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Genetic diversity and drug susceptibility profiles of Mycobacterium tuberculosis obtained from Saint Peter's TB specialized Hospital, Ethiopia.

Damena D, Tolosa S, Hailemariam M, Zewude A, Worku A, Mekonnen B, Mohammed T, Admasu A, Chimusa ER, Mihret A, Abebe T, Ameni G.

PLoS One. 2019 Jun 24;14(6):e0218545. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0218545. eCollection 2019.


Isolation and identification of Brucella melitensis using bacteriological and molecular tools from aborted goats in the Afar region of north-eastern Ethiopia.

Tekle M, Legesse M, Edao BM, Ameni G, Mamo G.

BMC Microbiol. 2019 May 24;19(1):108. doi: 10.1186/s12866-019-1474-y.


Prevalence of bovine tuberculosis and its associated risk factors in the emerging dairy belts of regional cities in Ethiopia.

Mekonnen GA, Conlan AJK, Berg S, Ayele BT, Alemu A, Guta S, Lakew M, Tadesse B, Gebre S, Wood JLN, Ameni G; ETHICOBOTS consortium.

Prev Vet Med. 2019 Jul 1;168:81-89. doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2019.04.010. Epub 2019 Apr 23.


Molecular detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis sensitivity to rifampicin and isoniazid in South Gondar Zone, northwest Ethiopia.

Alelign A, Zewude A, Mohammed T, Tolosa S, Ameni G, Petros B.

BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Apr 25;19(1):343. doi: 10.1186/s12879-019-3978-3.


Tuberculosis Caused by Mycobacterium bovis in a Sheep Flock Colocated with a Tuberculous Dairy Cattle Herd in Central Ethiopia.

Gelalcha BD, Zewude A, Ameni G.

J Vet Med. 2019 Mar 3;2019:8315137. doi: 10.1155/2019/8315137. eCollection 2019.


Antimicrobial resistance and genotypic profiles of Salmonella Saintpaul isolated along beef processing and distribution continuum.

Hiko A, Irsigler H, Bräutigam L, Ameni G, Fries R, Maximilian B.

Heliyon. 2018 Dec 21;4(12):e01025. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2018.e01025. eCollection 2018 Dec.


Brucellosis in the Addis Ababa dairy cattle: the myths and the realities.

Edao BM, Hailegebreal G, Berg S, Zewude A, Zeleke Y, Sori T, Almaw G, Whatmore AM, Ameni G, Wood JLN.

BMC Vet Res. 2018 Dec 14;14(1):396. doi: 10.1186/s12917-018-1709-4.


Spoligotype-based population structure of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the Jimma Zone, southwest Ethiopia.

Abebe G, Abdissa K, Abdella K, Tadesse M, Worku A, Ameni G.

Microbiologyopen. 2019 Jun;8(6):e00744. doi: 10.1002/mbo3.744. Epub 2018 Oct 15.


Phenotypic and genotypic drug sensitivity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolated from South Omo Zone, Southern Ethiopia.

Wondale B, Medhin G, Abebe G, Tolosa S, Mohammed T, Teklu T, Pieper R, Ameni G.

Infect Drug Resist. 2018 Sep 25;11:1581-1589. doi: 10.2147/IDR.S165088. eCollection 2018.


Prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis among students in three eastern Ethiopian universities.

Mekonnen A, Collins JM, Aseffa A, Ameni G, Petros B.

Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2018 Oct 1;22(10):1210-1215. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.18.0029.


Molecular epidemiology and drug resistance patterns of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolates from university students and the local community in Eastern Ethiopia.

Mekonnen A, Merker M, Collins JM, Addise D, Aseffa A, Petros B, Ameni G, Niemann S.

PLoS One. 2018 Sep 17;13(9):e0198054. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0198054. eCollection 2018.


S-Trap, an Ultrafast Sample-Preparation Approach for Shotgun Proteomics.

HaileMariam M, Eguez RV, Singh H, Bekele S, Ameni G, Pieper R, Yu Y.

J Proteome Res. 2018 Sep 7;17(9):2917-2924. doi: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.8b00505. Epub 2018 Aug 28.


