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Community-Based Surveillance in Côte d'Ivoire.

Clara A, Ndiaye SM, Joseph B, Nzogu MA, Coulibaly D, Alroy KA, Gourmanon DC, Diarrassouba M, Toure-Adechoubou R, Houngbedji KA, Attiey HB, Balajee SA.

Health Secur. 2020 Jan;18(S1):S23-S33. doi: 10.1089/hs.2019.0062.


Strengthening laboratory capacity for detection of respiratory viral pathogens through the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) framework.

Whitaker B, Alroy KA, Guthrie E, Schildecker S, Hiers S, Woodard J, Balajee SA.

Afr J Lab Med. 2019 Jul 18;8(1):861. doi: 10.4102/ajlm.v8i1.861. eCollection 2019.


Strengthening laboratory surveillance of viral pathogens: Experiences and lessons learned building next-generation sequencing capacity in Ghana.

Marine RL, Ntim NAA, Castro CJ, Attiku KO, Pratt D, Duker E, Agbosu E, Ng TFF, Gatei W, Obodai E, Odoom JK, Walker CL, Rota PA, Oberste MS, Ampofo WK, Balajee SA.

Int J Infect Dis. 2019 Apr;81:231-234. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2019.02.008. Epub 2019 Feb 15.


Comparison of FTD® respiratory pathogens 33 and a singleplex CDC assay for the detection of respiratory viruses: A study from Cameroon.

Kenmoe S, Tcharnenwa C, Monamele GC, Kengne CN, Ripa MN, Whitaker B, Alroy KA, Balajee SA, Njouom R.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2019 Jul;94(3):236-242. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2019.01.007. Epub 2019 Jan 16.


Factors Influencing Community Event-based Surveillance: Lessons Learned from Pilot Implementation in Vietnam.

Clara A, Dao ATP, Do TT, Tran PD, Tran QD, Ngu ND, Ngo TH, Phan HC, Nguyen TTP, Bernadotte-Schmidt C, Nguyen HT, Alroy KA, Balajee SA, Mounts AW.

Health Secur. 2018 Fall;16(S1):S66-S75. doi: 10.1089/hs.2018.0066.


Event-Based Surveillance at Community and Healthcare Facilities, Vietnam, 2016-2017.

Clara A, Do TT, Dao ATP, Tran PD, Dang TQ, Tran QD, Ngu ND, Ngo TH, Phan HC, Nguyen TTP, Lai AT, Nguyen DT, Nguyen MK, Nguyen HTM, Becknell S, Bernadotte C, Nguyen HT, Nguyen QC, Mounts AW, Balajee SA.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Sep;24(9):1649-1658. doi: 10.3201/eid2409.171851.


Zika preparedness and response in Viet Nam.

Nguyen DT, Do HT, Le HX, Le NT, Vien MQ, Nguyen TB, Phan LT, Nguyen TV, Luong QC, Phan HC, Diep HT, Pham QD, Nguyen TV, Huynh LK, Nguyen DC, Pham HT, Ly KK, Tran HN, Tran PD, Dang TQ, Pham H, Vu LN, Mounts A, Balajee SA, Nolen LD.

Western Pac Surveill Response J. 2018 Jun 14;9(2):1-3. doi: 10.5365/wpsar.2018.9.1.002. eCollection 2018 Apr-Jun.


Expanding severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) surveillance beyond influenza: The process and data from 1 year of implementation in Vietnam.

Alroy KA, Do TT, Tran PD, Dang TQ, Vu LN, Le NTH, Dang AD, Ngu ND, Ngo TH, Hoang PVM, Phan LT, Nguyen TV, Nguyen LT, Nguyen TV, Vien MQ, Le HX, Dao AT, Nguyen TB, Pham DT, Nguyen VTT, Pham TN, Phan BH, Whitaker B, Do TTT, Dao PA, Balajee SA, Mounts AW.

Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2018 Sep;12(5):632-642. doi: 10.1111/irv.12571. Epub 2018 Jun 10.


Assessment of National Public Health and Reference Laboratory, Accra, Ghana, within Framework of Global Health Security.

Ogee-Nwankwo A, Opare D, Boateng G, Nyaku M, Haynes LM, Balajee SA, Conklin L, Icenogle JP, Rota PA, Waku-Kouomou D.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Dec;23(13). doi: 10.3201/eid2313.170372.


Sustainable Model for Public Health Emergency Operations Centers for Global Settings.

Balajee SA, Pasi OG, Etoundi AGM, Rzeszotarski P, Do TT, Hennessee I, Merali S, Alroy KA, Phu TD, Mounts AW.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Oct;23(13). doi: 10.3201/eid2313.170435.


Global Health Security: Building Capacities for Early Event Detection, Epidemiologic Workforce, and Laboratory Response.

Balajee SA, Arthur R, Mounts AW.

Health Secur. 2016 Nov/Dec;14(6):424-432. Epub 2016 Nov 29.


Detection of mucormycetes and other pathogenic fungi in formalin fixed paraffin embedded and fresh tissues using the extended region of 28S rDNA.

Gade L, Hurst S, Balajee SA, Lockhart SR, Litvintseva AP.

Med Mycol. 2017 Jun 1;55(4):385-395. doi: 10.1093/mmy/myw083.


Specimen Referral Network to Rapidly Scale-Up CD4 Testing: The Hub and Spoke Model for Haiti.

Louis FJ, Osborne AJ, Elias VJ, Buteau J, Boncy J, Elong A, Dismer A, Sasi V, Domercant JW, Lauture D, Balajee SA, Marston BJ.

J AIDS Clin Res. 2015;6(8). pii: 1000488. Epub 2015 Jun 26.


Rotavirus group A genotypes detected through diarrheal disease surveillance in Haiti, 2012.

Esona MD, