoub E, Altayb HN, Ntoumi F, Elton L, McHugh TD, Tembo J, Ippolito G, Osman AY, Zumla A, Hamid MMA.
Detection and characterization of carbapenem resistant Gram-negative bacilli isolates recovered from hospitalized patients at Soba University Hospital, Sudan.
BMC Microbiol. 2021 May 4;21(1):136. doi: 10.1186/s12866-021-02133-1. PMID: 33947325; PMCID: PMC8094518.

Elmi SA, Simons D, Elton L, Haider N, Abdel Hamid MM, Shuaib YA, Khan MA, Othman I, Kock R, Osman AY.
Identification of Risk Factors Associated with Resistant Escherichia coli Isolates from Poultry Farms in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia: A Cross Sectional Study.
Antibiotics (Basel). 2021 Jan 26;10(2):117. doi: 10.3390/antibiotics10020117. PMID: 33530462; PMCID: PMC7912622.

Elton L, Haider N, Kock R, Thomason MJ, Tembo J, Arruda LB, Ntoumi F, Zumla A, McHugh TD; And the PANDORA-ID-NET consortium.
Zoonotic disease preparedness in sub-Saharan African countries.
One Health Outlook. 2021;3(1):5. doi: 10.1186/s42522-021-00037-8. Epub 2021 Mar 22. PMID: 33778376; PMCID: PMC7982296.

Arruda LB, Haider N, Olayemi A, Simons D, Ehichioya D, Yinka-Ogunleye A, Ansumana R, Thomason MJ, Asogun D, Ihekweazu C, Fichet-Calvet E, Kock RA.
The niche of One Health approaches in Lassa fever surveillance and control.
Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob. 2021 Apr 24;20(1):29. doi: 10.1186/s12941-021-00431-0. PMID: 33894784.

Frangoulidis, D.; Kahlhofer, C.; Said, A.S.; Osman, A.Y.; Chitimia-Dobler, L.; Shuaib, Y.A.
High Prevalence and New Genotype of Coxiella burnetii in Ticks Infesting Camels in Somalia.
Pathogens. 2021 Jun 12;10(6):741. doi: 10.3390/pathogens10060741. PMID: 34204648; PMCID: PMC8231198.

Shauri HS, Ngadaya E, Senkoro M, Buza JJ, Mfinanga S.
Seroprevalence of Dengue and Chikungunya antibodies among blood donors in Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar, Tanzania: a cross-sectional study.
BMC Infect Dis. 2021 Sep 6;21(1):911. doi: 10.1186/s12879-021-06549-y. PMID: 34488666.

Mboera L E. G., Sindato C, Mremi I R., Rumisha S F., George J, Ngolongolo R, Misinzo G, Karimuribo E D., Rweyemamu M M., Haider N, Hamid M A, Kock R
Socio-Ecological Systems Analysis and Health System Readiness in Responding to Dengue Epidemics in Ilala and Kinondoni Districts, Tanzania
Front. Trop. Dis, 10 September 2021  https://doi.org/10.3389/fitd.2021.738758

Osman AY, Elmi SA, Simons D, Elton L, Haider N, Khan MA, Othman I, Zumla A, McCoy D, Kock R.
Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns and Risk Factors Associated with Salmonella spp. Isolates from Poultry Farms in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia: A Cross-Sectional Study.
Pathogens. 2021 Sep 9;10(9):1160. doi: 10.3390/pathogens10091160. PMID: 34578192.

Mwanyika GO, Sindato C, Rugarabamu S, Rumisha SF, Karimuribo ED, Misinzo G, Rweyemamu MM, Abdel Hamid MM, Haider N, Vairo F, Kock R, Mboera LEG.
Seroprevalence and associated risk factors of chikungunya, dengue, and Zika in eight districts in Tanzania.
Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Oct;111:271-280. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.08.040. Epub 2021 Aug 21. PMID: 34428546.

Lobaloba Ingoba L, Adedoja A, Peko SM, Vairo F, Haider N, Kock R, Ippolito G, Zumla A, Nguimbi E, Pallerla SR, Velavan TP, Ntoumi F.
Diagnosis of Chikungunya Virus in Febrile Patients From a Malaria Holoendemic Area.
Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Aug;109:247-252. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.06.043. Epub 2021 Jun 24. PMID: 34174430.

Ainan S, Furia FF, Mhimbira F, Mnyambwa NP, Mgina N, Zumla A, Mfinanga SG, Ngadaya E.
Xpert® MTB/RIF assay testing on stool for the diagnosis of paediatric pulmonary TB in Tanzania.
Public Health Action. 2021 Jun 21;11(2):75-79. doi: 10.5588/pha.20.0062. PMID: 34159066; PMCID: PMC8202623.

Al-Tawfiq JA, Petersen E, Memish ZA, Perlman S, Zumla A.
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus - The need for global proactive surveillance, sequencing and modeling.
Travel Med Infect Dis. 2021 Sep-Oct;43:102118. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2021.102118. Epub 2021 Jun 16. PMID: 34144180; PMCID: PMC8205546.

Mfoutou Mapanguy CC, Adedoja A, Kecka LGV, Vouvoungui JC, Nguimbi E, Velavan TP, Ntoumi F.
High prevalence of antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli in Congolese students.
Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Feb;103:119-123. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.09.1441. Epub 2020 Sep 28. PMID: 33002618.

Manouana GP, Nguema-Moure PA, Mbong Ngwese M, Bock CT, Kremsner PG, Borrmann S, Eibach D, Mordmüller B, Velavan TP, Niendorf S, Adegnika AA.
Genetic Diversity of Enteric Viruses in Children under Five Years Old in Gabon.
Viruses. 2021 Mar 24;13(4):545. doi: 10.3390/v13040545. PMID: 33805214; PMCID: PMC8064335.

GBD 2019 HIV Collaborators.
Global, regional, and national sex-specific burden and control of the HIV epidemic, 1990-2019, for 204 countries and territories: the Global Burden of Diseases Study 2019.
Lancet HIV. 2021 Oct;8(10):e633-e651. doi: 10.1016/S2352-3018(21)00152-1. PMID: 34592142.

GBD 2020, Release 1, Vaccine Coverage Collaborators.
Measuring routine childhood vaccination coverage in 204 countries and territories, 1980-2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2020, Release 1.
Lancet. 2021 Aug 7;398(10299):503-521. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00984-3. Epub 2021 Jul 21. PMID: 34273291; PMCID: PMC8358924.

