Publications by authors named "Chikwe Ihekweazu"

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Africa's response to COVID-19.

BMC Med 2020 05 22;18(1):151. Epub 2020 May 22.

Resolve to Save Lives (Vital Strategies), Regus 4th Floor, Tower C, Churchgate Plaza, 473 Constitution Avenue, Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12916-020-01622-wDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7242094PMC
May 2020

Importance of epidemiological research of monkeypox: is incidence increasing?

Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 2020 May 2;18(5):389-392. Epub 2020 Mar 2.

Institute for Global Health, University College London, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14787210.2020.1735361DOI Listing
May 2020

Nigeria's Joint External Evaluation and National Action Plan for Health Security.

Health Secur 2020 Jan/Feb;18(1):16-20

Olubunmi Eyitayo Ojo, MSc, is Director, Disease Surveillance and Epidemiology; Mahmoud Dalhat, is Surveillance Advisor, NAPHS Implementation Support Unit; Oyeronke Oyebanji is a Technical Assistant; Ajani Oyetunji is a Technical Officer, NAPHS Implementation Support Unit; and Chikwe Ihekweazu, MBBS, MPH, is Director General; all with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Abuja, Nigeria. Richard Garfield, RN, DrPH, is Team Lead, Emergency Response and Recovery Branch, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA. Chris Lee, MD, MSC, MPH, is Senior Technical Officer, Resolve to Save Lives, New York, NY. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/hs.2019.0051DOI Listing
February 2020

Improving Cross-Border Preparedness and Response: Lessons Learned from 3 Lassa Fever Outbreaks Across Benin, Nigeria, and Togo, 2017-2019.

Health Secur 2020 Jan;18(S1):S105-S112

Clement Glèlè Kakaī, MD, is Director of Epidemiological Surveillance and Border Health Surveillance Service, and Godjedo Togbemabou Primous Martial, MPH, is Division Director of Epidemiology and Integrated Disease Surveillance; both in the National Directorate of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Cotonou, Benin. Oyeladun Funmi Okunromade, MBBS, is Assistant Director Surveillance/IHR, Department of Surveillance and Epidemiology; Chioma Cindy Dan-Nwafor, MPH, is Deputy Incident Manager, Lassa fever, Department of Surveillance; Elsie Ilori, MSc, is Director and Incident Manager, Lassa fever, Department of Surveillance; Olubunmi Eyitayo Ojo, MSc, is Director, Disease Surveillance and Epidemiology; and Chikwe Ihekweazu, MD, is Director General; all in the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, Nigeria. Ali Imorou Bah Chabi, MPH, is Health Program Coordinator, Health Program, and Idrissa Kone, MBA, is Executive Secretary; both in the Abidjan Lagos Corridor Organization, Cotonou, Benin. Mahmood Muazu Dalhat, MBBS, is Technical Advisor to the National Centre for Disease Control, Public Health Technical Department, and Patrick Mboya Nguku, MSc, is Senior West Africa Regional Technical Coordinator; both at the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) Nigeria, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria. Sarah Ward, MPH, is a Health Scientist, and Rebecca D. Merrill, PhD, is an Epidemiologist; both in the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA. Ouyi Tante, a public health engineer, is National Cholera Officer and Other Diarrheal Diseases, Division of Disease Control; Assane Hamadi, MD, is Head of the Division of Integrated Surveillance of Health Emergencies and Response, Directorate of Disease Control and Public Health Programs; and Tamekloe Tsidi Agbeko, DrPH, is Director, Division of Disease Control; all in the Ministry of Health, Lomé, Togo. Virgil Lokossou, MPH, MSci, is Head of Division and Team Lead, Emergency Preparedness and Response Division, and Carlos Brito, MD, is Director, Public Health and Research; both in the West Africa Health Organization, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or other participating agencies.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/hs.2019.0080DOI Listing
January 2020

Sequelae of Lassa Fever: Postviral Cerebellar Ataxia.

