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1.

Spatio-temporal patterns of attacks on human and economic losses from wildlife in Chitwan National Park, Nepal.

Lamichhane BR, Persoon GA, Leirs H, Poudel S, Subedi N, Pokheral CP, Bhattarai S, Thapaliya BP, de Iongh HH.

PLoS One. 2018 Apr 19;13(4):e0195373. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0195373. eCollection 2018.

PMID:
29672538
2.

Reconciling biodiversity and carbon stock conservation in an Afrotropical forest landscape.

Van de Perre F, Willig MR, Presley SJ, Bapeamoni Andemwana F, Beeckman H, Boeckx P, Cooleman S, de Haan M, De Kesel A, Dessein S, Grootaert P, Huygens D, Janssens SB, Kearsley E, Kabeya PM, Leponce M, Van den Broeck D, Verbeeck H, Würsten B, Leirs H, Verheyen E.

Sci Adv. 2018 Mar 28;4(3):eaar6603. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aar6603. eCollection 2018 Mar.

PMID:
29670947
3.

Movement Patterns of Small Rodents in Lassa Fever-Endemic Villages in Guinea.

Mariën J, Kourouma F, Magassouba N, Leirs H, Fichet-Calvet E.

Ecohealth. 2018 Mar 23. doi: 10.1007/s10393-018-1331-8. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:
29572697
4.

Arenavirus infection correlates with lower survival of its natural rodent host in a long-term capture-mark-recapture study.

Mariën J, Sluydts V, Borremans B, Gryseels S, Vanden Broecke B, Sabuni CA, Katakweba AAS, Mulungu LS, Günther S, de Bellocq JG, Massawe AW, Leirs H.

Parasit Vectors. 2018 Feb 8;11(1):90. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-2674-2.

5.

The shape of the contact-density function matters when modelling parasite transmission in fluctuating populations.

Borremans B, Reijniers J, Hens N, Leirs H.

R Soc Open Sci. 2017 Nov 22;4(11):171308. doi: 10.1098/rsos.171308. eCollection 2017 Nov.

6.

Arenavirus Dynamics in Experimentally and Naturally Infected Rodents.

Mariën J, Borremans B, Gryseels S, Broecke BV, Becker-Ziaja B, Makundi R, Massawe A, Reijniers J, Leirs H.

Ecohealth. 2017 Sep;14(3):463-473. doi: 10.1007/s10393-017-1256-7. Epub 2017 Jun 14.

PMID:
28616660
7.

No measurable adverse effects of Lassa, Morogoro and Gairo arenaviruses on their rodent reservoir host in natural conditions.

Mariën J, Borremans B, Gryseels S, Soropogui B, De Bruyn L, Bongo GN, Becker-Ziaja B, de Bellocq JG, Günther S, Magassouba N, Leirs H, Fichet-Calvet E.

Parasit Vectors. 2017 Apr 27;10(1):210. doi: 10.1186/s13071-017-2146-0.

8.

Correction: A systematic review of rodent pest research in Afro-Malagasy small-holder farming systems: Are we asking the right questions?

Swanepoel LH, Swanepoel CM, Brown PR, Eiseb SJ, Goodman SM, Keith M, Kirsten F, Leirs H, Mahlaba TAM, Makundi RH, Malebane P, von Maltitz EF, Massawe AW, Monadjem A, Mulungu LS, Singleton GR, Taylor PJ, Soarimalala V, Belmain SR.

PLoS One. 2017 Apr 20;12(4):e0176621. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0176621. eCollection 2017.

9.

A systematic review of rodent pest research in Afro-Malagasy small-holder farming systems: Are we asking the right questions?

Swanepoel LH, Swanepoel CM, Brown PR, Eiseb SJ, Goodman SM, Keith M, Kirsten F, Leirs H, Mahlaba TA, Makundi RH, Malebane P, von Maltitz EF, Massawe AW, Monadjem A, Mulungu LS, Singleton GR, Taylor PJ, Soarimalala V, Belmain SR.