Haider N, Chang YM, Rahman M, Zumla A, Kock RA.
Dengue outbreaks in Bangladesh: Historic epidemic patterns suggest earlier mosquito control intervention in the transmission season could reduce the monthly growth factor and extent of epidemics.
Curr Res Parasitol Vector Borne Dis. 2021 Nov 26;1:100063. doi: 10.1016/j.crpvbd.2021.100063. PMID: 35284868; PMCID: PMC8906128.

Amoako YA, El-Duah P, Sylverken AA, Owusu M, Yeboah R, Gorman R, Adade T, Bonney J, Tasiame W, Nyarko-Jectey K, Binger T, Corman VM, Drosten C, Phillips RO.
Rabies is still a fatal but neglected disease: a case report.
J Med Case Rep. 2021 Dec 1;15(1):575. doi: 10.1186/s13256-021-03164-y. PMID: 34847928; PMCID: PMC8632207.

Tasiame W, El-Duah P, Johnson SAM, Owiredu EW, Bleicker T, Veith T, Schneider J, Emikpe B, Folitse RD, Burimuah V, Akyereko E, Drosten C, Corman VM.
Rabies virus in slaughtered dogs for meat consumption in Ghana: A potential risk for rabies transmission.
Transbound Emerg Dis. 2022 Jul;69(4):e71-e81. doi: 10.1111/tbed.14266. Epub 2021 Sep 4. PMID: 34331389.

Other publications of interest by PANDORA members-2021

Petersen E, Schlagenhauf P, Lee SS, Blumberg L, Kramer L, Obiero C, Al-Abri S, Cunha F, Petrosillo N, Di Caro A, Gautret P, Shafi S, Abubakar A, Pinto TCA, Memish Z, Hui DSC, Zumla A, Grobusch MP.
Mandatory immunization against SARS-CoV-2 of athletes, companions and supporters for the Tokyo Olympics.
Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Jul;108:156-158. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.06.001. Epub 2021 Jun 2. PMID: 34089881; PMCID: PMC8170875.

IJsselmuiden C, Ntoumi F, Lavery JV, Montoya J, Karim SA, Kaiser K.
Should global financing be the main priority for pandemic preparedness?
Lancet. 2021 Jul 31;398(10298):388. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01387-8. PMID: 34332678; PMCID: PMC8321441.

Figueroa DM, Kuisma E, Matson MJ, Ondzie AU, Bushmaker T, Seifert SN, Ntoumi F, Escudero-Pérez B, Muñoz-Fontela C, Walzer C, Olson SH, Goma-Nkoua C, Mombouli JV, Fischer RJ, Munster VJ.
Development and validation of portable, field-deployable Ebola virus point-of-encounter diagnostic assay for wildlife surveillance.
One Health Outlook. 2021 May 24;3(1):9. doi: 10.1186/s42522-021-00041-y. PMID: 34024280; PMCID: PMC8142476.

Nana-Djeunga HC, Lenou-Nanga CG, Donfo-Azafack C, Djune-Yemeli L, Fossuo-Thotchum F, Domche A, Litchou-Tchuinang AV, Bopda J, Mbickmen-Tchana S, Nkoa T, Penlap V, Ntoumi F, Kamgno J.
Collateral Impact of Community-Directed Treatment with Ivermectin (CDTI) for Onchocerciasis on Parasitological Indicators of Loa loa Infection.
Pathogens. 2020 Dec 12;9(12):1043. doi: 10.3390/pathogens9121043. PMID: 33322724; PMCID: PMC7764802.

Pallerla SR, Elion Assiana DO, Linh LTK, Cho FN, Meyer CG, Fagbemi KA, Adegnika AA, Beng VP, Achidi EA, Kahunu GM, Bates M, Grobusch MP, Kremsner PG, Ntoumi F, Velavan TP.
Pharmacogenetic considerations in the treatment of co-infections with HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Congolese populations of Central Africa.
Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Mar;104:207-213. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.12.009. Epub 2020 Dec 9. PMID: 33310105.

Nkemngo FN, Mugenzi LMJ, Terence E, Niang A, Wondji MJ, Tchoupo M, Nguete ND, Tchapga W, Irving H, Ntabi JDM, Agonhossou R, Boussougou-Sambe TS, Akoton RB, Koukouikila-Koussounda F, Pinilla YT, Ntoumi F, Djogbenou LS, Ghogomu SM, Ndo C, Adegnika AA, Borrmann S, Wondji CS.
Multiple insecticide resistance and Plasmodium infection in the principal malaria vectors Anopheles funestus and Anopheles gambiae in a forested locality close to the Yaoundé airport, Cameroon.
Wellcome Open Res. 2020 Nov 5;5:146. doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15818.2. PMID: 33204845; PMCID: PMC7667521.

Pinilla YT, Boussougou-Sambe ST, Gräßle S, Ngossanga B, Doumba-Ndalembouly AG, Weierich A, Bingoulou G, Malinga EG, Nguiffo-Nguete D, Ntoumi F, Djogbénou L, Issifou S, Wondji CS, Adegnika AA, Borrmann S; COMAL Study Group.
Experimental Transmission of Plasmodium malariae to Anopheles gambiae.
J Infect Dis. 2021 Feb 13;223(3):522-526. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiaa382. PMID: 32621750.

Son TV, Manh ND, Trung NT, Quyen DT, Meyer CG, Phuong NTK, Hoan PQ, Sang VV, Nurjadi D, Velavan TP, Bang MH, Song LH.
Molecular detection of blaCTX-M gene to predict phenotypic cephalosporin resistance and clinical outcome of Escherichia coli bloodstream infections in Vietnam.
Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob. 2021 Sep 4;20(1):60. doi: 10.1186/s12941-021-00466-3. PMID: 34481499; PMCID: PMC8418716.

Kremsner PG, Mann P, Kroidl A, Leroux-Roels I, Schindler C, Gabor JJ, Schunk M, Leroux-Roels G, Bosch JJ, Fendel R, Kreidenweiss A, Velavan TP, Fotin-Mleczek M, Mueller SO, Quintini G, Schönborn-Kellenberger O, Vahrenhorst D, Verstraeten T, Alves de Mesquita M, Walz L, Wolz OO, Oostvogels L; CV-NCOV-001 Study Group.
Safety and immunogenicity of an mRNA-lipid nanoparticle vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2 : A phase 1 randomized clinical trial.
Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2021 Sep;133(17-18):931-941. doi: 10.1007/s00508-021-01922-y. Epub 2021 Aug 10. PMID: 34378087; PMCID: PMC8354521.