Open Forum Infect Dis 2019 Dec 3;6(12):ofz512. Epub 2019 Dec 3.

Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofz512DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6923636PMC
December 2019

Performance of the Public Health System During a Full-Scale Yellow Fever Simulation Exercise in Lagos State, Nigeria, in 2018: How Prepared Are We for the Next Outbreak?

Health Secur 2019 Nov/Dec;17(6):485-494

Oyeladun Funmi Okunromade, MBBS, MPH, is Assistant Director Surveillance/IHR, Department of Surveillance and Epidemiology; Augustine Olajide Dada, MBBS, MPH, is in Technical Support, REDDISE Implementation; Yahya O. Disu, MPH, is Assistant Director, Risk Communication Division, Department of Prevention Program and Knowledge Management; Olubunmi Eyitayo Ojo, MSc, is Director, Surveillance, Department of Surveillance and Epidemiology; and Chikwe Ihekweazu, FFPH, is Director General; all in the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria. Virgil K. Lokossou, MPH, MBA, is Head of Department, Health Emergency and Disaster Management Department, ECOWAS Regional Center for Disease Surveillance and Control, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria. Ike Anya, FFPH, is Principal Consultant, Epic Africa and Health Watch, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria. Ahmad M. Njidda, MBBS, is a Resident, Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria. Mahmood Muazu Dalhat, FWACP, is in the Public Health Technical Department; Muhammad Shakir Balogun, FMCPath, is Resident Advisor, Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme; and Patrick Nguku, MSc, is Senior Regional Technical Coordinator; all are with the African Field Epidemiology Network, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria. Carlos Faria De Brito, MPH, is Director, Department of Public Health and Research, and Stanley Okolo, PhD, is Director General; both at the West African Health Organization, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/hs.2019.0048DOI Listing
May 2020

Accelerating Action in Global Health Security: Global Biosecurity Dialogue as a Model for Advancing the Global Health Security Agenda.

Health Secur 2019 Nov/Dec;17(6):495-503

Sabrina Brizee, MSc, is a consultant, Global Biological Policy and Programs, NTI, Washington, DC, and International Project Officer, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands. Katherine Budeski is a Program Assistant; Wilmot James, PhD, is a consultant; Michelle Nalabandian, MFS, is Program Officer; Hayley Anne Severance, MPH, is Senior Program Officer; and Elizabeth E. Cameron, PhD, is Vice President; all in Global Biological and Policy Programs, NTI, Washington, DC. Dr. James is also a Visiting Professor of Political Science and Pediatrics, Columbia University, New York, NY. Diederik A. Bleijs,, PhD, is Head of the Biosecurity Office, and Mark W. J. van Passel, PhD, is Project Leader; both in the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands. Scott J. Becker, MS, is Executive Director, Association of Public Health Laboratories, Silver Spring, MD. Sacha Wallace-Sankarsingh, MSc, is Biorisk Manager, Laboratory Services and Networks, Caribbean Public Health Agency, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Anthony Ahumibe, MPH, is Senior Laboratory Technical Advisor; Emmanuel Agogo, MBBS, is Deputy Director General; and Chikwe Ihekweazu, MBBS, is Director General; all at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Abuja, Nigeria. Simo Nikkari, MD, PhD, is Professor, Centre for Biothreat Preparedness, Helsinki, Finland. Maureen Ellis, MS, is Executive Director, International Federation of Biosafety Associations, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Ernesto Gozzer, MD, is Associate Professor, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru. Immaculate Sware Semesi, PhD, is a Member of Parliament, Parliament of the United Republic of Tanzania, Dodoma, Tanzania. Zibusiso M. Masuku is Biosafety Technical Manager, and Chair of the Institutional Biosafety and Biosecurity Committee, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr. Aamer Ikram is Executive Director, National Institute of Health, Islamabad, Pakistan. Faheem Tahir, PhD, is Chief, Public Health Laboratories Division, National Institute of Health, Islamabad, Pakistan. Irma Makalinao, MD, is Professor and Special Assistant to the Dean, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/hs.2019.0121DOI Listing
May 2020

Lassa virus RNA detection from suspected cases in Nigeria, 2011-2017.