PLoS One. 2017 Mar 30;12(3):e0174554. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0174554. eCollection 2017. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2017 Apr 20;12 (4):e0176621.

10.

Multiple Introductions and Recent Spread of the Emerging Human Pathogen Mycobacterium ulcerans across Africa.

Vandelannoote K, Meehan CJ, Eddyani M, Affolabi D, Phanzu DM, Eyangoh S, Jordaens K, Portaels F, Mangas K, Seemann T, Marsollier L, Marion E, Chauty A, Landier J, Fontanet A, Leirs H, Stinear TP, de Jong BC.

Genome Biol Evol. 2017 Mar 1;9(3):414-426. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evx003.

11.

When Viruses Don't Go Viral: The Importance of Host Phylogeographic Structure in the Spatial Spread of Arenaviruses.

Gryseels S, Baird SJ, Borremans B, Makundi R, Leirs H, Goüy de Bellocq J.

PLoS Pathog. 2017 Jan 11;13(1):e1006073. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006073. eCollection 2017 Jan.

12.

Brucellosis in cattle and micro-scale spatial variability of pastoral household income from dairy production in south western Uganda.

Nina PM, Mugisha S, Leirs H, Basuta GI, Van Damme P.

Acta Trop. 2017 Nov;175:130-137. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2016.11.030. Epub 2016 Nov 25.

PMID:
27894608
13.

Complete genome characterisation and phylogenetic position of Tigray hantavirus from the Ethiopian white-footed mouse, Stenocephalemys albipes.

Goüy de Bellocq J, Těšíková J, Meheretu Y, Čížková D, Bryjová A, Leirs H, Bryja J.

Infect Genet Evol. 2016 Nov;45:242-245. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2016.09.009. Epub 2016 Sep 9.

PMID:
27619058
14.

Genetic distinction between contiguous urban and rural multimammate mice in Tanzania despite gene flow.

Gryseels S, Goüy de Bellocq J, Makundi R, Vanmechelen K, Broeckhove J, Mazoch V, Šumbera R, Zima J Jr, Leirs H, Baird SJ.

J Evol Biol. 2016 Oct;29(10):1952-1967. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12919. Epub 2016 Jul 9.

PMID:
27306876
15.

Estimating Time of Infection Using Prior Serological and Individual Information Can Greatly Improve Incidence Estimation of Human and Wildlife Infections.

Borremans B, Hens N, Beutels P, Leirs H, Reijniers J.

PLoS Comput Biol. 2016 May 13;12(5):e1004882. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004882. eCollection 2016 May.

16.

Correction: Animal Ownership and Touching Enrich the Context of Social Contacts Relevant to the Spread of Human Infectious Diseases.

Kifle YW, Goeyvaerts N, Van Kerckhove K, Willem L, Kucharski A, Faes C, Leirs H, Hens N, Beutels P.

PLoS One. 2016 Feb 3;11(2):e0148718. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148718. eCollection 2016. No abstract available.

17.

Leptospira Serovars for Diagnosis of Leptospirosis in Humans and Animals in Africa: Common Leptospira Isolates and Reservoir Hosts.

Mgode GF, Machang'u RS, Mhamphi GG, Katakweba A, Mulungu LS, Durnez L, Leirs H, Hartskeerl RA, Belmain SR.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Dec 1;9(12):e0004251. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004251. eCollection 2015 Dec.

18.

Distribution and ecology of lesser pouched rat, Beamys hindei, in Tanzanian coastal forests.

Sabuni CA, Sluydts V, Mulungu LS, Maganga SL, Makundi RH, Leirs H.

Integr Zool. 2015 Nov;10(6):531-42. doi: 10.1111/1749-4877.12159.

PMID:
26331406
19.

Polymorphism in vkorc1 Gene of Natal Multimammate Mice, Mastomys natalensis, in Tanzania.

Gryseels S, Leirs H, Makundi R, Goüy de Bellocq J.