Hildebrand D, Nurjadi D, Hoan NX, Linh MTH, Sang VV, Bang MH, Pallerla SR, Kremsner PG, Heeg K, Song LH, Velavan TP.
Soluble Notch ligand DLL1 is associated with bleeding complication in patients with dengue fever infection.
 J Infect Dis. 2021 Aug 10:jiab404. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiab404. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34375432.

Ojo JA, Adedokun SA, Akindele AA, Olorunfemi AB, Otutu OA, Ojurongbe TA, Thomas BN, Velavan TP, Ojurongbe O.
Prevalence of urogenital and intestinal schistosomiasis among school children in South-west Nigeria.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021 Jul 27;15(7):e0009628. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009628. PMID: 34314428; PMCID: PMC8345861.

Boutin S, Hildebrand D, Boulant S, Kreuter M, Rüter J, Pallerla SR, Velavan TP, Nurjadi D.
Host factors facilitating SARS-CoV-2 virus infection and replication in the lungs.
Cell Mol Life Sci. 2021 Aug;78(16):5953-5976. doi: 10.1007/s00018-021-03889-5. Epub 2021 Jul 5. PMID: 34223911; PMCID: PMC8256233.

Velavan TP, Pallerla SR, Johne R, Todt D, Steinmann E, Schemmerer M, Wenzel JJ, Hofmann J, Shih JWK, Wedemeyer H, Bock CT.
Hepatitis E: An update on One Health and clinical medicine.
Liver Int. 2021 Jul;41(7):1462-1473. doi: 10.1111/liv.14912. Epub 2021 May 19. PMID: 33960603.

Pernaute-Lau L, Adegnika AA, Zhou Y, Zinsou JF, Gil JP, Krishna S, Kremsner PG, Lauschke VM, Velavan TP.
Pharmacogene Sequencing of a Gabonese Population with Severe Plasmodium falciparum Malaria Reveals Multiple Novel Variants with Putative Relevance for Antimalarial Treatment.
Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2021 Jun 17;65(7):e0027521. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00275-21. Epub 2021 Jun 17. PMID: 33875422; PMCID: PMC8218688.

Gabor JJ, Kreidenweiss A, Weber S, Salama M, Sulyok M, Sulyok Z, Koehne E, Esen M, Kreuels B, Shamsrizi P, Biecker E, Mordmüller B, Berg CP, Fusco S, Köhler C, Kubicka S, Leitlein J, Addo M, Ramharter M, Schwab M, Bissinger AL, Velavan TP, Krishna S, Kremsner PG.
A call to caution when hydroxychloroquine is given to elderly patients with COVID-19.
Int J Infect Dis. 2021 May;106:265-268. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.04.009. Epub 2021 Apr 10. PMID: 33848675; PMCID: PMC8035801.

Velavan TP, Kieu Linh LT, Kreidenweiss A, Gabor J, Krishna S, Kremsner PG.
Longitudinal Monitoring of Lactate in Hospitalized and Ambulatory COVID-19 Patients.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 Jan 11;104(3):1041–4. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-1282. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33432902; PMCID: PMC7941812.

Ramharter M, Agnandji ST, Adegnika AA, Lell B, Mombo-Ngoma G, Grobusch MP, McCall M, Muranaka R, Kreidenweiss A, Velavan TP, Esen M, Schaumburg F, Alabi A, Druml C, Mordmüller B, Köhler C, Kremsner PG.
 Development of sustainable research excellence with a global perspective on infectious diseases: Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné (CERMEL), Gabon.
Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2021 May;133(9-10):500-508. doi: 10.1007/s00508-020-01794-8. Epub 2021 Jan 4. PMID: 33398458; PMCID: PMC7781170.

Covid publications

Russo G, Jesus TS, Deane K, Osman AY, McCoy D.
Epidemics, Lockdown Measures and Vulnerable Populations: A Mixed-Methods Systematic Review of the Evidence of Impacts on Mother and Child Health in Low-and Lower-Middle-Income Countries.
Int J Health Policy Manag. 2021 Nov 7. doi: 10.34172/ijhpm.2021.155. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34894643.

Mnyambwa NP, Lubinza C, Ngadaya E, Senkoro M, Kimaro G, Kagaruki GB, Binagi S, Malima A, Kazyoba P, Oriyo N, Mghamba JM, Fredrick A, Ramaiya K, Zumla A, Jaffar S, Mfinanga SG.
Clinical characteristics and outcomes of confirmed COVID-19 patients in the early months of the pandemic in Tanzania: a multicenter cohort study.
IJID Reg. 2022 Mar;2:118-125. doi: 10.1016/j.ijregi.2021.12.010. Epub 2022 Jan 6. PMID: 35721420; PMCID: PMC8734168.

Afum T, Asare P, Asante-Poku A, Darko-Otchere I, Morgan PA, Bedeley E, Asandem DA, Musah AB, Siam IM, Tetteh P, Adusi-Poku Y, Frimpong-Manso R, Bonney JHK, Ampofo W, Yeboah-Manu D.
Diagnosis of tuberculosis among COVID-19 suspected cases in Ghana.
PLoS One. 2021 Dec 28;16(12):e0261849. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0261849. PMID: 34962960; PMCID: PMC8714104.

Mfoutou Mapanguy CC, Batchi-Bouyou AL, Djontu JC, Pallerla SR, Ngoma CH, Linh LTK, Rachakonda S, Casadei N, Angelov A, Sonnabend M, Vouvoungui JC, Ampa R, Nguimbi E, Peter S, Kremsner PG, Montaldo C, Velavan TP, Ntoumi F.
SARS-CoV-2 B.1.214.1, B.1.214.2 and B.1.620 are predominant lineages between December 2020 and July 2021 in the Republic of Congo.
 IJID Reg. 2022 Jun;3:106-113. doi: 10.1016/j.ijregi.2022.03.009. Epub 2022 Mar 10. PMID: 35720148; PMCID: PMC8907106.