Pan Afr Med J 2019 6;34:76. Epub 2019 Oct 6.

Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos (CMUL), PM.B. 12003, Lagos, Nigeria.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11604/pamj.2019.34.76.16425DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6884721PMC
December 2019

Lay media reporting of monkeypox in Nigeria.

BMJ Glob Health 2019 12;4(6):e002019. Epub 2019 Nov 12.

Office of the Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Abuja, Nigeria.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2019-002019DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6861118PMC
November 2019

A new twenty-first century science for effective epidemic response.

Nature 2019 11 6;575(7781):130-136. Epub 2019 Nov 6.

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, African Union, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1717-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7095334PMC
November 2019

Lassa Fever: Epidemiology, Clinical Features, Diagnosis, Management and Prevention.

Infect Dis Clin North Am 2019 12;33(4):933-951

Center for Clinical Microbiology, University College London, Royal Free Campus 2nd Floor, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idc.2019.08.002DOI Listing
December 2019

Learning from the Epidemiological Response to the 2014/15 Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak.

J Epidemiol Glob Health 2019 09;9(3):169-175

NIHR Health Protection Research Unit on Evaluation of Interventions, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2991/jegh.k.190808.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7310819PMC
September 2019

Human Monkeypox: Epidemiologic and Clinical Characteristics, Diagnosis, and Prevention.

Infect Dis Clin North Am 2019 12 11;33(4):1027-1043. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Division of Infection and Immunity, Center for Clinical Microbiology, University College London, The National Institute of Health Research Biomedical Research Centre at UCL Hospitals, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idc.2019.03.001DOI Listing
December 2019

Improving epidemiological response: lessons learnt from successive outbreaks in Nigeria.

Int J Epidemiol 2019 08;48(4):1029-1031

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Abuja, Nigeria.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyy266DOI Listing
August 2019

Use of the Staged Development Tool for Assessing, Planning, and Measuring Progress in the Development of National Public Health Institutes.

Health Secur 2018 ;16(S1):S18-S24

Shelly Bratton, MPH, is Team Lead, National Public Health Institute Program, Workforce and Institute Development Branch, Division of Global Health Protection, the Center for Global Health, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/hs.2018.0044DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6260584PMC
April 2019

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 16;78:78-84. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Division of Infection and Immunity, Center for Clinical Microbiology, University College London, United Kingdom; The National Institute of Health Research Biomedical Research Centre at UCL Hospitals, London, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2018.11.008DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7129336PMC
January 2019

A new hepatitis E virus genotype 2 strain identified from an outbreak in Nigeria, 2017.

Virol J 2018 10 23;15(1):163. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Division of Viral Gastroenteritis and Hepatitis Pathogens and Enteroviruses, Department of Infectious Diseases, Robert Koch Institute, 13353, Berlin, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12985-018-1082-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6199738PMC
October 2018

Genomic Analysis of Lassa Virus during an Increase in Cases in Nigeria in 2018.

N Engl J Med 2018 11 17;379(18):1745-1753. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

