Publications

Publications 2024

Mbama Ntabi JD, Malda Bali ED, Lissom A, Akoton R, Djontu JC, Missontsa G, Mouzinga FH, Baina MT, Djogbenou L, Ndo C, Wondji C, Adegnika AA, Lenga A, Borrmann S, Ntoumi F. 2024. Contribution of Anopheles gambiae sensu lato mosquitoes to malaria transmission during the dry season in Djoumouna and Ntoula villages in the Republic of the Congo. Parasite & Vectors. 2024 Mar 2;17(1):104.

Selidji T. Agnandji1, Marguerite Massinga Loembe, Armel V. Mbouna, Fallowne Mbadinga1 Paulin N. Essone, Ghyslain Mombo-Ngoma, Rose Leke, Yvonne K. Mburu, Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum, Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele, Samba Sow, Charles Shey Wiysonge, Alimuddin Zumla, Ayola A. Adegnika, Michael Ramharter, Peter G. Kremsner, Pierre-Blaise Matsiegui, Yap Boum and Francine Ntoumi. 2024. Faire des essais cliniques une norme publique pour les décisions de santé en Afrique subsaharienne. Frontiers in Tropical Diseases. 2024. 4:1297109. doi: 10.3389/fitd.2023.1297109

Zumla A, Benn CS, Bockarie M, Grewal HMS, Ntoumi F, Gyapong J 2024. Évolution d'un partenariat stratégique et transformateur entre l'Europe et l'Afrique dans le domaine de la santé mondiale (EDCTP3). The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2024 Jan;24(1):16-18.

Ntabi JDM, Lissom A, Djontu JC, Nkemngo FN, Diafouka-Kietela S, Mayela J, Missontsa G, Djogbenou L, Ndo C, Wondji C, Adegnika AA, Lenga A, Borrmann S, Ntoumi F. 2024. Indicateurs entomologiques de la transmission des espèces de Plasmodium dans les districts de Goma Tsé-Tsé et Madibou, en République du Congo. Malaria Journal 11(Suppl 1):P71.

Publications 2023

Ntoumi F, Veas F. 2023 Préparation aux futures épidémies : renforcement de la surveillance des survivants de la maladie à virus Ebola. The Lancet Infectious Diseases.. 2023 Nov 30:S1473-3099(23)00567-4. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(23)00567-4

Groger M, Lutete GT, Assi SB, Bigoga JD, Ntamabyaliro NY, Arbe-Barnes S, Shin J, Adegnika AA, Ntoumi F, Kremsner PG, Ramharter M, Duparc S, Borghini-Fuhrer I, Mombo-Ngoma G. 2023 Santé communautaire des travailleurs de la recherche clinique à l’exemple d’un essai de phase IIIb/IV d’un médicament antipaludique mené dans cinq pays africains. Int J Infect Dis.. 21 octobre 2023 ; 137 : 114-117.

Arruda LB, Free HB, Simons D, Ansumana R, Elton L, Haider N, Honeyborne I, Asogun D, McHugh TD, Ntoumi F, Zumla A, Kock R. Les biais d'échantillonnage et de séquençage actuels du Lassa mammarenavirus limitent l'inférence à partir de la phylogéographie et des analyses moléculaires 2023 épidémiologie dans les régions d’endémie de la fièvre de Lassa. PLOS Santé publique mondiale.. 8 novembre 2023;3(11):e0002159.

Baina MT, Djontu JC, Lissom A, Doulamo NVA, Umuhoza DM, Ntabi JDM, Vouvoungui CJ, Boumpoutou RK, Mayela J, Diafouka-Kietela S, Nguimbi E, Ntoumi F. 2023 Plasmodium falciparum msp-1 and msp-2 genetic diversity and multiplicity of infection in isolates from Congolese patients in the Republic of Congo. Parasitol Res.. 2023 Oct;122(10):2433-2443. doi: 10.1007/s00436-023-07951-y. Epub 2023 Aug 25.

Edwards SJL, Silaigwana B, Asogun D, Mugwagwa J, Ntoumi F, Ansumana R, Bardosh K, Ambe. 2023 An ethics of anthropology-informed community engagement with COVID-19 clinical trials in Africa. J. Dev World Bioeth.. 2023 Sep;23(3):242-251. doi: 10.1111/dewb.12367. Epub 2022 Aug 9.

Baina MT, Lissom A, Assioro Doulamo NV, Djontu JC, Umuhoza DM, Mbama-Ntabi JD, Diafouka-Kietela S, Mayela J, Missontsa G, Wondji C, Adegnika AA, Nguimbi E, Borrmann S, Ntoumi F. 2023 Comparative study of Plasmodium falciparum msp-1 and msp-2 Genetic Diversity in Isolates from Rural and Urban Areas in the South of Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. Pathogens.. 2023 May 22;12(5):742. doi: 10.3390/pathogens12050742.

Nachega JB, Mbala-Kingebeni P, Rosenthal PJ, Rimoin AW, Hoff NA, Liesenborghs L, Vanlerberghe V, Andrei G, Rawat A, Wilson LA, Forrest J, Mills EJ, Hermans MP, Mulangu S, Ntoumi F, Zumla A, Muyembe-Tamfum JJ. 2023 The Human Mpox Global Outbreak: Available Control Tools and the Opportunity to Break a Cycle of Neglect in Endemic Countries. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene.. 2023 Aug 14:tpmd230161. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.23-0161.

Nachega JB, Nsanzimana S, Rawat A, Wilson LA, Rosenthal PJ, Siedner MJ, Varma JK, Kilmarx PH, Mutesa L, Tanner M, Binagwaho A, Forrest J, Mbala-Kingebeni P, Muyembe-Tamfum JJ, Ntoumi F, Zumla A, de Oliveira T, Mills EJ. 2023 Advancing detection and response capacities for emerging and re-emerging pathogens in Africa. The Lancet Infectious Diseases.. 2023 May;23(5):e185-e189. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(22)00723-X. Epub 2022 Dec 20.

Anna Maria van Eijk, Kasia Stepniewska, Jenny Hill, Steve M Taylor, Stephen J Rogerson, Gilles Cottrell, R Matthew Chico, Julie R Gutman, Halidou Tinto, Holger W Unger, Stephanie K Yanow, Steven R Meshnick, Feiko O ter Kuile, Alfredo Mayor, for the Subpatent Malaria in Pregnancy Group. 2023 Prevalence of and risk factors for microscopic and submicroscopic malaria infections in pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet Global Health.. June 2, 2023 https://doi.org/10.1016/ S2214-109X(23)00194-8.

Eskild Petersen, Shui Shan Lee, David S Hui, Jean B Nachega, Francine Ntoumi, Delia Goletti, Eleni Aklillu, Avinash Sharma, Thomas Nyirenda, Dorothy Yeboah-Manu, Giovanni Satta, Christopher da Costa, Esam I Azhar, Moses Bockarie, Seif Al-Abri, Timothy D McHugh, Alfonso Rodriguez-Morlares, George M Varghese et Alimuddin Zumla. 2023 Fin du brevet Bedaquiline - Une évolution cruciale pour faire progresser les médicaments, les diagnostics et les vaccins abordables contre les maladies infectieuses dans les pays à revenu faible ou intermédiaire. Journal international des maladies infectieuses. Juin ; 131 : 180-182.

Krueger T, Ikegbunam M, Lissom A, Sandri TL, Ntabi JDM, Djontu JC, Baina MT, Lontchi RAL, Maloum M, Ella GZ, Agonhossou R, Akoton R, Djogbenou L, Borrmann S, Held J, Ntoumi F, Adegnika AA, Kremsner PG, Kreidenweiss A. 2023 Low Prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum Histidine-Rich Protein 2 and 3 Gene Deletions-A Multiregional Study in Central and West Africa Pathogens. 2023 Mar 14;12(3):455. doi: 10.3390/pathogens12030455

Rodriguez-Morales A J., Abbara A, Ntoumi F, Kapata N, Mwaba P, Yeboah-Manu D, Maeurer M, Dar O, Abubakar I, Zumla A. 2023 World tuberculosis day 2023 – Reflections on the spread of drug-resistant tuberculosis by travellers and reducing risk in forcibly displaced populations. Travel Medicine and infectious Disease. Mar 22:102568. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2023.102568.

Haider N, Hasan MN, Guitian J, Khan RA, McCoy D, Ntoumi F, Dar O, Ansumana R, Uddin MJ, Zumla A, Kock RA. 2023 The disproportionate case-fatality ratio of COVID-19 between top vaccinated countries and the rest of the world. International Journal of Infectious Diseases Regions. 2023 Jan 26. doi: 10.1016/j.ijregi.2023.01.011.

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. 2023 A global analysis of One Health Networks and the proliferation of One Health collaborations. The Lancet. 2023 Jan 19:S0140-6736(22)01596-3. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)01596-3.

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. 2023 How prepared is the workd? Identifying weaknesses in existing assessment frameworks for global health security through a One Health approach. The Lancet. 2023 Feb 25;401(10377):673-687. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)01589-6. Epub 2023 Jan 19.

Nguiffo-Nguete D, Nongley Nkemngo F, Ndo C, Agbor JP, Boussougou-Sambe ST, Salako Djogbénou L, Ntoumi F, Adegnika AA, Borrmann S, Wondji CS. 2023 Plasmodium malariae contributes to high levels of malaria transmission in a forest-savannah transition area in Cameroon. Parasite & Vectors. 2023 Jan 25;16(1):31. doi: 10.1186/s13071-022-05635-7.PMID: 36698132.