Manouana GP, Nzamba Maloum M, Bikangui R, Oye Bingono SO, Ondo Nguema G, Honkpehedji JY, Rossatanga EG, Zoa-Assoumou S, Pallerla SR, Rachakonda S, Ndong Mintsa A, Lekana-Douki JB, Djoba Siawaya JF, Borrmann S, Kremsner PG, Lell B, Velavan TP, Adegnika AA.
Emergence of B.1.1.318 SARS-CoV-2 viral lineage and high incidence of alpha B.1.1.7 variant of concern in the Republic of Gabon.
Int J Infect Dis. 2022 Jan;114:151-154. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.10.057. Epub 2021 Nov 3. PMID: 34742926; PMCID: PMC8563502.

Ntoumi F, Nachega JB, Aklillu E, Chakaya J, Felker I, Amanullah F, Yeboah-Manu D, Castro KG, Zumla A.
World Tuberculosis Day 2022: aligning COVID-19 and tuberculosis innovations to save lives and to end tuberculosis.
Lancet Infect Dis. 2022 Apr;22(4):442-444. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(22)00142-6. Epub 2022 Mar 3. PMID: 35248166; PMCID: PMC8893724.

Petersen E, Al-Abri S, Chakaya J, Goletti D, Parolina L, Wejse C, Mucheleng'anga LA, Khalili SA, Yeboah-Manu D, Chanda-Kapata P, Nasiri MJ, Lungu PS, Maeurer M, Tiberi S, Ntoumi F, Battista-Migliori G, Zumla A.
World TB Day 2022: Revamping and Reshaping Global TB Control Programs by Advancing Lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Int J Infect Dis. 2022 Nov;124 Suppl 1:S1-S3. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.02.057. Epub 2022 Mar 4. PMID: 35248715; PMCID: PMC8894685.

Ntoumi F, Petersen E, Mwaba P, Aklillu E, Mfinanga S, Yeboah-Manu D, Maeurer M, Zumla A.
Blue Skies research is essential for ending the Tuberculosis pandemic and advancing a personalized medicine approach for holistic management of Respiratory Tract infections.
 Int J Infect Dis. 2022 Nov;124 Suppl 1:S69-S74. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.03.012. Epub 2022 Mar 14. PMID: 35301102; PMCID: PMC8920086.

Chakaya J, Petersen E, Nantanda R, Mungai BN, Migliori GB, Amanullah F, Lungu P, Ntoumi F, Kumarasamy N, Maeurer M, Zumla A.
The WHO Global Tuberculosis 2021 Report - not so good news and turning the tide back to End TB.
Int J Infect Dis. 2022 Nov;124 Suppl 1:S26-S29. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.03.011. Epub 2022 Mar 20. PMID: 35321845; PMCID: PMC8934249.

Ntoumi F, Zumla A.
Advancing accurate metrics for future pandemic preparedness.
Lancet. 2022 Apr 16;399(10334):1443-1445. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)00425-1. PMID: 35430007; PMCID: PMC9009963.

Tembo J, Egbe NF, Maluzi K, Mulonga K, Chilufya M, Kapata N, Mukonka V, Simulundu E, Zumla A, Fwoloshi S, Mulenga L, Pallerla SR, Velavan TP, Bates M. Evaluation of SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics and risk factors associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection in Zambia.
Int J Infect Dis. 2022 Jul;120:150-157. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.04.017. Epub 2022 Apr 12. PMID: 35427785; PMCID: PMC9004225.

Katowa B, Kalonda A, Mubemba B, Matoba J, Shempela DM, Sikalima J, Kabungo B, Changula K, Chitanga S, Kasonde M, Kapona O, Kapata N, Musonda K, Monze M, Tembo J, Bates M, Zumla A, Sutcliffe CG, Kajihara M, Yamagishi J, Takada A, Sawa H, Chilengi R, Mukonka V, Muleya W, Simulundu E.
Genomic Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in the Southern Province of Zambia: Detection and Characterization of Alpha, Beta, Delta, and Omicron Variants of Concern.
Viruses. 2022 Aug 24;14(9):1865. doi: 10.3390/v14091865. PMID: 36146671; PMCID: PMC9504048.

Zemlin AE, Allwood B, Erasmus RT, Matsha TE, Chapanduka ZC, Jalavu TP, Ngah V, Sigwadhi LN, Koegelenberg CF, Irusen E, Lalla U, Yalew A, Baines N, Tamuzi JL, Barasa AK, Magutu VK, Njeru C, Amayo A, Mureithi MW, Mungania M, Sono-Setati M, Zumla A, Nyasulu PS.
Prognostic value of biochemical parameters among severe COVID-19 patients admitted to an intensive care unit of a tertiary hospital in South Africa.
IJID Reg. 2022 Mar;2:191-197. doi: 10.1016/j.ijregi.2022.01.012. Epub 2022 Jan 23. PMID: 35721427; PMCID: PMC8783979.

Allwood BW, Koegelenberg CF, Ngah VD, Sigwadhi LN, Irusen EM, Lalla U, Yalew A, Tamuzi JL, McAllister M, Zemlin AE, Jalavu TP, Erasmus R, Chapanduka ZC, Matsha TE, Fwemba I, Zumla A, Nyasulu PS; COVID-19 Research Response Collaboration.
Predicting COVID-19 outcomes from clinical and laboratory parameters in an intensive care facility during the second wave of the pandemic in South Africa.
IJID Reg. 2022 Jun;3:242-247. doi: 10.1016/j.ijregi.2022.03.024. Epub 2022 Apr 1. PMID: 35720137; PMCID: PMC8971059.

Zumla A, Hui DSC.
Editorial: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - advances in epidemiology, diagnostics, treatments, host-directed therapies, pathogenesis, vaccines, and ongoing challenges.
Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2022 May 1;28(3):163-165. doi: 10.1097/MCP.0000000000000872. PMID: 35551155.

Hui DSC, Zumla A.
Advances in the epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, clinical management and prevention of coronavirus disease 2019.
Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2022 May 1;28(3):166-173. doi: 10.1097/MCP.0000000000000875. Epub 2022 Mar 9. PMID: 35266905.

Sam-Agudu NA, Quakyi NK, Masekela R, Zumla A, Nachega JB.
Children and adolescents in African countries should also be vaccinated for COVID-19. BMJ Glob Health. 2022 Feb;7(2):e008315. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-008315. PMID: 35144923; PMCID: PMC8844949.