From the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University (K.J.S., K.G.B., S.M., S.F.S., S.M.W., R.R.S., J.Q., S.W., P.B., S.Y., B.C., D.K., A.C., A.G.-Y., C.A.F., D.J.P., N.L.Y., B.L.M., P.C.S.), the Center for Systems Biology, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (K.J.S., K.G.B., S.F.S., S.W., B.C., D.K., C.A.F., N.L.Y., P.C.S.), and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (M.N.), Harvard University, Harvard University Extension School (R.R.S.), and Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology, MIT (S.Y., P.C.S.), Cambridge, and the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (K.G.B., S.F.S., B.L.M., P.C.S., C.T.H.), and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Division of Infectious Diseases (S.M.), Boston - all in Massachusetts; the African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (P.E., J.U.O., E.U., T.K., F.A., J.U., A.G., M.M., I.N., P.O., O.T., O.A.F., C.T.H.) and the Department of Biological Sciences, College of Natural Sciences (J.U.O., E.U., T.K., F.A., J.U., P.O., O.A.F., C.T.H.), Redeemer's University, Ede, the Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control (I.O., C. Iruolagbe, J.A., E.U., P.A., G.O., O.O., B.O., E.B.M., M.A., R.E., B.E., E.O.-E., G.A., S.O., P.O.O., C.T.H.) and the Department of Medicine (P.O.O.), Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, Abuja (C. Ihekweazu), and the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma (P.O.O.) - all in Nigeria; the Laboratory of Parasitology/Mycology HALD, Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, Dakar, Senegal (A.G.); Kenema Government Hospital, Kenema, Sierra Leone (M.M.); Tulane Health Sciences Center, Tulane University, New Orleans (R.F.G.); the Departments of Immunology and Microbial Science and Integrative Structural and Computational Biology, Scripps Research Institute, and the Scripps Translational Science Institute, La Jolla, CA (K.G.A.); and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, MD (P.C.S.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1804498DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6181183PMC
November 2018

Prevalence of drug-resistant tuberculosis and imputed burden in South Africa: a national and sub-national cross-sectional survey.

Lancet Infect Dis 2018 07 21;18(7):779-787. Epub 2018 Apr 21.

National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa; Medical Research Council: Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Department of Science/National Research Foundation: Vaccine Preventable Diseases, University of the Witwatersrand, Faculty of Health Science, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30222-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6800151PMC
July 2018

Tackling viral haemorrhagic fever in Africa.

Lancet 2017 12 12;390(10113):2612-2614. Epub 2017 Oct 12.

UCL Institute for Global Health, University College London, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32475-3DOI Listing
December 2017

Outcomes analysis of new entrant screening for active tuberculosis in Heathrow and Gatwick airports, United Kingdom 2009/2010.

BMC Infect Dis 2016 Apr 22;16:178. Epub 2016 Apr 22.

University College London, Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London, WC1E 6BT, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-016-1506-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4840491PMC
April 2016

Nationwide and regional incidence of microbiologically confirmed pulmonary tuberculosis in South Africa, 2004-12: a time series analysis.

Lancet Infect Dis 2015 Sep 22;15(9):1066-1076. Epub 2015 Jun 22.

Centre for Tuberculosis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Division of National Health Laboratory Service, Sandringham, Johannesburg, South Africa; Medical Research Council, Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation, Vaccine Preventable Diseases, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(15)00147-4DOI Listing
September 2015

Surveillance of rare diseases: a public health evaluation of the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit.

J Public Health (Oxf) 2012 Jun 18;34(2):279-86. Epub 2011 Aug 18.

MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdr058DOI Listing
June 2012

Effective management in clusters of pneumococcal disease: a systematic review.

Lancet Infect Dis 2011 Feb;11(2):119-30

Health Protection Agency, Centre for Infections, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(10)70281-4DOI Listing
February 2011

Outbreaks of serious pneumococcal disease in closed settings in the post-antibiotic era: a systematic review.

J Infect 2010 Jul 8;61(1):21-7. Epub 2010 Apr 8.

Health Protection Agency, Centre for Infections, 61 Colindale Avenue, London NW9 5EQ, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2010.03.032DOI Listing
July 2010

Democracy in Nigeria: the challenge of infectious disease control.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2009 Sep 3;2(2):151-3. Epub 2009 Sep 3.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/t2.2.151DOI Listing
September 2009

Polio eradication and measles immunisation in Nigeria.

Lancet Infect Dis 2006 Feb;6(2):63-5

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(06)70358-9DOI Listing
February 2006

Nigerian medical graduates: where are they now?

Lancet 2005 May 28-Jun 3;365(9474):1847-8

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(05)66612-3DOI Listing
September 2005