Velavan TP, Ntoumi F, Kremsner PG, Lee SS, Meyer CG. 2023 Emergence and geographic dominance of Omicron subvariants XBB/XBB.1.5 and BF.7 - the public health challenges. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2023 Jan 19;128:307-309. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2023.01.024.

Publications 2022

Lazarus JV, Romero D, Kopka CJ, Karim SA, Abu-Raddad LJ, Almeida G, Baptista-Leite R, Barocas JA, Barreto ML, Bar-Yam Y, Bassat Q, Batista C, Bazilian M, Chiou ST, Del Rio C, Dore GJ, Gao GF, Gostin LO, Hellard M, Jimenez JL, Kang G, Lee N, Matičič M, McKee M, Nsanzimana S, Oliu-Barton M, Pradelski B, Pyzik O, Rabin K, Raina S, Rashid SF, Rathe M, Saenz R, Singh S, Trock-Hempler M, Villapol S, Yap P, Binagwaho A, Kamarulzaman A, El-Mohandes A; COVID-19 Consensus Statement Panel. 2022 A multinational Delphi consensus to end the COVID-19 public health threat. Nature. Nov 3. doi: 10.1038/s41586-022-05398-2. Online ahead of print. PMID: 36329272.

Houwaart T, Belhaj S, Tawalbeh E, Nagels D, Fröhlich Y, Finzer P, Ciruela P, Sabrià A, Herrero M, Andrés C, Antón A, Benmoumene A, Asskali D, Haidar H, von Dahlen J, Nicolai J, Stiller M, Blum J, Lange C, Adelmann C, Schroer B, Osmers U, Grice C, Kirfel PP, Jomaa H, Strelow D, Hülse L, Pigulla M, Kreuzer P, Tyshaieva A, Weber J, Wienemann T, Kohns Vasconcelos M, Hoffmann K, Lübke N, Hauka S, Andree M, Scholz CJ, Jazmati N, Göbels K, Zotz R, Pfeffer K, Timm J, Ehlkes L, Walker A, Dilthey AT; German COVID-19 OMICS Initiative (DeCOI); German COVID-19 OMICs Initiative (DeCOI). 2022 Integrated genomic surveillance enables tracing of person-to-person SARS-CoV-2 transmission chains during community transmission and reveals extensive onward transmission of travel-imported infections, Germany, June to July 2021. Euro Surveillance. 2022 Oct;27(43). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2022.27.43.2101089. PMID: 36305336.

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

Lewis HC, Ware H, Whelan M, Subissi L, Li Z, Ma X, Nardone A, Valenciano M, Cheng B, Noel K, Cao C, Yanes-Lane M, Herring BL, Talisuna A, Ngoy N, Balde T, Clifton D, Van Kerkhove MD, Buckeridge D, Bobrovitz N, Okeibunor J, Arora RK, Bergeri I; UNITY Studies Collaborator Group. 2022 SARS-CoV-2 infection in Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis of standardised seroprevalence studies, from January 2020 to December 2021. BMJ Glob Health. 2022 Aug;7(8):e008793. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2022-008793.PMID: 35998978.

Tegally H, San JE, Cotten M, Moir M, Tegomoh B, Mboowa G, Martin DP, Baxter C, Lambisia AW, Diallo A, Amoako DG, Diagne MM, Sisay A, Zekri AN, Gueye AS, Sangare AK, Ouedraogo AS, Sow A, Musa AO, Sesay AK, Abias AG, Elzagheid AI, Lagare A, Kemi AS, Abar AE, Johnson AA, Fowotade A, Oluwapelumi AO, Amuri AA, Juru A, Kandeil A, Mostafa A, Rebai A, Sayed A, Kazeem A, Balde A, Christoffels A, Trotter AJ, Campbell A, Keita AK, Kone A, Bouzid A, Souissi A, Agweyu A, Naguib A, Gutierrez AV, Nkeshimana A, Page AJ, Yadouleton A, Vinze A, Happi AN, Chouikha A, Iranzadeh A, Maharaj A, Batchi-Bouyou AL, Ismail A, Sylverken AA, Goba A, Femi A, Sijuwola AE, Marycelin B, Salako BL, Oderinde BS, Bolajoko B, Diarra B, Herring BL, Tsofa B, Lekana-Douki B, Mvula B, Njanpop-Lafourcade BM, Marondera BT, Khaireh BA, Kouriba B, Adu B, Pool B, McInnis B, Brook C, Williamson C, Nduwimana C, Anscombe C, Pratt CB, Scheepers C, Akoua-Koffi CG, Agoti CN, Mapanguy CM, Loucoubar C, Onwuamah CK, Ihekweazu C, Malaka CN, Peyrefitte C, Grace C, Omoruyi CE, Rafaï CD, Morang'a CM, Erameh C, Lule DB, Bridges DJ, Mukadi-Bamuleka D, Park D, Rasmussen DA, Baker D, Nokes DJ, Ssemwanga D, Tshiabuila D, Amuzu DSY, Goedhals D, Grant DS, Omuoyo DO, Maruapula D, Wanjohi DW, Foster-Nyarko E, Lusamaki EK, Simulundu E, Ong'era EM, Ngabana EN, Abworo EO, Otieno E, Shumba E, Barasa E, Ahmed EB, Ahmed EA, Lokilo E, Mukantwari E, Philomena E, Belarbi E, Simon-Loriere E, Anoh EA, Manuel E, Leendertz F, Taweh FM, Wasfi F, Abdelmoula F, Takawira FT, Derrar F, Ajogbasile FV, Treurnicht F, Onikepe F, Ntoumi F, Muyembe FM, Ragomzingba FEZ, Dratibi FA, Iyanu FA, Mbunsu GK, Thilliez G, Kay GL, Akpede GO, van Zyl GU, Awandare GA, Kpeli GS, Schubert G, Maphalala GP, Ranaivoson HC, Omunakwe HE, Onywera H, Abe H, Karray H, Nansumba H, Triki H, Kadjo HAA, Elgahzaly H, Gumbo H, Mathieu H, Kavunga-Membo H, Smeti I, Olawoye IB, Adetifa IMO, Odia I, Ben Boubaker IB, Mohammad IA, Ssewanyana I, Wurie I, Konstantinus IS, Halatoko JWA, Ayei J, Sonoo J, Makangara JC, Tamfum JM, Heraud JM, Shaffer JG, Giandhari J, Musyoki J, Nkurunziza J, Uwanibe JN, Bhiman JN, Yasuda J, Morais J, Kiconco J, Sandi JD, Huddleston J, Odoom JK, Morobe JM, Gyapong JO, Kayiwa JT, Okolie JC, Xavier JS, Gyamfi J, Wamala JF, Bonney JHK, Nyandwi J, Everatt J, Nakaseegu J, Ngoi JM, Namulondo J, Oguzie JU, Andeko JC, Lutwama JJ, Mogga JJH, O'Grady J, Siddle KJ, Victoir K, Adeyemi KT, Tumedi KA, Carvalho KS, Mohammed KS, Dellagi K, Musonda KG, Duedu KO, Fki-Berrajah L, Singh L, Kepler LM, Biscornet L, de Oliveira Martins L, Chabuka L, Olubayo L, Ojok LD, Deng LL, Ochola-Oyier LI, Tyers L, Mine M, Ramuth M, Mastouri M, ElHefnawi M, Mbanne M, Matsheka MI, Kebabonye M, Diop M, Momoh M, Lima Mendonça MDL, Venter M, Paye MF, Faye M, Nyaga MM, Mareka M, Damaris MM, Mburu MW, Mpina MG, Owusu M, Wiley MR, Tatfeng MY, Ayekaba MO, Abouelhoda M, Beloufa MA, Seadawy MG, Khalifa MK, Matobo MM, Kane M, Salou M, Mbulawa MB, Mwenda M, Allam M, Phan MVT, Abid N, Rujeni N, Abuzaid N, Ismael N, Elguindy N, Top NM, Dia N, Mabunda N, Hsiao NY, Silochi NB, Francisco NM, Saasa N, Bbosa N, Murunga N, Gumede N, Wolter N, Sitharam N, Ndodo N, Ajayi NA, Tordo N, Mbhele N, Razanajatovo NH, Iguosadolo N, Mba N, Kingsley OC, Sylvanus O, Femi O, Adewumi OM, Testimony O, Ogunsanya OA, Fakayode O, Ogah OE, Oludayo OE, Faye O, Smith-Lawrence P, Ondoa P, Combe P, Nabisubi P, Semanda P, Oluniyi PE, Arnaldo P, Quashie PK, Okokhere PO, Bejon P, Dussart P, Bester PA, Mbala PK, Kaleebu P, Abechi P, El-Shesheny R, Joseph R, Aziz RK, Essomba RG, Ayivor-Djanie R, Njouom R, Phillips RO, Gorman R, Kingsley RA, Neto Rodrigues RMDESA, Audu RA, Carr RAA, Gargouri S, Masmoudi S, Bootsma S, Sankhe S, Mohamed SI, Femi S, Mhalla S, Hosch S, Kassim SK, Metha S, Trabelsi S, Agwa SH, Mwangi SW, Doumbia S, Makiala-Mandanda S, Aryeetey S, Ahmed SS, Ahmed SM, Elhamoumi S, Moyo S, Lutucuta S, Gaseitsiwe S, Jalloh S, Andriamandimby SF, Oguntope S, Grayo S, Lekana-Douki S, Prosolek S, Ouangraoua S, van Wyk S, Schaffner SF, Kanyerezi S, Ahuka-Mundeke S, Rudder S, Pillay S, Nabadda S, Behillil S, Budiaki SL, van der Werf S, Mashe T, Mohale T, Le-Viet T, Velavan TP, Schindler T, Maponga TG, Bedford T, Anyaneji UJ, Chinedu U, Ramphal U, George UE, Enouf V, Nene V, Gorova V, Roshdy WH, Karim WA, Ampofo WK, Preiser W, Choga WT, Ahmed YA, Ramphal Y, Bediako Y, Naidoo Y, Butera Y, de Laurent ZR; Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative (Africa PGI), Ouma AEO, von Gottberg A, Githinji G, Moeti M, Tomori O, Sabeti PC, Sall AA, Oyola SO, Tebeje YK, Tessema SK, de Oliveira T, Happi C, Lessells R, Nkengasong J, Wilkinson E. 2022 The evolving SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in Africa: Insights from rapidly expanding genomic surveillance. Science . 2022 Sep 15:eabq5358. doi: 10.1126/science.abq5358.