Nachega JB, Sam-Agudu NA, Machekano RN, Rabie H, van der Zalm MM, Redfern A, Dramowski A, O'Connell N, Pipo MT, Tshilanda MB, Byamungu LN, Masekela R, Jeena PM, Pillay A, Gachuno OW, Kinuthia J, Ishoso DK, Amoako E, Agyare E, Agbeno EK, Martyn-Dickens C, Sylverken J, Enimil A, Jibril AM, Abdullahi AM, Amadi O, Umar UM, Sigwadhi LN, Hermans MP, Otokoye JO, Mbala-Kingebeni P, Muyembe-Tamfum JJ, Zumla A, Sewankambo NK, Aanyu HT, Musoke P, Suleman F, Adejumo P, Noormahomed EV, Deckelbaum RJ, Fowler MG, Tshilolo L, Smith G, Mills EJ, Umar LW, Siedner MJ, Kruger M, Rosenthal PJ, Mellors JW, Mofenson LM; African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth)
COVID-19 Research Collaboration on Children and Adolescents. Assessment of Clinical Outcomes Among Children and Adolescents Hospitalized With COVID-19 in 6 Sub-Saharan African Countries.
JAMA Pediatr. 2022 Mar 1;176(3):e216436. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.6436. Epub 2022 Mar 7. PMID: 35044430; PMCID: PMC8771438.

Himwaze C, Mucheleng'anga LA, Telendiy V, Hamukale A, Tembo J, Kapata N, Ntoumi F, Zumla A.
Cardiac cysticercosis and neurocysticercosis in sudden and unexpected community deaths in Lusaka, Zambia: a descriptive medico-legal post-mortem examination study.
Int J Infect Dis. 2022 Feb;115:195-200. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.11.042. Epub 2021 Dec 8. PMID: 34896266.

Petersen E, Ntoumi F, Hui DS, Abubakar A, Kramer LD, Obiero C, Tambyah PA, Blumberg L, Yapi R, Al-Abri S, Pinto TCA, Yeboah-Manu D, Haider N, Asogun D, Velavan TP, Kapata N, Bates M, Ansumana R, Montaldo C, Mucheleng'anga L, Tembo J, Mwaba P, Himwaze CM, Hamid MMA, Mfinanga S, Mboera L, Raj T, Aklillu E, Veas F, Edwards S, Kaleebu P, McHugh TD, Chakaya J, Nyirenda T, Bockarie M, Nyasulu PS, Wejse C, Muyembe-Tamfum JJ, Azhar EI, Maeurer M, Nachega JB, Kock R, Ippolito G, Zumla A.
Emergence of new SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern Omicron (B.1.1.529) - highlights Africa's research capabilities, but exposes major knowledge gaps, inequities of vaccine distribution, inadequacies in global COVID-19 response and control efforts.
Int J Infect Dis. 2022 Jan;114:268-272. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.11.040. Epub 2021 Dec 1. PMID: 34863925; PMCID: PMC8634699.

Kang J, Jang H, Kim TH, Cho U, Bang H, Jang J, Lee W, Joo H, Noh J, Lee GY, Shin DH, Kang CK, Choe PG, Kim NJ, Oh MD, Song M, Kwon S, Veas F, Park WB.
Accurate Diagnosis of COVID-19 from Self-Collectable Biospecimens Using Synthetic Apolipoprotein H Peptide-Coated Nanoparticle Assay.
Anal Chem. 2022 Dec 13;94(49):17186-17194. doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.2c03813. Epub 2022 Nov 18. PMID: 36399654; PMCID: PMC9718094.

Non-Covid publications

Mucheleng'anga LA, Himwaze CM, Telendiy V, Simumba S, Soko J, Kayonde N, Mulenga B, Hamukale A, Shibemba AL, Lungu PS, Tembo J, Bates M, Chanda-Kapata P, Mwaba P, Kapata N, Ntoumi F, Zumla A.
Incidental Tuberculosis in sudden, unexpected, and violent deaths in the community Lusaka, Zambia - A descriptive forensic post-mortem examination study.
Int J Infect Dis. 2022 Nov;124 Suppl 1:S75-S81. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.03.005. Epub 2022 Mar 11. PMID: 35283296.

Castro KG, Ditiu L, Sahu S, Ntoumi F, Tiberi S, O'Kane CM, Akkerman O, Manika K, Mwaba P, Davies Forsman L, Petersen E, Aklillu E, Azhar EI, Cirillo DM, Migliori GB, Abbara A, Zumla A.
Optimising tuberculosis care for refugees affected by armed conflicts.
Lancet Respir Med. 2022 Jun;10(6):533-536. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(22)00104-7. Epub 2022 Mar 23. PMID: 35338843.

Nasiri MJ, Zangiabadian M, Arabpour E, Amini S, Khalili F, Centis R, D'Ambrosio L, Denholm JT, Schaaf HS, van den Boom M, Kurhasani X, Dalcolmo MP, Al-Abri S, Chakaya J, Alffenaar JW, Akkerman O, Silva DR, Muňoz-Torrico M, Seaworth B, Pontali E, Saderi L, Tiberi S, Zumla A, Migliori GB, Sotgiu G.
Delamanid-containing regimens and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Int J Infect Dis. 2022 Nov;124 Suppl 1(Suppl 1):S90-S103. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.02.043. Epub 2022 Mar 2. PMID: 35245659; PMCID: PMC9731904.

Osei-Wusu S, Otchere ID, Asare P, Ntoumi F, Zumla A, Asante-Poku A, Yeboah-Manu D.
Relevance of genomic diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in Africa.
Int J Infect Dis. 2022 Nov;124 Suppl 1:S47-S49. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.03.016. Epub 2022 Mar 20. PMID: 35321844.

Nigo KLS, John BT, Lobojo DL, Lita EP, Osman AY, Shuaib YA.
 Prevalence and Financial Losses of Cystic Echinococcosis in Slaughtered Goats at Gumbo Slab in Juba County, South Sudan. 
Parasitologia. 2022; 2(2):54-62. https://doi.org/10.3390/parasitologia2020006

GBD 2019 Tuberculosis Collaborators.
Global, regional, and national sex differences in the global burden of tuberculosis by HIV status, 1990-2019: results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019.
Lancet Infect Dis. 2022 Feb;22(2):222-241. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(21)00449-7. Epub 2021 Sep 23. PMID: 34563275; PMCID: PMC8799634.

Lungu PS, Kilembe W, Lakhi S, Sukwa T, Njelesani E, Zumla AI, Mwaba P.
A comparison of vitamin D and cathelicidin (LL-37) levels between patients with active TB and their healthy contacts in a high HIV prevalence setting: a prospective descriptive study.
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2022 Apr 4;116(4):336-343. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trab126. PMID: 34401915; PMCID: PMC8978298.

