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Programmatic Use of Molecular Xenomonitoring at the Level of Evaluation Units to Assess Persistence of Lymphatic Filariasis in Sri Lanka.

Rao RU, Samarasekera SD, Nagodavithana KC, Punchihewa MW, Dassanayaka TD, P K D G, Ford E, Ranasinghe US, Henderson RH, Weil GJ.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 May 19;10(5):e0004722. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004722. eCollection 2016 May.


Measurement of Circulating Filarial Antigen Levels in Human Blood with a Point-of-Care Test Strip and a Portable Spectrodensitometer.

Chesnais CB, Vlaminck J, Kunyu-Shako B, Pion SD, Awaca-Uvon NP, Weil GJ, Mumba D, Boussinesq M.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Apr 25. pii: 15-0916. [Epub ahead of print]


Community Rates of IgG4 Antibodies to Ascaris Haemoglobin Reflect Changes in Community Egg Loads Following Mass Drug Administration.

Vlaminck J, Supali T, Geldhof P, Hokke CH, Fischer PU, Weil GJ.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Mar 18;10(3):e0004532. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004532. eCollection 2016 Mar.


Community Attitudes Toward Mass Drug Administration for Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases After the 2014 Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Lofa County, Liberia.

Bogus J, Gankpala L, Fischer K, Krentel A, Weil GJ, Fischer PU, Kollie K, Bolay FK.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Mar 2;94(3):497-503. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0591. Epub 2015 Dec 14.


Efficacy, Safety, and Pharmacokinetics of Coadministered Diethylcarbamazine, Albendazole, and Ivermectin for Treatment of Bancroftian Filariasis.

Thomsen EK, Sanuku N, Baea M, Satofan S, Maki E, Lombore B, Schmidt MS, Siba PM, Weil GJ, Kazura JW, Fleckenstein LL, King CL.

Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Feb 1;62(3):334-41. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ882. Epub 2015 Oct 20.


An Integrated Multiomics Approach to Identify Candidate Antigens for Serodiagnosis of Human Onchocerciasis.

McNulty SN, Rosa BA, Fischer PU, Rumsey JM, Erdmann-Gilmore P, Curtis KC, Specht S, Townsend RR, Weil GJ, Mitreva M.

Mol Cell Proteomics. 2015 Dec;14(12):3224-33. doi: 10.1074/mcp.M115.051953. Epub 2015 Oct 15.


Diagnostic Tools for Onchocerciasis Elimination Programs.

Vlaminck J, Fischer PU, Weil GJ.

Trends Parasitol. 2015 Nov;31(11):571-82. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2015 Oct 11. Review.


Expression of five acetylcholine receptor subunit genes in Brugia malayi adult worms.

Li BW, Rush AC, Weil GJ.

Int J Parasitol Drugs Drug Resist. 2015 Jun 23;5(3):100-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpddr.2015.04.003. eCollection 2015 Dec.


A comparison of two tests for filarial antigenemia in areas in Sri Lanka and Indonesia with low-level persistence of lymphatic filariasis following mass drug administration.

Yahathugoda TC, Supali T, Rao RU, Djuardi Y, Stefani D, Pical F, Fischer PU, Lloyd MM, Premaratne PH, Weerasooriya MV, Weil GJ.

Parasit Vectors. 2015 Jul 15;8:369. doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-0979-y.


North American paragonimiasis: epidemiology and diagnostic strategies.

Fischer PU, Weil GJ.

Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2015 Jun;13(6):779-86. doi: 10.1586/14787210.2015.1031745. Epub 2015 Apr 3. Review.


Conventional parasitology and DNA-based diagnostic methods for onchocerciasis elimination programmes.

Lloyd MM, Gilbert R, Taha NT, Weil GJ, Meite A, Kouakou IM, Fischer PU.

Acta Trop. 2015 Jun;146:114-8. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2015.03.019. Epub 2015 Mar 25.


The impact of two semiannual treatments with albendazole alone on lymphatic filariasis and soil-transmitted helminth infections: a community-based study in the Republic of Congo.

Pion SD, Chesnais CB, Bopda J, Louya F, Fischer PU, Majewski AC, Weil GJ, Boussinesq M, Missamou F.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 May;92(5):959-66. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0661. Epub 2015 Mar 9.


A comprehensive assessment of lymphatic filariasis in Sri Lanka six years after cessation of mass drug administration.

Rao RU, Nagodavithana KC, Samarasekera SD, Wijegunawardana AD, Premakumara WD, Perera SN, Settinayake S, Miller JP, Weil GJ.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Nov 13;8(11):e3281. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003281. eCollection 2014. Erratum in: PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Dec;(12):e3428.


Systems biology studies of adult paragonimus lung flukes facilitate the identification of immunodominant parasite antigens.

McNulty SN, Fischer PU, Townsend RR, Curtis KC, Weil GJ, Mitreva M.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Oct 16;8(10):e3242. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003242. eCollection 2014 Oct.


Filarial antigenemia and Loa loa night blood microfilaremia in an area without bancroftian filariasis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Bakajika DK, Nigo MM, Lotsima JP, Masikini GA, Fischer K, Lloyd MM, Weil GJ, Fischer PU.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Dec;91(6):1142-8. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0358. Epub 2014 Sep 15.


High level expression of a glutamate-gated chloride channel gene in reproductive tissues of Brugia malayi may explain the sterilizing effect of ivermectin on filarial worms.

Li BW, Rush AC, Weil GJ.

Int J Parasitol Drugs Drug Resist. 2014 Jan 31;4(2):71-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpddr.2014.01.002. eCollection 2014 Aug.


A case study of risk factors for lymphatic filariasis in the Republic of Congo.

Chesnais CB, Missamou F, Pion SD, Bopda J, Louya F, Majewski AC, Fischer PU, Weil GJ, Boussinesq M.

Parasit Vectors. 2014 Jul 1;7:300. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-7-300.


Integrated school-based surveillance for soil-transmitted helminth infections and lymphatic filariasis in Gampaha district, Sri Lanka.

Gunawardena S, Gunawardena NK, Kahathuduwa G, Karunaweera ND, de Silva NR, Ranasinghe UB, Samarasekara SD, Nagodavithana KC, Rao RU, Rebollo MP, Weil GJ.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Apr;90(4):661-6. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.13-0641. Epub 2014 Feb 3.


High pressure freezing/freeze substitution fixation improves the ultrastructural assessment of Wolbachia endosymbiont-filarial nematode host interaction.

Fischer K, Beatty WL, Weil GJ, Fischer PU.

PLoS One. 2014 Jan 17;9(1):e86383. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0086383. eCollection 2014.


Transmission assessment surveys (TAS) to define endpoints for lymphatic filariasis mass drug administration: a multicenter evaluation.

Chu BK, Deming M, Biritwum NK, Bougma WR, Dorkenoo AM, El-Setouhy M, Fischer PU, Gass K, Gonzalez de Peña M, Mercado-Hernandez L, Kyelem D, Lammie PJ, Flueckiger RM, Mwingira UJ, Noordin R, Offei Owusu I, Ottesen EA, Pavluck A, Pilotte N, Rao RU, Samarasekera D, Schmaedick MA, Settinayake S, Simonsen PE, Supali T, Taleo F, Torres M, Weil GJ, Won KY.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013 Dec 5;7(12):e2584. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002584. eCollection 2013.

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