Endometrial tuberculosis among patients undergoing endometrial biopsy at Tikur Anbesa specialized hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Abdissa S, Abebe T, Ameni G, Teklu S, Bekuretsion Y, Abebe M, Mihret A.

BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Jul 5;18(1):304. doi: 10.1186/s12879-018-3202-x.


Appraisal of interpretation criteria for the single intra-dermal comparative cervical tuberculin test for the diagnosis of tuberculosis in dromedary camels in Ethiopia.

Jibril Y, Mamo G, Issa A, Zewude A, Ameni G.

Trop Anim Health Prod. 2018 Oct;50(7):1665-1670. doi: 10.1007/s11250-018-1610-y. Epub 2018 May 2.


Genotyping and molecular detection of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis among tuberculosis lymphadenitis cases in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Zewdie O, Mihret A, Abebe T, Kebede A, Desta K, Worku A, Ameni G.

New Microbes New Infect. 2017 Oct 24;21:36-41. doi: 10.1016/j.nmni.2017.10.009. eCollection 2018 Jan.


Spoligotyping based genetic diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Ethiopia: a systematic review.

Tulu B, Ameni G.

BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 27;18(1):140. doi: 10.1186/s12879-018-3046-4. Review.


Survey of Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Anaplasma sp. 'Omatjenne' infection in cattle in Africa with special reference to Ethiopia.

Teshale S, Geysen D, Ameni G, Dorny P, Berkvens D.

Parasit Vectors. 2018 Mar 9;11(1):162. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-2633-y.


Latent tuberculosis infection and associated risk indicators in pastoral communities in southern Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study.

Teklu T, Legesse M, Medhin G, Zewude A, Chanyalew M, Zewdie M, Wondale B, Haile-Mariam M, Pieper R, Ameni G.

BMC Public Health. 2018 Feb 17;18(1):266. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5149-7.


Molecular epidemiology and drug sensitivity pattern of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains isolated from pulmonary tuberculosis patients in and around Ambo Town, Central Ethiopia.

Tilahun M, Ameni G, Desta K, Zewude A, Yamuah L, Abebe M, Aseffa A.

PLoS One. 2018 Feb 15;13(2):e0193083. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0193083. eCollection 2018.


Experimental infection of cattle with Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates shows the attenuation of the human tubercle bacillus for cattle.

Villarreal-Ramos B, Berg S, Whelan A, Holbert S, Carreras F, Salguero FJ, Khatri BL, Malone K, Rue-Albrecht K, Shaughnessy R, Smyth A, Ameni G, Aseffa A, Sarradin P, Winter N, Vordermeier M, Gordon SV.

Sci Rep. 2018 Jan 17;8(1):894. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-18575-5.


Potential Immunological Biomarkers for Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection in a Setting Where M. tuberculosis Is Endemic, Ethiopia.

Teklu T, Kwon K, Wondale B, HaileMariam M, Zewude A, Medhin G, Legesse M, Pieper R, Ameni G.

Infect Immun. 2018 Mar 22;86(4). pii: e00759-17. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00759-17. Print 2018 Apr.


Bovine tuberculosis in Ethiopia: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Sibhat B, Asmare K, Demissie K, Ayelet G, Mamo G, Ameni G.

Prev Vet Med. 2017 Nov 1;147:149-157. doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2017.09.006. Epub 2017 Sep 18. Review.


A retrospective study on tuberculosis treatment outcomes at Jinka General Hospital, southern Ethiopia.

Wondale B, Medihn G, Teklu T, Mersha W, Tamirat M, Ameni G.

BMC Res Notes. 2017 Dec 4;10(1):680. doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-3020-z.


Performance of MTBDRplus assay in detecting multidrug resistant tuberculosis at hospital level.

Kebede A, Demisse D, Assefa M, Getachew Z, Yenew B, Tedla Y, Ameni G.

BMC Res Notes. 2017 Dec 1;10(1):661. doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-2989-7.


Nontuberculosis mycobacteria are the major causes of tuberculosis like lesions in cattle slaughtered at Bahir Dar Abattoir, northwestern Ethiopia.