Kapata N, Zumla A.
Preventing pellagra during isoniazid preventive treatment.
Lancet Glob Health. 2022 May;10(5):e600-e601. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(22)00163-2. PMID: 35427509.

Chanda-Kapata P, Ntoumi F, Kapata N, Lungu P, Mucheleng'anga LA, Chakaya J, Tembo J, Himwaze C, Ansumana R, Asogun D, Mfinanga S, Nyasulu P, Mwaba P, Yeboah-Manu D, Zumla A, Nachega JB.
Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Malaria Health Services in sub-Saharan Africa - A Situation Analysis of the Disruptions and Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Int J Infect Dis. 2022 Nov;124 Suppl 1:S41-S46. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.03.033. Epub 2022 Mar 25. PMID: 35341998; PMCID: PMC8949686.

Lungu P, Kasapo C, Mihova R, Chimzizi R, Sikazwe L, Banda I, Mucheleng'anga LA, Chanda-Kapata P, Kapata N, Zumla A, Mwaba P.
A 10-year Review of TB Notifications and Mortality Trends Using a Joint Point Analysis in Zambia - a High TB burden country.
Int J Infect Dis. 2022 Nov;124 Suppl 1:S30-S40. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.03.046. Epub 2022 Mar 29. PMID: 35364287.

Soubrier H, Bangura U, Hoffmann C, Olayemi A, Adesina AS, Günther S, Oestereich L, Fichet-Calvet E.
Detection of Lassa Virus-Reactive IgG Antibodies in Wild Rodents: Validation of a Capture Enzyme-Linked Immunological Assay.
Viruses. 2022 May 7;14(5):993. doi: 10.3390/v14050993. PMID: 35632733; PMCID: PMC9147821.

Zumla A, Valdoleiros SR, Haider N, Asogun D, Ntoumi F, Petersen E, Kock R.
Monkeypox outbreaks outside endemic regions: scientific and social priorities.
Lancet Infect Dis. 2022 Jul;22(7):929-931. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(22)00354-1. Epub 2022 May 27. PMID: 35636447; PMCID: PMC9141675.

Haider N, Guitian J, Simons D, Asogun D, Ansumana R, Honeyborne I, Velavan TP, Ntoumi F, Valdoleiros SR, Petersen E, Kock R, Zumla A.
Increased outbreaks of monkeypox highlight gaps in actual disease burden in Sub-Saharan Africa and in animal reservoirs.
Int J Infect Dis. 2022 Sep;122:107-111. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.05.058. Epub 2022 May 29. PMID: 35640830; PMCID: PMC9534138.

Sindato C, Karimuribo ED, Vairo F, Misinzo G, Rweyemamu MM, Hamid MMA, Haider N, Tungu PK, Kock R, Rumisha SF, Mbilu T, Ntoumi F, Zumla A, Mboera LEG.
Rift Valley fever seropositivity in humans and domestic ruminants and associated risk factors in Sengerema, Ilala, and Rufiji districts, Tanzania.
Int J Infect Dis. 2022 Sep;122:559-565. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.07.012. Epub 2022 Jul 8. PMID: 35811085.

Mremi IR, Sindato C, Kishamawe C, Rumisha SF, Kimera SI, Mboera LEG.
Improving disease surveillance data analysis, interpretation, and use at the district level in Tanzania.
Glob Health Action. 2022 Dec 31;15(1):2090100. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2022.2090100. PMID: 35916840.

Hammed-Akanmu M, Mim M, Osman AY, Sheikh AM, Behmard E, Rabaan AA, Suppain R, Hajissa K.
Designing a Multi-Epitope Vaccine against Toxoplasma gondii: An Immunoinformatics Approach.
Vaccines (Basel). 2022 Aug 25;10(9):1389. doi: 10.3390/vaccines10091389. PMID: 36146470; PMCID: PMC9505382.

Petersen E, Asogun D, Ntoumi F, Zumla A.
Infection control at mass religious gatherings.
BMJ. 2022 Aug 26;378:e072884. doi: 10.1136/bmj-2022-072884. PMID: 36028232.

GBD 2019 LRI Collaborators.
Age-sex differences in the global burden of lower respiratory infections and risk factors, 1990-2019: results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019.
Lancet Infect Dis. 2022 Nov;22(11):1626-1647. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(22)00510-2. Epub 2022 Aug 11. PMID: 35964613; PMCID: PMC9605880.

Huggett JF, French D, O'Sullivan DM, Moran-Gilad J, Zumla A.
Monkeypox: another test for PCR.
Euro Surveill. 2022 Aug;27(32):2200497. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2022.27.32.2200497. PMID: 35959687; PMCID: PMC9373600.

Petersen E, Zumla A, Hui DS, Blumberg L, Valdoleiros SR, Amao L, Ntoumi F, Asogun D, Simonsen L, Haider N, Traore T, Kapata N, Dar O, Nachega J, Abbara A, Al Balushi A, Kock R, Maeurer M, Lee SS, Lucey DR, Ippolito G, Koopmans M.
Vaccination for monkeypox prevention in persons with high-risk sexual behaviours to control on-going outbreak of monkeypox virus clade 3.
Int J Infect Dis. 2022 Sep;122:569-571. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.06.047. Epub 2022 Jul 2. PMID: 35788415; PMCID: PMC9534076.

Abbara A, Rao B, Titanji BK, Boum Y, Zumla A.
The monkeypox outbreak is amplifying hidden voices in the global discourse. Lancet. 2022 Jul 2;400(10345):23. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)01187-4. Erratum in:
Lancet. 2022 Jul 16;400(10347):160. PMID: 35780787; PMCID: PMC9270035.

Zumla A, Traore T, Amao L, Ntoumi F, Sharma A, Azhar EI, Abbara A.
Reducing the threat of epidemic-prone infections at mass gathering religious events. Lancet. 2022 Jul 9;400(10346):80-82. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)01194-1. Epub 2022 Jun 27. PMID: 35772412.

El-Kafrawy SA, Alsayed SM, Alandijany TA, Bajrai LH, Faizo AA, Al-Sharif HA, Hassan AM, Alquthami KM, Al-Tawfiq JA, Zumla A, Azhar EI.
High genetic diversity of human rhinovirus among pilgrims with acute respiratory tract infections during the 2019 Hajj pilgrimage season.
Int J Infect Dis. 2022 Aug;121:130-137. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.05.027. Epub 2022 May 13. PMID: 35577249.