Dangles O, Struelens Q, Mame-Penda Ba, Bonzi-Coulibaly Y, Charvis P, Emmanuel E, González Almario C, Hanich L, Koita O, León-Verlade F, Mburu YK, Ntoumi F, Restrepo S, Vidal L. 2022 Insufficient yet improving involvement of the Global South in top sustainability science publications. Plos One Sep 1;17(9):e0273083. 1-9. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0273083. eCollection 2022.

Edwards SJL, Silaigwana B, Asogun D, Mugwagwa J, Ntoumi F, Ansumana R, Bardosh K, Ambe J. 2022 An ethics of anthropology-informed community engagement with COVID-19 clinical trials in Africa. Developing World Bioethics. 2022 Aug 9 : 1-10. doi: 10.1111/dewb.12367.

Kirby T., Francine Ntoumi 2022 building research capacity and encouraging female African researchers. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2022 Aug;22(8):1128. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(22)00466-2.

Agonhossou R, Akoton R, Lagnika H, Djihinto OY, Sovegnon PM, Saizonou HD, Ntoumi F, Wondji CS, Borrmann S, Adegnika AA, Djogbénou LS. 2022 P. falciparum msp1 and msp2 genetic diversity in P. falciparum single and mixed infection with P. malariae among the asymptomatic population in Southern Benin. Parasitology International. 2022 Aug;89:102590. doi: 10.1016/j.parint.2022.102590.

Batchi-Bouyou LA, Djontu JC, Vouvoungui JC, Mapanguy Mfoutou CC, Lobaloba Ingoba L, Mougany JS, Boumpoutou KR, Diafouka-kietela S, Ampa R, Ntoumi F. 2022 Assessment of neutralizing antibody responses after natural SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination in Congolese individuals. BMC Infectious Diseases. (2022) 22:610. doi.org/10.1186/s12879-022-07593-y.

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. 2022 Vaccination for monkeypox prevention in persons with high-risk sexual behaviours to control on-going outbreak of monkeypox virus clade 3. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2022 Jul 1:S1201-9712(22)00378-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.06.047.

Ntoumi F and Kremsner PG. 2022 Vaccination with fractional doses: promise or illusion? The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Jun 23:S1473-3099(22)00310-3. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(22)00310-3.

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. 2022 Optimising tuberculosis care for refugees affected by armed conflicts. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. 2022 Jun;10(6):533-536. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(22)00104-7. Epub 2022 Mar 23.

Ntabi Mbama D. Lissom A, Djontu JC. Diafouka Kietela S, Vouvoungui C, Boumpoutou RK, Mayela J, Nguete Nguiffo D. Ndo NNFC. Akoton. R, Agonhossou R, Lenga A, Boussougou‑Sambe TS. Luc Djogbénou. Wondji C, Adegnika AA, Borrmann S, Ntoumi F. 2022 Prevalence of non-Plasmodium falciparum species in Southern districts of Brazzaville in The Republic of the Congo. Parasites & Vectors. 2Jun 16;15(1):209. doi: 10.1186/s13071-022-05312-9.

Nana-Djeunga HC, Djune-Yemeli L, Domche A, Donfo-Azafack C, Efon-Ekangouo A, Lenou-Nanga C, Nzune-Toche N, Balog YA, Bopda JG, Mbickmen-Tchana S, Velavan TP, Penlap-Beng V, Ntoumi F, Kamgno J. 2022 Correction to: High infection rates for onchocerciasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis in children under five not receiving preventive chemotherapy: a bottleneck to elimination. Infectious Diseases of Poverty. 2022 Jun 6;11(1):65. doi: 10.1186/s40249-022-00984-y.

Shuaib YA, Utpatel C, Kohl TA, Barilar I, Diricks M, Ashraf N, Wieler LH, Kerubo G, Mesfin EA, Diallo AB, Al-Hajoj S, Ndung'u P, Fitzgibbon MM, Vaziri F, Sintchenko V, Martinez E, Viegas SO, Zhou Y, Azmy A, Al-Amry K, Godreuil S, Varma-Basil M, Narang A, Ali S, Beckert P, Dreyer V, Kabwe M, Bates M, Hoelscher M, Rachow A, Gori A, Tekwu EM, Sidze LK, Jean-Paul AA, Beng VP, Ntoumi F, Frank M, Diallo AG, Mboup S, Tessema B, Beyene D, Khan SN, Diel R, Supply P, Maurer FP, Hoffmann H, Niemann S, Merker M. 2022 Origin and Global Expansion of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex Lineage 3 Genes (Basel). 2022 May 31;13(6):990. doi: 10.3390/genes13060990.

Jeremiah C, Petersen E, Nantanda R, Mungai BN, Migliori GB, Amanullah F, Lungu P, Ntoumi F, Kumarasamy N, Maeurer M, Zumla A. 2022 The WHO Global Tuberculosis 2021 Report - not so good news and turning the tide back to End TB 2018 International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2022 Mar 20:S1201-9712(22)00149-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.03.011.

Seifert SN, Fischer RJ, Kuisma E, Goma-Nkoua C, Bounga G, Akongo MJ, Schulz JE, Escudero-Pérez B, Akoundzie BJ, Ampiri R, Dieudonne A, Indolo GD, Kaba SD, Louzolo I, Macosso LN, Mavoungou Y, Miegakanda VB, Nina RA, Samabide KT, Ondzie AI, Ntoumi F, Muñoz-Fontela C, Mombouli JV, Olson SH, Walzer C, Niama FR, Munster VJ. 2022 Zaire ebolavirus surveillance near the Bikoro region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the 2018 outbreak reveals presence of seropositive bats. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2022 Mar 20:S1201-9712(22)00149-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.03.011.

Zumla A, Valdoleiros SR, Haider N, Asogun D, Ntoumi F, Petersen E, Kock R. 2022 Unprecedented Monkeypox outbreaks outside endemic regions – scientific and social priorities. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. May 27, 2022. doi.org/10.1016/ S1473-3099(22)00354-1.

Haider N, Guitian J, Simons D, Asogun D, Ansumana R, Honeyborne I, Velavan TP, Ntoumi F, Valdoleiros SR, Petersen E, Kock R, Zumla A. 2022 Increased outbreaks of monkeypox highlight gaps in actual disease burden in Sub-Saharan Africa and in animal reservoirs. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2022 May 2022.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2022.05.058.

Massamba JE; Djontu JC, Vouvoungui CJ, Kobawila C, Ntoumi F. 2022 Plasmodium falciparum multiplicity of infections and maternal anaemia in Congolese women at delivery from southern Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. Malaria Journal. Apr 2;21(1):114. doi: 10.1186/s12936-022-04105-w.

NRosenthal PJ, Björkman A, Dhorda M, Djimde A, Dondorp AM, Gaye O, Guerin PJ, Juma E, Kwiatkowski DP, Merson L, Ntoumi F, Price RN, Raman J, Roos DS, Ter Kuile F, Tinto H, Tomko SS, White NJ, Barnes KI. 2022 Cooperation in Countering Artemisinin Resistance in Africa: Learning from COVID-19. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2022 Apr 12:tpmd220148. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.22-0148.

Das D, Vongpromek R, Assawariyathipat T, Srinamon K, Kennon K, Stepniewska K, Ghose A, Sayeed AA, Faiz MA, Netto RLA, Siqueira A, Yerbanga SR, Ouédraogo JB, Callery JJ, Peto TJ, Tripura R, Koukouikila-Koussounda F, Ntoumi F, Ong'echa JM, Ogutu B, Ghimire P, Marfurt J, Ley B, Seck A, Ndiaye M, Moodley B, Sun LM, Archasuksan L, Proux S, Nsobya SL, Rosenthal PJ, Horning MP, McGuire SK, Mehanian C, Burkot S, Delahunt CB, Bachman C, Price RN, Dondorp AM, Chappuis F, Guérin PJ, Dhorda M. 2022 Field evaluation of the diagnostic performance of EasyScan GO: a digital malaria microscopy device based on machine-learning. Malaria Journal. 2022 Apr 12;21(1):122. doi: 10.1186/s12936-022-04146-1.

Osei-Wusu S, Otchere ID, Asare P, Ntoumi F, Zumla A, Asante-Poku A, Yeboah-Manu D. 2022 Relevance of genomic diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in Africa. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2022 Mar 20:S1201-9712(22)00154-0. doi: 1 0.1016/j.ijid.2022.03.016.