J Hered. 2015 Sep-Oct;106(5):637-43. doi: 10.1093/jhered/esv054. Epub 2015 Jul 29.

PMID:
26223233
20.

Animal Ownership and Touching Enrich the Context of Social Contacts Relevant to the Spread of Human Infectious Diseases.

Kifle YW, Goeyvaerts N, Van Kerckhove K, Willem L, Kucharski A, Faes C, Leirs H, Hens N, Beutels P.

PLoS One. 2015 Jul 20;10(7):e0133461. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133461. eCollection 2015. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2016;11(2):e0148718. Kucharski, Adam [added].

21.

Shedding dynamics of Morogoro virus, an African arenavirus closely related to Lassa virus, in its natural reservoir host Mastomys natalensis.

Borremans B, Vossen R, Becker-Ziaja B, Gryseels S, Hughes N, Van Gestel M, Van Houtte N, Günther S, Leirs H.

Sci Rep. 2015 May 29;5:10445. doi: 10.1038/srep10445.

22.

Correction: Whole Genome Comparisons Suggest Random Distribution of Mycobacterium ulcerans Genotypes in a Buruli Ulcer Endemic Region of Ghana.

Ablordey AS, Vandelannoote K, Frimpong IA, Ahortor EK, Amissah NA, Eddyani M, Durnez L, Portaels F, de Jong BC, Leirs H, Porter JL, Mangas KM, Lam MM, Buultjens A, Seemann T, Tobias NJ, Stinear TP.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 May 13;9(5):e0003798. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003798. eCollection 2015 May. No abstract available.

23.

Whole genome comparisons suggest random distribution of Mycobacterium ulcerans genotypes in a Buruli ulcer endemic region of Ghana.

Ablordey AS, Vandelannoote K, Frimpong IA, Ahortor EK, Amissah NA, Eddyani M, Durnez L, Portaels F, de Jong BC, Leirs H, Porter JL, Mangas KM, Lam MM, Buultjens A, Seemann T, Tobias NJ, Stinear TP.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Mar 31;9(3):e0003681. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003681. eCollection 2015 Mar. Erratum in: PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 May;9(5):e0003798.

24.

Gairo virus, a novel arenavirus of the widespread Mastomys natalensis: Genetically divergent, but ecologically similar to Lassa and Morogoro viruses.

Gryseels S, Rieger T, Oestereich L, Cuypers B, Borremans B, Makundi R, Leirs H, Günther S, Goüy de Bellocq J.

Virology. 2015 Feb;476:249-56. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2014.12.011. Epub 2015 Jan 2.

25.

Pan-African phylogeny of Mus (subgenus Nannomys) reveals one of the most successful mammal radiations in Africa.

Bryja J, Mikula O, Šumbera R, Meheretu Y, Aghová T, Lavrenchenko LA, Mazoch V, Oguge N, Mbau JS, Welegerima K, Amundala N, Colyn M, Leirs H, Verheyen E.

BMC Evol Biol. 2014 Dec 14;14:256. doi: 10.1186/s12862-014-0256-2.

26.

Puumala hantavirus infection alters the odour attractiveness of its reservoir host.

Hughes NK, Helsen S, Tersago K, Leirs H.

Oecologia. 2014 Dec;176(4):955-63. doi: 10.1007/s00442-014-3072-x. Epub 2014 Sep 11.

PMID:
25209840
27.

Investigating the role of free-living amoebae as a reservoir for Mycobacterium ulcerans.

Amissah NA, Gryseels S, Tobias NJ, Ravadgar B, Suzuki M, Vandelannoote K, Durnez L, Leirs H, Stinear TP, Portaels F, Ablordey A, Eddyani M.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Sep 4;8(9):e3148. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003148. eCollection 2014 Sep.

28.

Contribution of land use to rodent flea load distribution in the plague endemic area of Lushoto District, Tanzania.