Sotgiu G, Solovic I, Zenner D, Tiberi S, Manika K, Celan C, Chorostowska-Wynimko J, Zumla A, Migliori GB.
The war in Ukraine and potential consequences for the TB epidemic in Europe.
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2022 May 1;26(5):470-471. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.22.0162. PMID: 35505472.

El-Kafrawy SA, Hassan AM, El-Daly MM, Al-Hajri M, Farag E, Elnour FA, Khan A, Tolah AM, Alandijany TA, Othman NA, Memish ZA, Corman VM, Drosten C, Zumla A, Azhar EI.
Genetic diversity of hepatitis E virus (HEV) in imported and domestic camels in Saudi Arabia.
Sci Rep. 2022 Apr 29;12(1):7005. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-11208-6. PMID: 35487943; PMCID: PMC9054814.

Lule SA, Gibb R, Kizito D, Nakanjako G, Mutyaba J, Balinandi S, Owen L, Jones KE, Abubakar I, Lutwama JJ, Field N.
Widespread exposure to Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Uganda might be driven by transmission from Rhipicephalus ticks: Evidence from cross-sectional and modelling studies.
J Infect. 2022 Dec;85(6):683-692. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2022.09.016. Epub 2022 Sep 22. PMID: 36152736.

Munjita SM, Moonga G, Mukubesa AN, Ndebe J, Mubemba B, Vanaerschot M, Tato C, Tembo J, Kapata N, Chitanga S, Changula K, Kajihara M, Muleya W, Takada A, Fichet-Calvet E, Zumla A, Sawa H, Bates M, Munsaka S, Simulundu E.
Luna Virus and Helminths in Wild Mastomys natalensis in Two Contrasting Habitats in Zambia: Risk Factors and Evidence of Virus Dissemination in Semen.
Pathogens. 2022 Nov 14;11(11):1345. doi: 10.3390/pathogens11111345. PMID: 36422597; PMCID: PMC9697851.

GBD 2019 Antimicrobial Resistance Collaborators.
Global mortality associated with 33 bacterial pathogens in 2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019.
Lancet. 2023 Dec 17;400(10369):2221-2248. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)02185-7. Epub 2022 Nov 21. PMID: 36423648; PMCID: PMC9763654.

Other publications of interest by PANDORA members

Armocida B, Monasta L, Sawyer S, Bustreo F, Segafredo G, Castelpietra G, Ronfani L, Pasovic M, Hay S; GBD 2019 Europe NCDs in Adolescents Collaborators, Perel P, Beran D.
Burden of non-communicable diseases among adolescents aged 10-24 years in the EU, 1990-2019: a systematic analysis of the Global Burden of Diseases Study 2019.
Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2022 Jun;6(6):367-383. doi: 10.1016/S2352-4642(22)00073-6. Epub 2022 Mar 24. PMID: 35339209; PMCID: PMC9090900.

GBD 2019 Diabetes Mortality Collaborators.
Diabetes mortality and trends before 25 years of age: an analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019.
Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2022 Mar;10(3):177-192. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(21)00349-1. Epub 2022 Feb 7. PMID: 35143780; PMCID: PMC8860753.

Lane R.
Ali Zumla: respiratory medicine and global health supremo.
Lancet. 2022 Jan 29;399(10323):427. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)00116-7. PMID: 35093219; PMCID: PMC8797028.

Tiberi S, Utjesanovic N, Galvin J, Centis R, D'Ambrosio L, van den Boom M, Zumla A, Migliori GB.
Drug resistant TB - latest developments in epidemiology, diagnostics and management.
Int J Infect Dis. 2022 Mar 25:S1201-9712(22)00165-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.03.026. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35342000.



Covid publications

Haider N, Hasan MN, Guitian J, Khan RA, McCoy D, Ntoumi F, Dar O, Ansumana R, Uddin MJ, Zumla A, Kock RA.
The disproportionate case-fatality ratio of COVID-19 between countries with the highest vaccination rates and the rest of the world.
IJID Reg. 2023 Mar;6:159-166. doi: 10.1016/j.ijregi.2023.01.011. Epub 2023 Jan 26. PMID: 36721772; PMCID: PMC9881127.

Velavan TP, Ntoumi F, Kremsner PG, Lee SS, Meyer CG.
Emergence and geographic dominance of Omicron subvariants XBB/XBB.1.5 and BF.7 - the public health challenges.
Int J Infect Dis. 2023 Mar;128:307-309. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2023.01.024. Epub 2023 Jan 19. PMID: 36681145; PMCID: PMC9850647.

Elton L, Abdel Hamid MM, Tembo J, Elbadawi H, Maluzi K, Abdelraheem MH, Cullip T, Kabanda C, Roulston K, Honeyborne I, Thomason MJ, Elhag K, Mohammed A, Adam A, Mulonga K, Sikakena K, Matibula P, Kabaso M, Nakazwe R, Fwoloshi S, Zumla A, McHugh TD.
A pandemic within a pandemic? Admission to COVID-19 wards in hospitals is associated with increased prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in two African settings.
Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob. 2023 Apr 13;22(1):25. doi: 10.1186/s12941-023-00575-1. PMID: 37055793.

Non- Covid publications

Simons D, Attfield LA, Jones KE, Watson-Jones D, Kock R.
Rodent trapping studies as an overlooked information source for understanding endemic and novel zoonotic spillover.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2023 Jan 23;17(1):e0010772. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0010772. PMID: 36689474; PMCID: PMC9894545.

Haider N, Kock R, Zumla A, Lee SS.
Consequences and global risks of highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks in poultry in the United Kingdom.
Int J Infect Dis. 2023 Apr;129:162-164. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2023.01.028. Epub 2023 Jan 20. PMID: 36690141

Nordin AH, Husna SMN, Ahmad Z, Nordin ML, Ilyas RA, Azemi AK, Ismail N, Siti NH, Ngadi N, Azami MSM, Mohamad Norpi AS, Reduan MFH, Osman AY, Pratama DAOA, Nabgan W, Shaari R.
Natural Polymeric Composites Derived from Animals, Plants, and Microbes for Vaccine Delivery and Adjuvant Applications: A Review.
Gels. 2023 Mar 15;9(3):227. doi: 10.3390/gels9030227. PMID: 36975676; PMCID: PMC10048722.