Nuru A, Zewude A, Mohammed T, Wondale B, Teshome L, Getahun M, Mamo G, Medhin G, Pieper R, Ameni G.

BMC Vet Res. 2017 Aug 15;13(1):237. doi: 10.1186/s12917-017-1168-3.


Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from the stool of HIV sero-positive individuals suspected of pulmonary tuberculosis.

Abaye GE, Abebe T, Worku A, Tolessa D, Ameni G, Mihret A.

PLoS One. 2017 May 19;12(5):e0177529. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0177529. eCollection 2017.


Mycobacterium tuberculosis in central Ethiopia: drug sensitivity patterns and association with genotype.

Bedewi Z, Mekonnen Y, Worku A, Medhin G, Zewde A, Yimer G, Pieper R, Ameni G.

New Microbes New Infect. 2017 Mar 3;17:69-74. doi: 10.1016/j.nmni.2017.02.003. eCollection 2017 May.


Molecular typing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolated from pulmonary tuberculosis patients in central Ethiopia.

Bedewi Z, Worku A, Mekonnen Y, Yimer G, Medhin G, Mamo G, Pieper R, Ameni G.

BMC Infect Dis. 2017 Mar 1;17(1):184. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2267-2.


Vaccination of calves with Mycobacterium bovis Bacillus Calmette-Guerin reduces the frequency and severity of lesions of bovine tuberculosis under a natural transmission setting in Ethiopia.

Ameni G, Tafess K, Zewde A, Eguale T, Tilahun M, Hailu T, Sirak A, Salguero FJ, Berg S, Aseffa A, Hewinson RG, Vordermeier HM.

Transbound Emerg Dis. 2018 Feb;65(1):96-104. doi: 10.1111/tbed.12618. Epub 2017 Feb 6.


Concentration of fine needle aspirates similar to molecular method improves sensitivity of the diagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Zewdie O, Abebe T, Mihret A, Hirpa E, Ameni G.

BMC Infect Dis. 2017 Jan 14;17(1):77. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2194-2.


Preliminary investigation of the transmission of tuberculosis between farmers and their cattle in smallholder farms in northwestern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study.

Nuru A, Mamo G, Zewude A, Mulat Y, Yitayew G, Admasu A, Medhin G, Pieper R, Ameni G.

BMC Res Notes. 2017 Jan 7;10(1):31. doi: 10.1186/s13104-016-2349-z.


Evaluation of the GenoType MTBDRplus assay for detection of rifampicin- and isoniazid-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates in central Ethiopia.

Bedewi Omer Z, Mekonnen Y, Worku A, Zewde A, Medhin G, Mohammed T, Pieper R, Ameni G.

Int J Mycobacteriol. 2016 Dec;5(4):475-481. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmyco.2016.06.005. Epub 2016 Jun 27.


Salmonella serovars along two beef chains in Ethiopia.

Hiko A, Irsigler H, Ameni G, Zessin KH, Fries R.

J Infect Dev Ctries. 2016 Nov 24;10(11):1168-1176. doi: 10.3855/jidc.6354.


Molecular typing of mycobacteria isolated from tuberculous lymphadenitis cases in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Zewdie O, Mihret A, Ameni G, Worku A, Gemechu T, Abebe T.

Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2016 Nov;20(11):1529-1534.


Treatment Outcome of Tuberculosis Patients under Directly Observed Treatment Short Course and Factors Affecting Outcome in Southern Ethiopia: A Five-Year Retrospective Study.

Gebrezgabiher G, Romha G, Ejeta E, Asebe G, Zemene E, Ameni G.

PLoS One. 2016 Feb 26;11(2):e0150560. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150560. eCollection 2016.


Population Genomics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Ethiopia Contradicts the Virgin Soil Hypothesis for Human Tuberculosis in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Comas I, Hailu E, Kiros T, Bekele S, Mekonnen W, Gumi B, Tschopp R, Ameni G, Hewinson RG, Robertson BD, Goig GA, Stucki D, Gagneux S, Aseffa A, Young D, Berg S.

Curr Biol. 2015 Dec 21;25(24):3260-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.10.061. Epub 2015 Dec 10.