Walker A, Houwaart T, Finzer P, Ehlkes L, Tyshaieva A, Damagnez M, Strelow D, Duplessis A, Nicolai J, Wienemann T, Tamayo T, Kohns Vasconcelos M, Hülse L, Hoffmann K, Lübke N, Hauka S, Andree M, Däumer MP, Thielen A, Kolbe-Busch S, Göbels K, Zotz R, Pfeffer K, Timm J, Dilthey AT; German COVID-19 OMICS Initiative (DeCOI). 2022 Characterization of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Infection Clusters Based on Integrated Genomic Surveillance, Outbreak Analysis and Contact Tracing in an Urban Setting. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2022 Mar 23;74(6):1039-1046. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciab588.

Jeremiah C, Petersen E, Nantanda R, Mungai BN, Migliori GB, Amanullah F, Lungu P, Ntoumi F, Kumarasamy N, Maeurer M, Zumla A. 2022 The WHO Global Tuberculosis 2021 Report - not so good news and turning the tide back to End TB. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2022 Mar 20:S1201-9712(22)00149-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.03.011.

Osei-Wusu S, Otchere ID, Asare P, Ntoumi F, Zumla A, Asante-Poku A, Yeboah-Manu D. 2022 Relevance of genomic diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in Africa. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2022 Mar 20:S1201-9712(22)00154-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.03.016.

Walker A, Houwaart T, Finzer P, Ehlkes L, Tyshaieva A, Damagnez M, Strelow D, Duplessis A, Nicolai J, Wienemann T, Tamayo T, Kohns Vasconcelos M, Hülse L, Hoffmann K, Lübke N, Hauka S, Andree M, Däumer MP, Thielen A, Kolbe-Busch S, Göbels K, Zotz R, Pfeffer K, Timm J, Dilthey AT; German COVID-19 OMICS Initiative (DeCOI). 2022 Characterization of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Infection Clusters Based on Integrated Genomic Surveillance, Outbreak Analysis and Contact Tracing in an Urban Setting. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2022 Mar 23;74(6):1039-1046. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciab588.

Jeremiah C, Petersen E, Nantanda R, Mungai BN, Migliori GB, Amanullah F, Lungu P, Ntoumi F, Kumarasamy N, Maeurer M, Zumla A. 2022 The WHO Global Tuberculosis 2021 Report - not so good news and turning the tide back to End TB. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2022 Mar 20:S1201-9712(22)00149-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.03.011.

Osei-Wusu S, Otchere ID, Asare P, Ntoumi F, Zumla A, Asante-Poku A, Yeboah-Manu D. 2022 Relevance of genomic diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in Africa. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2022 Mar 20:S1201-9712(22)00154-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.03.016.

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. 2022 Incidental Tuberculosis in sudden, unexpected, or violent deaths in the community Lusaka, Zambia - A descriptive forensic post-mortem examination study. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2022 Mar 10:S1201-9712(22)00140-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.03.005. Online ahead of print.

Ntoumi F, Petersen E, Mwaba P, Aklillu E, Mfinanga S, Yeboah-Manu D, Maeurer M, Zumla A. 2022 Blue Skies research is essential for ending the Tuberculosis pandemic and advancing a personalized medicine approach for holistic management of Respiratory Tract infections.: Invited viewpoint: IJID World TB Day series. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2022 Mar 14:S1201-9712(22)00150-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.03.012.

Ntoumi F. 2022 From mink to malaria. Nature Microbiology. 2022 Mar;7(3):343-344. doi: 10.1038/s41564-022-01062-7. PMID: 35246653. IF= 17,745

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. 2022 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. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. Jan;114:268-272. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.11.040. Epub 2021 Dec 1. PMID: 34863925 .

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. 2022 World TB Day 2022: Revamping and Reshaping Global TB Control Programs by Advancing Lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. Mar 3:S1201-9712(22)00138-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.02.057. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35248715.

Ntoumi F, Nachega JB, Aklillu E, Chakaya J, Felker I, Amanullah F, Yeboah-Manu D, Castro KG, Zumla A 2022 World Tuberculosis Day 2022: aligning COVID-19 and tuberculosis innovations to save lives and to end tuberculosis. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2022 Mar 3:S1473-3099(22)00142-6. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(22)00142-6. PMID: 35248166.

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

Massamba JE , Djontu JC, Vouvoungui CJ, Gampio Gueye N, Kobawila C, Ntoumi F. 2022 Prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum submicroscopic infection and pregnancy outcomes in Congolese women at delivery. American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. 10(1) 15-22.

Lobaloba Ingoba L, Djontu JC, Mfoutou Mapanguy CC, Mouzinga F, Diafouka Kietela S, Vouvoungui C, Kuisma E, Nguimbi E, Francine Ntoumi F. 2022 Seroprevalence of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in a population living in Bomassa village, Republic of Congo. International Journal of infectious Diseases Regions. Vol2 March 2022, Pages 130-136.

Agonhossou R, Akoton R, Dossou YA, Avokpaho E, Mbama DNJ, Boussougou-Sambe TS, Francis NN, Ndo C, Ntoumi F, Wondji CS, Adegnika AA, Borrmann S, Issifou S, Djogbénou LS 2022 Surveillance of Plasmodium malariae infection among inhabitants of rural areas in Ouidah-Kpomasse-Tori Bossito health district, Benin. Parasitology Research. Jan 4. doi: 10.1007/s00436-021-07398-z. PMID: 34981216.

Publications 2021

Souris M, Tshilolo L, Mbongi D, Phoba B, Tshilolo MA, Mbungu R, Parzy D, Lobaloba Ingoba L, Ntoumi F, Kamgaing R, Sosso MS, Fainguem N, Ndiaye Dieye T, Ndour M, Sylla M, Morand P, Gonzalez JP. 2021 Virology: Current Research Suspected SARS-Cov-2 Original Antigenic Sin among Central and West African PopulationsVirology: Current Research. Dec3, Vol 5:6.

Himwaze C, Mucheleng'anga LA, Telendiy V, Hamukale A, Tembo J, Kapata N, Ntoumi F, Zumla A. 2021 Cardiac Cysticercosis and Neuro Cysticercosis in Sudden and Unexpected Community Deaths in Lusaka, Zambia - A Descriptive Medico-Legal Post-Mortem Examination Study.International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2021 Dec 8:S1201-9712(21)00889-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.11.042.

Darrel Ornelle ELION ASSIANA, Jabar Babatunde Pacôme ACHIMI ABDUL, Laure Stella GHOMA LINGUISSI, Micheska EPOLA, Jeannhey Christevy VOUVOUNGUI, Albert MABIALA, Christopher MEBIAME BIYOGHO, Jean Ronald EDOA, Bayodé Roméo ADEGBITE, Ayola Akim ADEGNIKA, Linzy ELTON, Julio Ortiz CANSECO, Timothy D McHUGH, Gabriel AHOMBO, Francine NTOUMI. 2021 Epidemiological profile of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant Mycobacterium Tuberculosis among Congolese patients.Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials Sous presse.

Krämer B, Knoll R, Bonaguro L, ToVinh M, Raabe J, Astaburuaga-García R, Schulte-Schrepping J, Kaiser KM, Rieke GJ, Bischoff J, Monin MB, Hoffmeister C, Schlabe S, De Domenico E, Reusch N, Händler K, Reynolds G, Blüthgen N, Hack G, Finnemann C, Nischalke HD, Strassburg CP, Stephenson E, Su Y, Gardner L, Yuan D, Chen D, Goldman J, Rosenstiel P, Schmidt SV, Latz E, Hrusovsky K, Ball AJ, Johnson JM, Koenig PA, Schmidt FI, Haniffa M, Heath JR, Kümmerer BM, Keitel V, Jensen B, Stubbemann P, Kurth F, Sander LE, Sawitzki B; Deutsche COVID-19 OMICS Initiative (DeCOI), Aschenbrenner AC, Schultze JL, Nattermann J. 2021 Early IFN-α signatures and persistent dysfunction are distinguishing features of NK cells in severe COVID-19Immunity. 2021 Nov 9;54(11):2650-2669.e14. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2021.09.002. Epub 2021 Sep 4. PMID: 34592166.

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. 2021 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.International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2021 Dec 1:S1201-9712(21)00888-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.11.040.

Carel IJsselmuiden, Francine Ntoumi, James V Lavery, Jaime Montoya, Salim Abdool Karim, Kirsty Kaiser. 2021 1 Should global financing be the main priority for pandemic preparedness?The Lancet. 2021 31 July-6 August; 398(10298): 388. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01387-8.

Tona Lutete G, Mombo-Ngoma G, Assi SB, Bigoga JD, Koukouikila-Koussounda F, Ntamabyaliro NY, Ntoumi F, Agnandji ST, Groger M, Shin J, Borghini-Fuhrer I, Arbe-Barnes S, Allen SJ, Kremsner PG, Miller R, Duparc S, Ramharter M; CANTAM study group. 2021 Pyronaridine-artesunate real-world safety, tolerability, and effectiveness in malaria patients in 5 African countries: A single-arm, open-label, cohort event monitoring study.PLoS Medicine. 2021 Jun 15;18(6):e1003669. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003669. eCollection 2021 Jun.