Hieronimo P, Kihupi NI, Kimaro DN, Gulinck H, Mulungu LS, Msanya BM, Leirs H, Deckers JA.

Tanzan J Health Res. 2014 Jul;16(3):240-9.

PMID:
26867283
29.

Land use determinants of small mammal abundance and distribution in a plague endemic area of Lushoto District, Tanzania.

Hieronimo P, Kimaro DN, Kihupi NI, Gulinck H, Mulungu LS, Msanya BM, Leirs H, Deckers JA.

Tanzan J Health Res. 2014 Jul;16(3):219-28.

PMID:
26867281
30.

Integrating land cover and terrain characteristics to explain plague risks in Western Usambara Mountains, Tanzania: a geospatial approach.

Hieronimo P, Meliyo J, Gulinck H, Kimaro DN, Mulungu LS, Kihupi NI, Msanya BM, Leirs H, Deckers JA.

Tanzan J Health Res. 2014 Jul;16(3):207-18.

PMID:
26867280
31.

Vegetation habitats and small mammals in a plague endemic area in Western Usambara Mountains, Tanzania.

Ralaizafisoloarivony NA, Kimaro DN, Kihupi NI, Mulungu LS, Leirs H, Msanya BM, Deckers JA, Gulinck H.

Tanzan J Health Res. 2014 Jul;16(3):194-205.

PMID:
26867279
32.

Landform and surface attributes for prediction of rodent burrows in the Western Usambara Mountains, Tanzania.

Meliyo JL, Massawe BH, Msanya BM, Kimaro DN, Hieronimo P, Mulungu LS, Kihupi NI, Deckers JA, Gulinck H, Leirs H.

Tanzan J Health Res. 2014 Jul;16(3):182-93.

PMID:
26867278
33.

Small mammal distribution and diversity in a plague endemic area in West Usambara Mountains, Tanzania.

Ralaizafisoloarivony NA, Kimaro DN, Kihupi NI, Mulungu LS, Leirs H, Msanya BM, Deckers JA, Gulinck H.

Tanzan J Health Res. 2014 Jul;16(3):173-81.

PMID:
26867277
34.

Human activity spaces and plague risks in three contrasting landscapes in Lushoto District, Tanzania.

Hieronimo P, Gulinck H, Kimaro DN, Mulungu LS, Kihupi NI, Msanya BM, Leirs H, Deckers JA.

Tanzan J Health Res. 2014 Jul;16(3):150-60.

PMID:
26867275
35.

Plague epizootic cycles in Central Asia.

Reijniers J, Begon M, Ageyev VS, Leirs H.

Biol Lett. 2014 Jun;10(6). pii: 20140302. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0302.

36.

A novel method to reduce time investment when processing videos from camera trap studies.

Swinnen KR, Reijniers J, Breno M, Leirs H.

PLoS One. 2014 Jun 11;9(2):e98881. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098881. eCollection 2014.

37.

Optimizing denominator data estimation through a multimodel approach.

Bryssinckx W, Ducheyne E, Leirs H, Hendrickx G.

Geospat Health. 2014 May;8(2):573-82.

38.

Variable effects of host characteristics on species richness of flea infracommunities in rodents from three continents.

Kiffner C, Stanko M, Morand S, Khokhlova IS, Shenbrot GI, Laudisoit A, Leirs H, Hawlena H, Krasnov BR.

Parasitol Res. 2014 Aug;113(8):2777-88. doi: 10.1007/s00436-014-3937-2. Epub 2014 May 13.

PMID:
24820040
39.

Insertion sequence element single nucleotide polymorphism typing provides insights into the population structure and evolution of Mycobacterium ulcerans across Africa.

Vandelannoote K, Jordaens K, Bomans P, Leirs H, Durnez L, Affolabi D, Sopoh G, Aguiar J, Phanzu DM, Kibadi K, Eyangoh S, Manou LB, Phillips RO, Adjei O, Ablordey A, Rigouts L, Portaels F, Eddyani M, de Jong BC.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2014 Feb;80(3):1197-209. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02774-13. Epub 2013 Dec 2.