Genetic Diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex Isolated from Tuberculosis Patients in Bahir Dar City and Its Surroundings, Northwest Ethiopia.

Nuru A, Mamo G, Worku A, Admasu A, Medhin G, Pieper R, Ameni G.

Biomed Res Int. 2015;2015:174732. doi: 10.1155/2015/174732. Epub 2015 Sep 28.


Molecular typing and drug sensitivity testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated by a community-based survey in Ethiopia.

Getahun M, Ameni G, Kebede A, Yaregal Z, Hailu E, Medihn G, Demssie D, Girmachew F, Fiseha Y, Meaza A, Dirse N, Agonafir M, Dana F, Tsegaye F, Alebachew Z, Abebe A, Kebede A, Lemma E.

BMC Public Health. 2015 Aug 6;15:751. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2105-7.


Admixture mapping of tuberculosis and pigmentation-related traits in an African-European hybrid cattle population.

Kassahun Y, Mattiangeli V, Ameni G, Hailu E, Aseffa A, Young DB, Hewinson RG, Vordermeier HM, Bradley DG.

Front Genet. 2015 Jun 15;6:210. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2015.00210. eCollection 2015.


Microbiological load and zoonotic agents in beef mortadella from Addis Ababa city supermarkets.

Hiko A, Ameni G, Langkabel N, Fries R.

J Food Prot. 2015 May;78(5):1043-5. doi: 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-14-395.


Investigation of the high rates of extrapulmonary tuberculosis in Ethiopia reveals no single driving factor and minimal evidence for zoonotic transmission of Mycobacterium bovis infection.

Berg S, Schelling E, Hailu E, Firdessa R, Gumi B, Erenso G, Gadisa E, Mengistu A, Habtamu M, Hussein J, Kiros T, Bekele S, Mekonnen W, Derese Y, Zinsstag J, Ameni G, Gagneux S, Robertson BD, Tschopp R, Hewinson G, Yamuah L, Gordon SV, Aseffa A.

BMC Infect Dis. 2015 Mar 3;15:112. doi: 10.1186/s12879-015-0846-7.


Improved molecular detection of Ehrlichia and Anaplasma species applied to Amblyomma ticks collected from cattle and sheep in Ethiopia.

Teshale S, Geysen D, Ameni G, Asfaw Y, Berkvens D.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2015 Feb;6(1):1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2014.04.023. Epub 2014 Oct 28.


Isoniazid and rifampicin resistance mutations and their effect on second-line anti-tuberculosis treatment.

Abate D, Tedla Y, Meressa D, Ameni G.

Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2014 Aug;18(8):946-51. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.13.0926.


Research capacity. Enabling the genomic revolution in Africa.