Lobaloba Ingoba L, Adedoja A , Peko SM, Vairo F, HaiderN, Kock R, Ippolito G, Zumla A, Nguimbi E, Pallerla SR, Velavan TP, Ntoumi F. 2021 Diagnosis of Chikungunya virus in febrile patients from a malaria holoendemic area.International Journal of Infectious Diseases. In Press

Warnat-Herresthal S, Schultze H, Shastry KL, Manamohan S, Mukherjee S, Garg V, Sarveswara R, Händler K, Pickkers P, Aziz NA, Ktena S, Tran F, Bitzer M, Ossowski S, Casadei N, Herr C, Petersheim D, Behrends U, Kern F, Fehlmann T, Schommers P, Lehmann C, Augustin M, Rybniker J, Altmüller J, Mishra N, Bernardes JP, Krämer B, Bonaguro L, Schulte-Schrepping J, De Domenico E, Siever C, Kraut M, Desai M, Monnet B, Saridaki M, Siegel CM, Drews A, Nuesch-Germano M, Theis H, Heyckendorf J, Schreiber S, Kim-Hellmuth S; COVID-19 Aachen Study (COVAS), Nattermann J, Skowasch D, Kurth I, Keller A, Bals R, Nürnberg P, Rieß O, Rosenstiel P, Netea MG, Theis F, Mukherjee S, Backes M, Aschenbrenner AC, Ulas T; Deutsche COVID-19 Omics Initiative (DeCOI), Breteler MMB, Giamarellos-Bourboulis EJ, Kox M, Becker M, Cheran S, Woodacre MS, Goh EL, Schultze JL. 2021 Swarm Learning for decentralized and confidential clinical machine learning.Nature. 2021 May 26. doi: 10.1038/s41586-021-03583-3. Online ahead of print.PMID: 34040261

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. 2021 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

GloPID-R, UKCDR, and COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition Cross-Working Group on COVID-19 Research in LMICs. 2021 Priorities for COVID-19 research response and preparedness in low-resource settings.The Lancet. 2021 May 6:S0140-6736(21)00980-6. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00980-6.

Elbadawi HS, Elhag KM, Mahgoub E, Altayb HN, Ntoumi F, Elton L, McHugh TD, Tembo J, Ippolito G, Osman AY, Zumla A, Hamid MMA. 2021 Detection and characterization of carbapenem resistant Gram-negative bacilli isolates recovered from hospitalized patients at Soba University Hospital.BMC Microbiology. 2021 Mar 26:S1201-9712(21)00289-7. doi:10.1016/j.ijid.2021.03.071

Velavan TP, Meyer CG, Esen M, Kremsner PG, Ntoumi F. 2021 COVID-19 and Syndemic challenges in 'Battling the Big Three': HIV, TB and malaria.International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2021 Mar 26:S1201-9712(21)00289-7. doi:10.1016/j.ijid.2021.03.071

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. 2021 Pharmacogenetic considerations in the treatment of co-infections with HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Congolese populations of Central Africa.International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2021 Mar;104:207-213. doi: 10.101

Elton L, Haider N, Kock R, Thomason MJ, Tembo J, Arruda LB, Ntoumi F, Zumla A, McHugh TD; And the PANDORA-ID-NET consortium. 2021 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

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. 2021 Minimizing the Impact of the Triple Burden of COVID-19, Tuberculosis and HIV on Health Services in sub-Saharan Africa.International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2021 Mar 20:S1201-9712(21)00256-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.03.038. IF= 3.202

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. 2021 Global Tuberculosis Report 2020 - Reflections on the Global TB burden, treatment and prevention efforts.International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2021 Mar 11:S1201-9712(21)00193-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.02.107. IF= 3.202

Jean B. Nachega, Nadia A. Sam-Agudu, Refiloe Masekela, Marieke M. van der Zalm, Sabin Nsanzimana, Jeanine Condo, Francine Ntoumi, Helena Rabie, Mariana Kruger, Charles S. Wiysonge, John D. Ditekemena, Raphael B. Chirimwami, Mukanire Ntakwinja, Denis M. Mukwege, Emilia Normahomed, Masudah Paleker, Hassan Mahomed, Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum, Alimuddin Zumla, Fatima Suleman. 2021 Addressing local operational and public health challenges to rolling out COVID-19 vaccines in African countries.The Lancet Global Health. 2021 Mar 15:S1201-9712(21)00254-X. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.03.036. IF= 3.202

Jean B. Nachega, Nathan Kapata, Nadia A. Sam-Agudu, Eric H. Decloedt,;Peter Mwaba Dorothy Yeboah-Manu, Pascalina-Chanda Kapata , Francine Ntoumi, Alimuddin Zumla. 2021 Urgent Need for Defining the Scientific and Socio-economic Knowledge Gaps, Resource Implications, Challenges, and Solutions to Minimize the Impact of Triple Burden on COVID-19, HIV and TB on health services in sub-Saharan Africa.International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2021 . march 2021. S1201-9712(21)00193-4 . doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2021.02.107. IF= 3.202

Ntoumi F, Mapanguy CCM, Tomazatos A, Pallerla SR, Linh LTK, Casadei N, Angelov A, Sonnabend M, Peter S, Kremsner PG, Velavan TP. 2021 Genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in the Republic of Congo.International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2021 Mar 15:S1201-9712(21)00254-X. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.03.036. IF= 3.202

Publications 2020

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

Batchi-Bouyou AL, Lobaloba L, Ndounga M, Vouvoungui JC, Mfoutou CM, Boumpoutou KR, Ntoumi F. 2020 High SARS-COV2 IgG/IGM seroprevalence in asymptomatic Congolese in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo. Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Dec 25:S1201-9712(20)32589-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.12.065.

Pallerla SR, Assiana DOE, Linh LTK, Cho FN, Meyer CG, Fagbemi KA, Adegnika AA, Penlap VB, Achidi EA, Kahunu GM, Bates M, Grobusch MP, Kremsner PG, Ntoumi F, Velavan TP. 2020 Pharmacogenetic considerations in the treatment of co-infections with HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Congolese populations of Central Africa. Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Dec 9:S1201-9712(20)32532-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.12.009

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. 2020 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.

Djune-Yemeli L, Nana-Djeunga HC, Lenou-Nanga CG, Donfo-Azafack C, Domche A, Fossuo-Thotchum F, Niamsi-Emalio Y, Ntoumi F, Kamgno J. 2020 Serious limitations of the current strategy to control Soil Transmitted Helminths and added value of ivermectin/Albendazole mass administration: A population-based observational study in Cameroon. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2020 Nov 3;14(11):e0008794

Mapanguy C, Adedoja A, Vittickat Kecka LG, Vouvoungui JC, Nguimbi E, Velavan TP, Ntoumi F. 2020 High prevalence of antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli in the Congolese student community. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2020 Sep 28;S1201-9712(20)32157-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.09.1441

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. 2020 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.

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. 2020 COVID-19 and tuberculosis-threats and opportunities. International Journal of Tuberculosis Lung Disease. 2020 Aug 1;24(8):757-760. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.20.0387.

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. 2020 COVID-19 travel restrictions and the International Health Regulations - Call for an open debate on easing of travel restrictions.International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2020 May;94:88-90. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.04.029. Epub 2020 Apr 17.

Haider N, Yavlinsky A, Chang YM, Hasan MN, Benfield C, Osman AY, Uddin MJ, Dar O, Ntoumi F, Zumla A, Kock R. 2020 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.Epidemiology & Infection. 2020 Sep 7:1-18.

Elton L, Thomason MJ, Tembo J, Velavan TP, Pallerla SR, Arruda LB, Vairo F, Montald C, Ntoumi F, Hamid MMA, Haider N, Kock R, Ippolito G, Zumla A, McHugh TD and the PANDORA-ID-NET consortium. 2020 Antimicrobial resistance preparedness in sub-Saharan African countries.Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control. (2020) 9:145

Pinilla YT, Boussougou-Sambe ST, Gräßle S, Ngossanga B, Doumba-Ndalembouly AG, Weierich A, Bingoulou G, Malinga EG, Nguiffo D, Ntoumi F, Djogbénou L, Issifou S, Wondji CS, Adegnika AA, Borrmann S; COMAL Study Group. 2020 Experimental transmission of Plasmodium malariae to Anopheles gambiae.Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2020 Jul 4:jiaa382. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiaa382.

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. 2020 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

Ntoumi F, Velavan TP. 2020 COVID-19 in Africa: Between Hope and Reality.The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2020 June 15:S1473-3099(20)30465-5

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.J. 2020 Multiplicity of Asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum Infections and Risk of Clinical Malaria: A Systematic Review and Pooled Analysis of Individual Participant Data.Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2020 Feb 18;221(5):775-785. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiz510.

Dexter D, Simons D, Kiyaga C, Kapata N, Ntoumi F, Kock R, Zumla A. 2020 Mitigating the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on sickle cell disease services in African countries.The Lancet Haematology. 2020 Apr 23. pii: S2352-3026(20)30122-8. doi: 10.1016/S2352-3026(20)30122-8.

Dossou-Yovo LR, Ntoumi F, Koukouikila-Koussounda F, Vouvoungui JC, Adedoja A, Nderu D, Velavan TP, Lenga A. 2020 Molecular surveillance of the Pfmdr1 N86Y allele among Congolese pregnant women with asymptomatic malaria.Malaria Journal. 2020 May 8;19(1):178. doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-03246-0.

Marais BJ, Chakaya J, Swaminathan S, Fox GJ, Ehtesham NZ, Ntoumi F, Zijenah L, Maurer M, Zumla A. 2020 Tackling long-term morbidity and mortality after successful tuberculosis treatment.The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2020 Mar 23. pii: S1473-3099(20)30167-5. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30167-5.

Sahu S, Ditiu L, Lawson L, Ntoumi F, Arakaki D, Zumla A. 2020 UN General Assembly tuberculosis targets: are we on track?The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. Vol 395 March 21, 928-930.