Elnaiem A, Mohamed-Ahmed O, Zumla A, Mecaskey J, Charron N, Abakar MF, Raji T, Bahalim A, Manikam L, Risk O, Okereke E, Squires N, Nkengasong J, Rüegg SR, Abdel Hamid MM, Osman AY, Kapata N, Alders R, Heymann DL, Kock R, Dar O.
Global and regional governance of One Health and implications for global health security.
Lancet. 2023 Feb 25;401(10377):688-704. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)01597-5. Epub 2023 Jan 19. PMID: 36682375.

Zinsstag J, Kaiser-Grolimund A, Heitz-Tokpa K, Sreedharan R, Lubroth J, Caya F, Stone M, Brown H, Bonfoh B, Dobell E, Morgan D, Homaira N, Kock R, Hattendorf J, Crump L, Mauti S, Del Rio Vilas V, Saikat S, Zumla A, Heymann D, Dar O, de la Rocque S.
Advancing One human-animal-environment Health for global health security: what does the evidence say?
Lancet. 2023 Feb 18;401(10376):591-604. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)01595-1. Epub 2023 Jan 19. PMID: 36682371.

Mwatondo A, Rahman-Shepherd A, Hollmann L, Chiossi S, Maina J, Kurup KK, Hassan OA, Coates B, Khan M, Spencer J, Mutono N, Thumbi SM, Muturi M, Mutunga M, Arruda LB, Akhbari M, Ettehad D, Ntoumi F, Scott TP, Nel LH, Ellis-Iversen J, Sönksen UW, Onyango D, Ismail Z, Simachew K, Wolking D, Kazwala R, Sijali Z, Bett B, Heymann D, Kock R, Zumla A, Dar O.
A global analysis of One Health Networks and the proliferation of One Health collaborations.
Lancet. 2023 Feb 18;401(10376):605-616. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)01596-3. Epub 2023 Jan 19. PMID: 36682370.

Traore T, Shanks S, Haider N, Ahmed K, Jain V, Rüegg SR, Razavi A, Kock R, Erondu N, Rahman-Shepherd A, Yavlinsky A, Mboera L, Asogun D, McHugh TD, Elton L, Oyebanji O, Okunromade O, Ansumana R, Djingarey MH, Ali Ahmed Y, Diallo AB, Balde T, Talisuna A, Ntoumi F, Zumla A, Heymann D, Socé Fall I, Dar O.
How prepared is the world? Identifying weaknesses in existing assessment frameworks for global health security through a One Health approach.
Lancet. 2023 Feb 25;401(10377):673-687. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)01589-6. Epub 2023 Jan 19. PMID: 36682374.

Ssendagire S, Karanja MJ, Abdi A, Lubogo M, Azad Al A, Mzava K, Osman AY, Abdikarim AM, Abdi MA, Abdullahi AM, Mohamed A, Ahmed HS, Hassan NY, Hussein A, Ibrahim AD, Mohamed AY, Nur IM, Muhamed MB, Mohamed MA, Nur FA, Mohamed HSA, Derow MM, Diriye AA, Malik SMMR.
Progress and experiences of implementing an integrated disease surveillance and response system in Somalia; 2016-2023.
Front Public Health. 2023 Sep 7;11:1204165. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1204165. PMID: 37780418; PMCID: PMC10539911.

Osman AY, Mohamed H, Mumin FI, Mahrous H, Saidouni A, Elmi SA, Adawe AK, Mo'allim AA, Lubogo M, Malik SMMR, Mwatondo A, Raji T, Ahmed AD, Zumla A, Dar O, Kock R, Mor SM.
Prioritization of zoonoses for multisectoral, One Health collaboration in Somalia, 2023.
One Health. 2023 Sep 22;17:100634. doi: 10.1016/j.onehlt.2023.100634. PMID: 38024279; PMCID: PMC10665150.

Mohamed MA, Ali OA, Osman AM, Abatcha MG, Ahmed AA, Ali AM, Dirie AA, de Oliveira CJB, Osman AY, Wang SH, Vieira RFC.
Assessment of drug-susceptible and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in the Central Region of Somalia: A 3-year retrospective study.
PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023 Sep 7;3(9):e0002319. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0002319. PMID: 37676848; PMCID: PMC10484424.

Zumla A, Benn CS, Bockarie M, Grewal HMS, Ntoumi F, Gyapong J.
Evolution of a strategic, transformative Europe-Africa Global Health partnership-EDCTP3.
Lancet Infect Dis. 2023 Dec 1:S1473-3099(23)00737-5. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(23)00737-5. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38048794.

Tully M, Batten C, Ashby M, Mahapatra M, Parekh K, Parida S, Njeumi F, Willett B, Bataille A, Libeau G, Kwiatek O, Caron A, Berguido FJ, Lamien CE, Cattoli G, Misinzo G, Keyyu J, Mdetele D, Gakuya F, Bodjo SC, Taha FA, Elbashier HM, Khalafalla AI, Osman AY, Kock R.
The evaluation of five serological assays in determining seroconversion to peste des petits ruminants virus in typical and atypical hosts.
Sci Rep. 2023 Sep 8;13(1):14787. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-41630-3. PMID: 37684280; PMCID: PMC10491793.

Other publications of interest by PANDORA members

Pega F, Momen NC, Abubakar AHA, Al-Emam R, Hassan MN, Howard J, Hussein SH, Iavicoli S, Kevi SK, Kgalamono SM, Malik SMR, K GM, Osman AY, Pandav RS, Shrestha RRP, Singh DR, Sun X, Wotobe MK, Neira MP.
Monitoring workers' health: focus on rights, determinants, and equity.
Lancet. 2023 Oct 14;402(10410):1306-1308. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(23)02049-4. PMID: 37838426

Nordin AH, Ngadi N, Nordin ML, Noralidin NA, Nabgan W, Osman AY, Shaari R.
Spent tea waste extract as a green modifying agent of chitosan for aspirin adsorption: Fixed-bed column, modeling and toxicity studies.
Int J Biol Macromol. 2023 Dec 31;253(Pt 2):126501. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2023.126501. Epub 2023 Sep 7. PMID: 37678687.

Mumin FI, Fenton A, Osman AY, Mor SM.
Zoonoses research in Somalia: A scoping review using a One Health approach.
One Health. 2023 Sep 1;17:100626. doi: 10.1016/j.onehlt.2023.100626. PMID: 38024257; PMCID: PMC10665144.