H3Africa Consortium, Rotimi C, Abayomi A, Abimiku A, Adabayeri VM, Adebamowo C, Adebiyi E, Ademola AD, Adeyemo A, Adu D, Affolabi D, Agongo G, Ajayi S, Akarolo-Anthony S, Akinyemi R, Akpalu A, Alberts M, Alonso Betancourt O, Alzohairy AM, Ameni G, Amodu O, Anabwani G, Andersen K, Arogundade F, Arulogun O, Asogun D, Bakare R, Balde N, Baniecki ML, Beiswanger C, Benkahla A, Bethke L, Boehnke M, Boima V, Brandful J, Brooks AI, Brosius FC, Brown C, Bucheton B, Burke DT, Burnett BG, Carrington-Lawrence S, Carstens N, Chisi J, Christoffels A, Cooper R, Cordell H, Crowther N, Croxton T, de Vries J, Derr L, Donkor P, Doumbia S, Duncanson A, Ekem I, El Sayed A, Engel ME, Enyaru JC, Everett D, Fadlelmola FM, Fakunle E, Fischbeck KH, Fischer A, Folarin O, Gamieldien J, Garry RF, Gaseitsiwe S, Gbadegesin R, Ghansah A, Giovanni M, Goesbeck P, Gomez-Olive FX, Grant DS, Grewal R, Guyer M, Hanchard NA, Happi CT, Hazelhurst S, Hennig BJ, Hertz- C, Fowler, Hide W, Hilderbrandt F, Hugo-Hamman C, Ibrahim ME, James R, Jaufeerally-Fakim Y, Jenkins C, Jentsch U, Jiang PP, Joloba M, Jongeneel V, Joubert F, Kader M, Kahn K, Kaleebu P, Kapiga SH, Kassim SK, Kasvosve I, Kayondo J, Keavney B, Kekitiinwa A, Khan SH, Kimmel P, King MC, Kleta R, Koffi M, Kopp J, Kretzler M, Kumuthini J, Kyobe S, Kyobutungi C, Lackland DT, Lacourciere KA, Landouré G, Lawlor R, Lehner T, Lesosky M, Levitt N, Littler K, Lombard Z, Loring JF, Lyantagaye S, Macleod A, Madden EB, Mahomva CR, Makani J, Mamven M, Marape M, Mardon G, Marshall P, Martin DP, Masiga D, Mason R, Mate-Kole M, Matovu E, Mayige M, Mayosi BM, Mbanya JC, McCurdy SA, McCarthy MI, McIlleron H, Mc'Ligeyo SO, Merle C, Mocumbi AO, Mondo C, Moran JV, Motala A, Moxey-Mims M, Mpoloka WS, Msefula CL, Mthiyane T, Mulder N, Mulugeta Gh, Mumba D, Musuku J, Nagdee M, Nash O, Ndiaye D, Nguyen AQ, Nicol M, Nkomazana O, Norris S, Nsangi B, Nyarko A, Nyirenda M, Obe E, Obiakor R, Oduro A, Ofori-Acquah SF, Ogah O, Ogendo S, Ohene-Frempong K, Ojo A, Olanrewaju T, Oli J, Osafo C, Ouwe Missi Oukem-Boyer O, Ovbiagele B, Owen A, Owolabi MO, Owolabi L, Owusu-Dabo E, Pare G, Parekh R, Patterton HG, Penno MB, Peterson J, Pieper R, Plange-Rhule J, Pollak M, Puzak J, Ramesar RS, Ramsay M, Rasooly R, Reddy S, Sabeti PC, Sagoe K, Salako T, Samassékou O, Sandhu MS, Sankoh O, Sarfo FS, Sarr M, Shaboodien G, Sidibe I, Simo G, Simuunza M, Smeeth L, Sobngwi E, Soodyall H, Sorgho H, Sow Bah O, Srinivasan S, Stein DJ, Susser ES, Swanepoel C, Tangwa G, Tareila A, Tastan Bishop O, Tayo B, Tiffin N, Tinto H, Tobin E, Tollman SM, Traoré M, Treadwell MJ, Troyer J, Tsimako-Johnstone M, Tukei V, Ulasi I, Ulenga N, van Rooyen B, Wachinou AP, Waddy SP, Wade A, Wayengera M, Whitworth J, Wideroff L, Winkler CA, Winnicki S, Wonkam A, Yewondwos M, sen T, Yozwiak N, Zar H.

Science. 2014 Jun 20;344(6190):1346-8. doi: 10.1126/science.1251546. No abstract available.


Microscopic examination and smear negative pulmonary tuberculosis in Ethiopia.

Keflie TS, Ameni G.

Pan Afr Med J. 2014 Oct 16;19:162. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2014.19.162.3658. eCollection 2014.


In vitro anti-mycobacterial activity of selected medicinal plants against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis strains.

Gemechu A, Giday M, Worku A, Ameni G.

BMC Complement Altern Med. 2013 Oct 29;13:291. doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-13-291.


Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis between farmers and cattle in central Ethiopia.

Ameni G, Tadesse K, Hailu E, Deresse Y, Medhin G, Aseffa A, Hewinson G, Vordermeier M, Berg S.

PLoS One. 2013 Oct 10;8(10):e76891. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076891. eCollection 2013.


Determinants of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in patients who underwent first-line treatment in Addis Ababa: a case control study.

Hirpa S, Medhin G, Girma B, Melese M, Mekonen A, Suarez P, Ameni G.

BMC Public Health. 2013 Aug 28;13:782. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-782.

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