Zumla A, Ippolito G, Ntoumi F, Seyfert-Margolies V, Nagu TJ, Cirillo D, Chakaya JM, Marais B, Maeurer M. 2020 Host-directed therapies and holistic care for tuberculosis.The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. 2020 Feb 27. pii: S2213-2600(20)30078-3. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30078-3.

Chakaya JM, Marais B, du Cros P, Ntoumi F, Mfinanga S, Kapata N, Hasnain SE, Nathavitharana R, Zumla A. 2020 Programmatic versus personalised approaches to managing the global epidemic of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. 2020 Feb 27. pii: S2213-2600(20)30104-1. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30104-1.

David S Hui, I Azhar E, A Madani T , Ntoumi F , Kock R , Dar O , Ippolito G , D Mchugh T, A Memish Z , Drosten C, Zumla A, Petersen E. 2020 The continuing 2019-nCoV epidemic threat of novel coronaviruses to global health - The latest 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China.International Journal of Infectious diseases. (2020) Feb;91:264-266.

Haider N , Yavlinsky A, David S , Yusuf Osman A, Ntoumi F, Zumla A and Kock R. 2020 Passengers’ destinations from China: low risk of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) transmission into Africa and South America.Epidemiology and Infection. 148, e41, 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268820000424

Yavlinsky A, Lule SA, Burns R, Zumla A, McHugh TD , Ntoumi F , Masanja H, Mwakasungula S, Abubakar I , Aldridge RW. 2020 Mobile-based and open-source case detection and infectious disease outbreak management systems. a review [Wellcome Open Research]. 2020, 5:37

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

Petersen E, Hui D, Hamer DH, Blumberg L, Madoff LC, Pollack M, Lee SS, McLellan S, Memish Z, Praharaj I, Wasserman S, Ntoumi F, Azhar EI, Mchugh TD, Kock R, Ippolito G, Zumla A, Koopmans M. 2020 Li Wenliang, a face to the frontline healthcare worker. The first doctor to notify the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2, (COVID-19), outbreak. International Journal of Infectious diseases. 2020 Mar 4;93:205-207. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.02.052.

Kapata N, Ihekweazu C, Ntoumi F, Tajudeen R, Chanda-Kapata P, Mwaba P, Mukonka V, Bates M, Tembo J, Corman V, Mfinanga S, Asogun D, Elton L, Arruda LB, Thomason MJ, Mboera L, Yavlinsky A, Haider N, Simons D, Hollmann L, Lule SA, Veas F, Abdel Hamid MM, Dar O, Edwards S, Vairo F, McHugh TD, Drosten C, Kock R, Ippolito G, Zumla A. 2020 Is the 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. International Journal of Infectious diseases. 2020 Feb 28. pii: S1201-9712(20)30107-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.02.049.

Nguekeng Tsague B, Mikounou Louya V, Ntoumi F, Ayodele Adedoja, Vouvoungui CJ, Peko SM, Abena AA. 2020 Occurrence of human Astrovirus associated with gastroenteritis among Congolese children in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. In Press International Journal of Infectious diseases. (2020) March 17, 2020.

Publications 2019

Vairo F, Haider N , Kock R, Ntoumi F, Ippolito G, Zumla A. 2019. Chikungunya: Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, Clinical Features, Management, and Prevention. Infectious Diseases Clinical North America. 33 (2019) 1003–1025 . doi.org/10.1016/j.idc.2019.08.006.

IIannetta M, Di Caro A, Nicastri E, Vairo F, Masanja H, Kobinger G, Mirazimi A, Ntoumi F, Zumla A, Ippolito G. 2019. Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers Other than Ebola and Lassa. Infectious Diseases Clinical North America. 2019 Dec;33(4):977-1002. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2019.08.003. Review. PMID: 31668201.

Mikounou VL, Nguekeng Tsague B, Ntoumi F, Vouvoungui C, Charles Kobawila S. 2019. High prevalence of norovirus and rotavirus co-infection in children with acute gastroenteritis hospitalized in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. Trop Med Int Health. 2019 Oct 18. doi: 10.1111/tmi.13317

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, Homann MV, Yman V, Felger I, Färnert A. 2019. Multiplicity of asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infections and risk of clinical malaria: A systematic review and pooled analysis of individual participant data. J Infect Dis. 2019 Oct 4. pii: jiz510. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiz510

Mikounou Louya V, Vouvoungui C, Koukouikila-Koussounda F, Veas F, Kobawila SC, Ntoumi F. 2019. 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 Aug 2;88:41-48. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2019.07.034

Ntoumi F. 2019. Supporting female scientists in Africa. The Lancet. Vol 393 June 1, 2019. P.2196.

Peko SM, Ntoumi F, Vouvoungui C, Nderu D, Kobawila SC, Velavan TP, Koukouikila−Koussounda F. 2019. Distribution of the cytochrome P450 2C8*2 allele in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2019. pii: S1201-9712(19)30206-1. doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2019.04.035 IJID 3606.

Velavan TP, Nderu D, Agbenyega T, Ntoumi F, Kremsner PG. 2019. An alternative dogma on reduced artemisinin susceptibility: A new shadow from east to west. Proceedings of National Academy of Science U S A. 2019 Jun 25;116(26):12611-12612. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1907142116.

Velavan TP. 2019. Epstein-Barr virus, malaria and endemic Burkitt lymphoma. EBioMedicine. 2019 Jun 25;116(26):12611-12612. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1907142116.

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

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

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

Peko SM, Gampio Gueye NS, Vouvoungui C, Koukouikila Koussounda F, Kobawila SC, Nderu D, Velavan TP, Ntoumi F. 2019. Cytochrome P450 CYP2B6*6 distribution among Congolese individuals with HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria infection. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2019 Feb 25. pii: S1201-9712(19)30089-X. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2019.02.025.

Petersen E, Rao M, Ippolito G, Gualano G, Chakaya J, Ntoumi F, Moore D, Allen R, Gaskell K, Öhd JN, Hergens MP, Krishnamoorthy S, Ugarte-Gil C, Kirwan DE, Honeyborne I, McHugh TD, Köser CU, Kranzer K, Tiberi S, Migliori GB, Mao Q, Yang Y, Oliveira SP, Cardoso RF, Detjen A, Marais B, de Gijsel D, von Reyn CF, Goscé L, Abubakar I, Maeurer M, Zumla A. 2019. World Tuberculosis Day March 24th 2019 Theme: "It's TIME" - International Journal of Infectious Diseases Tuberculosis Theme. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2019 Mar;80S:S1-S5. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2019.02.024. Epub 2019 Feb 23.

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

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. 2019. Monkeypox - Enhancing public health preparedness for an emerging lethal human zoonotic epidemic threat in the wake of the smallpox post-eradication era. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2019 Jan;78:78-84. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2018.11.008. Epub 2018 Nov 16. Review.

Nderu D, Kimani F, Thiong'o K, Karanja E, Akinyi M, Too E, Chege W, Nambati E, Meyer CG, Velavan TP. 2019. Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein (PfHRP2 and 3) diversity in Western and Coastal Kenya. Sci Rep. 2019 Feb 8;9(1):1709. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-38175-1.

Publications 2018

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 T, Ippolito G, Zumla A. 2018. Monkeypox – Reflections on the rising trends and recurrent outbreaks of an emerging, lethal human zoonosis in children and young adults in the wake of Smallpox post-eradication era International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2018 Nov 16. pii: S1201-9712(18)34587-9.

Ghoma Linguissi LS, Lucaccioni V, Bates M, Zumla A, Ntoumi F. 2018. Achieving Sustainable Development Goals for HIV/AIDS in the Republic of Congo - Progress, Obstacles and Challenges in HIV/AIDS Health Services. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 018 Oct 17;77:107-112.

Munster VJ, Bausch D, Emmie de Wit, Fischer R, Kobinger G, Muñoz-Fontela C, Olson S, Rollin P, Seifert S, Sprecher A, Ntoumi F, Massaquoi M, Mombouli JV. 2018. Preparing for future outbreaks in a rapidly changing central Africa, lessons from Ebola. New England Journal of Medicine. Aug 22. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1807691.

Merson L, Guérin PJ, Barnes KI, Ntoumi F, Gaye O. 2018. Secondary analysis and participation of those at the data source. The Lancet Global Health. Vol 6 September 2018. www.thelancet.com/lancetgh.

Mandina Ndona M, Longo-Mbenza B, RENZAHO A, Kapend L, Lepira Mompaka F, Voumbo Matoumona Y, Mokondjimobe E, Ntoumi F, Wumba-di-Mosi R, Apalata Teke, Kayembe Ntumba JM, Mvumbi Lelo G, Mambueni Thamba C. 2018. Influence de l'hypovitaminose sur l'epidemiologie et la physiopathologie de l'infection par le vih/sida: revue critique. Journal of Innovation and Research in Health Sciences & Biotechnology. Vol3 •,Issue 3 , p549-566 DOI: 10.18644/jiresh-biotech.0000056.

Gampio Gueye NS, Ntoumi F,Vouvoungui C, Kobawilab SC , NKombo M, Mouanga A, Deiber J, Koukouikila-Koussounda F. 2018. Plasmodium falciparum merozoite protein-1 genetic diversityand multiplicity of infection in isolates from Congolese children consulting in a pediatric hospital in Brazzaville. Acta Tropica. 183:78-83.

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. 2018. Tuberculosis: progress and advances in development of new drugs, treatment regimens, and host-directed therapies. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2018 Mar 23. pii: S1473-3099(18)30110-5. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30110-5.

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. 2018. 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". International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2018 Mar 22. pii: S1201-9712(18)30061-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2018.03.002.

Ndounga Diakou LA, Ntoumi F, Ravaud P, Boutron I. 2018. Correction to: Avoidable waste related to inadequate methods and incomplete reporting of interventions: a systematic review of randomized trials performed in Sub-Saharan Africa. Trials. 2018 Jan 16;19(1):42. doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-2431-4.

Publications 2017

Mombo LE, Ntoumi F, Bisseye C, Ramasawmy R, Millet P, Tamouza R. 2017. Homozygosity for the CD1E*02 allele isassociated with a resistance to Plasmodium falciparum malaria infection in Gabonese school children. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine. 2017 Feb;10(2):204-207. doi: 10.1016/j.apjtm.2017.01.017.

Malm S, Linguissi LS, Tekwu EM, Vouvoungui JC, Kohl TA, Beckert P, Sidibe A, Rüsch-Gerdes S, Madzou-Laboum IK, Kwedi S, Penlap Beng V, Frank M, Ntoumi F, Niemann S. 2017. New Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex Sublineage, Brazzaville, Congo. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2017 Mar;23(3):423-429. doi: 10.3201/eid2303.160679.

Girardi E, Sañé Schepisi M, Goletti D, Bates M, Mwaba P, Yeboah-Manu D, Ntoumi F, Palmieri F, Maeurer M, Zumla A, Ippolito G. 2017. The global dynamics of diabetes and tuberculosis: the impact of migration.

Zumla A, Otchere ID, Mensah GI, Asante-Poku A, Gehre F, Maeurer M, Bates M, Mwaba P, Ntoumi F, Yeboah-Manu D. 2017. Learning from epidemiological, clinical, and immunological studies on Mycobacterium africanum for improving current understanding of host-pathogen interactions, and for the development and evaluation of diagnostics, host-directed therapies, and vaccines for tuberculosis. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2017 Mar;56:126-129. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2016.12.003. Review.

Bates M, Hassan R, Marais B, Ntoumi F, Yeboah-Manu D. 2017. Challenging dogma and stagnation in TB research. International Journal of Mycobacteriology. 2016 Dec;5(4):373. doi: 10.1016/S2212-5531(16)30251-5.

Ndounga Diakou LA, Ntoumi F, Ravaud P, Boutron I. 2017. Published randomized trials performed in Sub-Saharan Africa focus on high-burden diseases but are frequently funded and led by high-income countries. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. Feb;82:29-36.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.10.008. Review.

Ansumana R, Keitell S, Roberts GM, Ntoumi F, Petersen E, Ippolito G, Zumla A. 2017. Impact of infectious disease epidemics on tuberculosis diagnostic, management, and prevention services: experiences and lessons from the 2014-2015 Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2017 Mar;56:101-104. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2016.10.010.

Ghoma Linguissi LS, Gwom LC, Nguefeu Nkenfou C, Bates M , Petersen E, Zumla A, Ntoumi F. 2017. Health systems in the Republic of Congo: challenges and opportunities for implementing tuberculosis and HIV collaborative service, research, and training activities. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 56 (2017) 6.

Koukouikila-Koussounda F, Jeyaraj S, Nguetse CN, Nchotebah Nkonganyi C , Kokou KC, Mandingha K Etoka-Beka, Ntoumi F , Velavan TB. 2017. Molecular surveillance of Plasmodium falciparum drug resistance in the Republic of Congo: four and nine years after the introduction of artemisinin-based combination therapies. Malaria Journal. 16:155 DOI 10.1186/s12936‐017‐1816‐x.

Sandri TL, Adukpo S, Phuong Giang D, N. Nguetse C, Antunes Andrade F, Hoang van Tong, Toan N, Le Huu Song, Elumalai P, Thangaraj K, Valluri VL, Ntoumi F, Meyer CG, Jose de Messias Reason I, Peter G. Kremsner, Velavan TP. 2017. Geographical Distribution of Complement Receptor Type 1 Variants and their Associated Disease Risk. PLOS One. May 17;12(5):e0175973. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175973. eCollection 2017.

Nguyen TN, Baaklini S, Koukouikila-Koussounda F, Ndounga M, Torres M, Pradel L, Ntoumi F, Rihet P. 2017. Association of a functional TNF variant with Plasmodium falciparum parasitaemia in a Congolese population. Genes and Immunity. Sep;18(3):152-157. doi: 10.1038/gene.2017.13. Epub 2017 Jul 13.

Zumla A, Ippolito G, McCloskey B, Bates M, Ansumana R, Heymann D, Kock R, Ntoumi F, for the PANDORA-ID-NET consortium. 2017. Enhancing Preparedness for Tackling New and Re-Emerging Infectious Disease Epidemic Threats. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. (PublishedonlineMay16,2017 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/PII).

Baaklini S, Afrid S, Ngoc Nguyen T, Koukouikila-Koussounda F, Ndounga M, Imbert J, Torres M, Pradel L, Ntoumi F and Rihet P. 2017. Association of a cis-regulatory NCR3 SNP with mild malaria in a Congolese population. Plos One. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0187818 November 9, 2017.

Faik I, van Tong H, Lell B, Meyer CG, Kremsner PG, Velavan TP. 2017. Pyruvate Kinase and Fcγ Receptor Gene Copy Numbers Associated With Malaria Phenotypes. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2017 Jul 15;216(2):276-282. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jix284. PMID:28605553.

Nguetse CN, Adegnika AA, Agbenyega T, Ogutu BR, Krishna S, Kremsner PG, Velavan TP. 2017. Molecular markers of anti-malarial drug resistance in Central, West and East African children with severe malaria. Malaria Journal. 2017 May 23;16(1):217. doi: 10.1186/s12936-017-1868-y. PMID: 28535801.

Publications 2016

Ndounga Diakou LA, Ntoumi F, Ravaud P, Boutron I. 2016. Published randomized trials performed in Sub-Saharan Africa focus on high burden diseases but are frequently funded and led by high income countries. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2016 Nov 16. pii: S0895-4356(16)30610-2.

Ansumana R, Keitell S, Roberts GM, Ntoumi F, Petersen E, Ippolito G, Zumla A. 2016. Impact of Infectious Disease Epidemics on Tuberculosis Diagnostic, Management and Prevention Services: Experiences and Lessons from the 2014-2015 Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in West Africa. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2016 Nov 3. pii: S1201-9712(16)31194-8.

Stucki D, Brites D, Jeljeli L et Ntoumi F. 2016. Generalists and specialists in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Nature Genetics. Oct 31. doi: 10.1038/ng.3704.

Zumla A, Rao M, Wallis RS, Kaufmann SH, Rustomjee R, Mwaba P, Vilaplana C, Yeboah-Manu D, Chakaya J, Ippolito G, Azhar E, Hoelscher M, Maeurer M; Host-Directed Therapies Network consortium. 2016. Host-directed therapies for infectious diseases: current status, recent progress, and future prospects. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Apr;16(4):e47-63. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(16)00078-5.

Zumla A, Dar O, Kock R, Muturi M, Ntoumi F, Kaleebu P, Eusebio M, Mfinanga S, Bates M, Mwaba P, Ansumana R, Khan M, Alagaili AN, Cotten M, Azhar EI, Maeurer M, Ippolito G, Petersen E. 2016. Taking forward a 'One Health' approach for turning the tide against the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus and other zoonotic pathogens with epidemic potential. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. Jun;47:5-9.

Nguetse CN, Meyer CG, Adegnika AA, Agbenyega T, Bernhards R. Ogutu, Peter G. Kremsner and Velavan TP. 2016. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency and reduced haemoglobin levels in African children with severe malaria. Malaria Journal. 15:346

Dupke S, Akinsinde KA , Grunow R, Iwalokun BA, Olukoy DK, Oluwadun A, Velavan TP and Jacob D. 2016. Characterization of Vibrio cholerae strains isolated from the Nigerian cholera outbreak in 2010. Malaria Journal. 15:346

Ntoumi F, Bakoua D, Fesser A , Kombo M, Vouvoungui JC, Koukouikila-Koussounda F. 2016. Characterization of Plasmodium falciparum asymptomatic infection in pregnant women from the Republic of Congo. Acta Tropica. 153 : 111–115.

Zumla A, Goodfellow I, Kasolo F, Ntoumi F, Bates M, Azhar E, Cotten M, Petersen E. 2016. New and re-emerging pathogens with epidemic potential: Zika virus outbreak and the case for building effective and sustainable rapid diagnostics laboratory capacities globally. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 4 ; 45 :92-94.

Ntoumi F, Kaleebu P, Macete E, Mfinanga S, Chakaya J, Mwaba P, Petersen E and Zumla A. 2016. Taking forward the World TB Day 2016 theme for the WHO Africa Region: “Unite to End Tuberculosis. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. S1201-9712(16)30989-4.

Etoka-beka MK, Ntoumi F, Kombo M, Deibert J, Poulain P, Vouvoungui C, Kobawila SC and Koukouikila-Koussounda F. 2016. Plasmodium falciparum infection in febrile Congolese children: prevalence of clinical malaria ten years after introduction of Artemisinin-combination therapies. Tropical Medicine & International Health. 2016 Sep 27. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12786.