40.

Are the specialized bird ticks, Ixodes arboricola and I. frontalis, competent vectors for Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato?

Heylen D, Sprong H, van Oers K, Fonville M, Leirs H, Matthysen E.

Environ Microbiol. 2014 Apr;16(4):1081-9. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12332. Epub 2013 Dec 5.

PMID:
24237635
41.

Sex-biased parasitism is not universal: evidence from rodent-flea associations from three biomes.

Kiffner C, Stanko M, Morand S, Khokhlova IS, Shenbrot GI, Laudisoit A, Leirs H, Hawlena H, Krasnov BR.

Oecologia. 2013 Nov;173(3):1009-22. doi: 10.1007/s00442-013-2664-1. Epub 2013 May 1.

PMID:
23636459
42.

Trichuris spp. (Nematoda: Trichuridae) from two rodents, Mastomys natalensis and Gerbilliscus vicinus in Tanzania.

Ribas A, López S, Makundi RH, Leirs H, de Bellocq JG.

J Parasitol. 2013 Oct;99(5):868-75. doi: 10.1645/12-151.1. Epub 2013 Apr 5.

PMID:
23560615
43.

Bartonella prevalence and genetic diversity in small mammals from Ethiopia.

Meheretu Y, Leirs H, Welegerima K, Breno M, Tomas Z, Kidane D, Girmay K, de Bellocq JG.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2013 Mar;13(3):164-75. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2012.1004. Epub 2013 Feb 19.

PMID:
23421888
44.

Improving the accuracy of livestock distribution estimates through spatial interpolation.

Bryssinckx W, Ducheyne E, Muhwezi B, Godfrey S, Mintiens K, Leirs H, Hendrickx G.

Geospat Health. 2012 Nov;7(1):101-9.

PMID:
23242685
45.

High diversity of RNA viruses in rodents, Ethiopia.

Meheretu Y, Cížková D, Těšíková J, Welegerima K, Tomas Z, Kidane D, Girmay K, Schmidt-Chanasit J, Bryja J, Günther S, Bryjová A, Leirs H, Goüy de Bellocq J.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 Dec;18(12):2047-50. doi: 10.3201/eid1812.120596.

46.

Density thresholds for Mopeia virus invasion and persistence in its host Mastomys natalensis.

Goyens J, Reijniers J, Borremans B, Leirs H.

J Theor Biol. 2013 Jan 21;317:55-61. doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2012.09.039. Epub 2012 Oct 4.

PMID:
23041432
47.

Amoebae as potential environmental hosts for Mycobacterium ulcerans and other mycobacteria, but doubtful actors in Buruli ulcer epidemiology.

Gryseels S, Amissah D, Durnez L, Vandelannoote K, Leirs H, De Jonckheere J, Silva MT, Portaels F, Ablordey A, Eddyani M.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012;6(8):e1764. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001764. Epub 2012 Aug 7.

48.

Adaptability of large carnivores to changing anthropogenic food sources: diet change of spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) during Christian fasting period in northern Ethiopia.

Yirga G, De Iongh HH, Leirs H, Gebrihiwot K, Deckers J, Bauer H.

J Anim Ecol. 2012 Sep;81(5):1052-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2012.01977.x. Epub 2012 Apr 4. No abstract available.

PMID:
22486435
49.

A curve of thresholds governs plague epizootics in Central Asia.

Reijniers J, Davis S, Begon M, Heesterbeek JA, Ageyev VS, Leirs H.

Ecol Lett. 2012 Jun;15(6):554-60. doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01767.x. Epub 2012 Mar 26.

PMID:
22449078
50.

Impact of Puumala virus infection on maturation and survival in bank voles: a capture-mark-recapture analysis.

Tersago K, Crespin L, Verhagen R, Leirs H.

J Wildl Dis. 2012 Jan;48(1):148-56.

PMID:
22247383

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