Publications

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Epidemiological, clinical, and public health response characteristics of a large outbreak of diphtheria among the Rohingya population in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, 2017 to 2019: A retrospective study.

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BACKGROUND: Unrest in Myanmar in August 2017 resulted in the movement of over 700,000 Rohingya refugees to overcrowded camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. A large outbreak of diphtheria subsequently began in this population.

Authors: Polonsky JA Ivey M Mazhar KA Rahman Z le Polain de Waroux O Karo B Jalava K Vong S Baidjoe A Diaz J Finger F Habib ZH Halder CE Haskew C Kaiser L Khan AS Sangal L Shirin T Zaki QA Salam A White K
Journal Reference: PLoS medicine 2021 Apr 01; 18(4); e1003587. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003587. Epub 2021 04 01
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Decentralised hepatitis C testing and treatment in rural Cambodia: evaluation of a simplified service model integrated in an existing public health system.

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BACKGROUND: Direct-acting antiviral treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) has provided the opportunity for simplified models of care delivered in decentralised settings by non-specialist clinical personnel.

Authors: Zhang M O'Keefe D Craig J Samley K Bunreth V Jolivet P Balkan S Marquardt T Dousset JP Le Paih M
Journal Reference: The lancet. Gastroenterology & hepatology 2021 Mar 18; (); Array. doi: 10.1016/S2468-1253(21)00012-1. Epub 2021 03 18
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Hepatitis C viraemic and seroprevalence and risk factors for positivity in Northwest Cambodia: a household cross-sectional serosurvey.

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BACKGROUND: Despite a dramatic reduction in HCV drug costs and simplified models of care, many countries lack important information on prevalence and risk factors to structure effective HCV services.

Authors: Lynch E Falq G Sun C Bunchhoeung PDT Huerga H Loarec A Dousset JP Marquardt T Paih ML Maman D
Journal Reference: BMC infectious diseases 2021 Feb 26; 21(1); 223. doi: 10.1186/s12879-021-05826-0. Epub 2021 02 26
Cambodia HCV Hepatitis C MSF Sero-prevalence Serosurvey Viraemia
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Surveillance of Plasmodium falciparum pfcrt haplotypes in southwestern uganda by high-resolution melt analysis.

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BACKGROUND: Chloroquine (CQ) resistance is conferred by mutations in the Plasmodium falciparum CQ resistance transporter (pfcrt).

Authors: Kassaza K Long AC McDaniels JM Andre M Fredrickson W Nyehangane D Orikiriza P Operario DJ Bazira J Mwanga-Amumpaire JA Moore CC Guler JL Boum Y
Journal Reference: Malaria journal 2021 Feb 25; 20(1); 114. doi: 10.1186/s12936-021-03657-7. Epub 2021 02 25
Chloroquine HRM Plasmodium falciparum Resistance Uganda pfcrt
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Emergency department admission and hospitalization for COPD exacerbation and particulate matter short-term exposure in Brescia, a highly polluted town in northern Italy.

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BACKGROUND: Short-term exposure to high Particulate Matter (PM) concentrations worsens several respiratory conditions.

Authors: Pini L Giordani J Gardini G Concoreggi C Pini A Perger E Vizzardi E Di Bona D Cappelli C Ciarfaglia M Tantucci C
Journal Reference: Respiratory medicine 2021 Feb 16; 179(); 106334. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2021.106334. Epub 2021 02 16
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Novel transdisciplinary methodology for cross-sectional analysis of snakebite epidemiology at national scale.

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BACKGROUND: Worldwide, it is estimated that snakes bite 4.5-5.4 million people annually, 2.7 million of which are envenomed, and 81,000-138,000 die.

Authors: Alcoba G Ochoa C Babo Martins S Ruiz de Castañeda R Bolon I Wanda F Comte E Subedi M Shah B Ghimire A Gignoux E Luquero F Nkwescheu AS Sharma SK Chappuis F Ray N
Journal Reference: PLoS neglected tropical diseases 2021 Feb 12; 15(2); e0009023. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009023. Epub 2021 02 12
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Seroprevalence and risk factors of exposure to COVID-19 in homeless people in Paris, France: a cross-sectional study.

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BACKGROUND: During the COVID-19 lockdown period from March 17 to May 11, 2020, French authorities in Paris and its suburbs relocated people experiencing recurrent homelessness to emergency shelters, hotels, and large venues.

Authors: Roederer T Mollo B Vincent C Nikolay B Llosa AE Nesbitt R Vanhomwegen J Rose T Goyard S Anna F Torre C Fourrey E Simons E Hennequin W Mills C Luquero FJ
Journal Reference: The Lancet. Public health 2021 Feb 05; (); Array. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(21)00001-3. Epub 2021 02 05
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Cost and cost-effectiveness of a real-world HCV treatment program among HIV-infected individuals in Myanmar.

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INTRODUCTION: Over half of those hepatitis C virus (HCV)/HIV coinfected live in low-income and middle-income countries, and many remain undiagnosed or untreated.

Authors: Marquez LK Chaillon A Soe KP Johnson DC Zosso JM Incerti A Loarec A Nguyen A Walker JG Mafirakureva N Lo Re Iii V Wynn A McIntosh C Kiene SM Brodine S Garfein RS Vickerman P Martin NK
Journal Reference: BMJ global health 2021 Feb ; 6(2); Array. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-004181. Epub 2021 02 25
HIV health economics viral hepatitis