Publications 2015

Nguetse CN & Peter G. Kremsner & Velavan TP. 2015. FOXO3A regulatory polymorphism and susceptibility to severe malaria in Gabonese children. Immunogenetics. 2015 Feb;67(2):67-71

WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN) AS-AQ Study Group). 2015. The Effect of Dosing Strategies on the Therapeutic Efficacy of Artesunate Amodiaquine for Uncomplicated Malaria: A Meta-Analysis of Individual Patient Data. BMC Medicine. BMC Medicine 13:212

WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN) AS-AQ Study Group). 2015. The Effect of Dosing Strategies on the Therapeutic Efficacy of Artesunate Amodiaquine for Uncomplicated Malaria: A Meta-Analysis of Individual Patient Data. BMC Medicine. BMC Medicine 13:212

Antony JS, Ojurongbe O, Kremsner PG, Velavan TP. 2015. Lectin Complement Protein Collectin 11 (CL-K1) and Susceptibility to Urinary Schistosomiasis. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Mar 25;9(3)

Tong H, Song L, Hoan N, Cuong B, Sy B, Son H, Quyet D, Binh V, Kremsner PG, Bock C, Velavan TP, Toan N. 2015. Soluble MICB protein levels and platelet counts during hepatitis B virus infection and response to hepatocellular carcinoma treatment. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Mar 25;9(3)

Ngo Tat Trung, Tran Thi Thu Hien, Tran Thi Thanh Huyen, Dao Thanh Quyen, Mai Thanh Binh, Phan Quoc Hoan, Meyer CG, Velavan TP and Le Huu Song. 2015. Simple multiplex PCR assays to detect common pathogens and associated genes encoding for acquired extended spectrum betalactamases (ESBL) or carbapenemases from surgical site specimens in Vietnam. Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials. 14:23.

Mishra A, Antony JS, Sundaravadivel P, Tong HV, Meyer CG, Jalli RD, Velavan TP* Thangaraj K. 2015. Association of ficolin-2 serum levels and FCN2 genetic variants with Indian visceral leishmaniasis. PLOSONE. May 12;10(5):e0125940.

Ojurongbe O, Antony JS, Tong HV, Meyer CG, Akindele AA, Sina-Agbaje OR, Kremsner PG, Velavan TP* 2015. Low MBL-associated serine protease 2 (MASP-2) levels correlate with urogenital schistosomiasis in Nigerian children. Tropical Medicine and International Health. 2015 Jun 5. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12551.

Antony JS, Ojurongbe O, Meyer CG, Thangaraj K, Mishra A, Kremsner PG, Velavan TP* 2015. Correlation of Interleukin-6 levels and lectins during Schistosoma haematobium infection. Cytokine. 2015 May 14. pii: S1043-4666(15)00170-2.

Oluyinka OO, Tong HV, Bui Tien S, Fagbami AH, Adekanle O, Ojurongbe O, Bock CT, Kremsner PG, Velavan TP 2015. Occult hepatitis B virus infection in Nigerian blood donors and hepatitis B virus transmission risks. IPLoS One. 2015 Jul 6;10(7):e0131912.

Zumla A, Rustomjee R, Ntoumi F, Mwaba P, Bates M, Maeurer M, Huit DS, Petersen E. 2015. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome - need for increased vigilance and 3 watchful surveillance for MERS-CoV in sub-Saharan African Africa. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. Jul 2;37:77-79.

Zumla A, Chakaya J, Hoelscher M, Ntoumi. 2015. Discovery. Jul 17. doi: 10.1038/nrd4696

Zumla A, Chakaya J, Hoelscher M, Ntoumi F and the Host-Directed Therapies Network (HDT-NET) Consortium; and the Host-Directed Therapies Network HDT-NET Consortium. 2015. Host-Directed Therapies for Tackling Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis: Learning From the Pasteur-Bechamp Debates. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2015 Jul 28.

Mayindou G, Ngokana B, Sidibé A, Moundélé V, Koukouikila-Koussounda F, Vouvoungui JC, Nolna SK, Velavan TP, Ntoumi F. 2015. Molecular epidemiology and surveillance of circulating rotavirus and adenovirus in Congolese children with gastroenteritis. Journal of Medical Virology. Sep 17. doi: 10.1002/jmv.24382.

Mishra S, Antony JS, Gai P, Sundaravadivel P, Tong HV, Jha AN, Singh LS, Velavan TP, Thangaraj K. 2015. Mannose-Binding Lectin (MBL) as a susceptible host factor influencing Indian Visceral Leishmaniasis. Parasitology International. 64, 591-596.

Ghoma Linguissi LS, Bisseye C, Poulain P, Ntoumi F, Simpore J. 2015. Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission (PMTCT) in the Republic of Congo: Challenges to implementation. Journal of AIDS Clinical Research. Volume 6, Issue 9- 1000503.

Publications 2014

Goeldner I, Thelma L. Skare, Utiyama SR, Nisihara RM, Tong HV, Iara J. T. Messias-Reason, Velavan TP. 2014. Strong Decrease in Streptomycin-Resistance and Absence of XDR 12 Years after the Reorganization of the National Tuberculosis Control Program in the Central Region of Cameroon.PLOS ONE. April 2014 | Volume 9 | Issue 4 | e95519.

Kamgue Sidze L, Mouafo Tekwu E, Kuaban C, Assam Assam JP, Tedom JC, Eyangoh S, Fouda FX, Nolna D, Ntoumi F , Frank M, Penlap Beng VN. 2014. Strong Decrease in Streptomycin-Resistance and Absence of XDR 12 Years after the Reorganization of the National Tuberculosis Control Program in the Central Region of Cameroon.PLOS ONE. June 2014 | Volume 9 | Issue 6 | e98374

Mouafo Tekwu E, Kamgue Sidze L, Assam Assam JB, Tedom JC, Tchatchouang S, Guiewi Makafe G, Tchokote Wetewale AL, Kuaban C, Eyangoh S, Ntoumi F, Penlap Beng VN and Frank M. 2014. Sequence analysis for detection of drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolates from the Central Region of Cameroon.BMC Microbiology 2014, 14:113.

Ghoma Linguissi LS, Issamou Mayengue P, Sidibe AS, Vouvoungui CJ, Missontsa M, Madzou-Laboum IK, Bango Essassa G, Oyakhirome S, Frank M, Penlap V and Ntoumi F. 2014. Prevalence of national treatment algorithm defined smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis in HIV positive patients in Brazzaville Republic of Congo.BMC Research Notes. 7:578; DOI: 10.1186/1756-0500-7-578.

Kebede Mekonnen S, Aseffa A, Berhe N, Teklehaymanot T, Clouse RM, Gebru T, Medhin G and Velavan TP. 2014. Return of chloroquine-sensitive Plasmodium falciparum parasites and emergence of chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium vivax in Ethiopia. Malaria Journal. 13:244.

Sidibe A , Fruinovy Ebourombi D, Kivouele TS, Vouvoungui JC, Ghoma Linguissi LS, Ntoumi F. 2014. Factors influencing acceptability of voluntary HIV testing among pregnant women in Gamboma, The Republic of Congo. African. African Journal of Health Sciences.

Mishra A, Jha AN, Hoang van Tong, Singh VK, Carlos E.M. Gomes, Singh L, Velavan TP, Thangaraj K. 2014. A reliable and rapid method for molecular detection of malarial parasites using microwave irradiation and loop mediated isothermal amplification. Malaria Journal Nov 24;13(1):454.

Publications 2013

Ntoumi F, Vouvoungui JC, Ibara R, Landry M, Sidibé A. 2013 Malaria burden and case management in the Republic of Congo: Limited use and application of Rapid Diagnostic Tests results.BMC Public Health. Feb 14;13(1):135.

Ndounga M, Issamou Mayengue P, Casimiro PN, Loumouamou D, Basco LK, Ntoumi F and Brasseur P. 2013 Artesunate-amodiaquine efficacy in Congolese children with acute uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Brazzaville.Malaria Journal. Feb 5;12:53.

Koukouikila-Koussounda F, Ntoumi F, Ndounga M, Hoang V. Tong, Kremsner PG, Abena AA, Velavan TP. 2013 Regulatory polymorphisms in the promoter region of STAT6 and FOXP3 are associated with protection against uncomplicated malaria and high Plasmodium falciparum parasitemia in Congolese children.Malaria Journal. Jan8; 12:9.

Koukouikila-Koussounda F, Abena AA, Nzoungani A, Mombouli JV, Ouamba JM, Kun J, Ntoumi F. 2013 In vitro evaluation of antiplasmodial activity of extracts of Acanthospermum hispidum DC (Asteraceae) and Ficus thonningii Blume (Moraceae), two plants used in traditional medicine in the Republic of Congo.African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines. Volume 10, No. 2, 2013. pp.270-276.

Ouwe-Missi-Oukem-Boyer O, Munung NS, Ntoumi F, Nyika A and Tangwa GB. 2013 Capacity Building of Health Research Ethics in Central Africa: Key players, current state and recommendations.Bioethica Forum.

Miiro G, Ouwe Missi Oukem-Boyer O, Sarr O, Rahmani M, Ntoumi F, Dheda K, Pym A, Mboup S, Kaleebu P. 2013 EDCTP Regional Networks of Excellence: unprecedented changes in the landscape of clinical trials in Africa.BMC Public Health. Mar 22;13:258. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-258.

Williams JR, Sprumont D, Hirtle M, Adebamowo C, Braunschweiger P, Bull S, Burri C, Czarkowski M, Fan CT, Franck C, Gefenas E, Geissbuhler A, Klingmann I, Kouyaté B, Kraehenbhul JP, Kruger M, Moodley K, Ntoumi F, Nyirenda T, Pym A, Silverman H, Tenorio S. 2013 Consensus standards for introductory e-learning courses in human participants research ethics.Med Ethics. Aug 19. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2013-101572.

Publications 2012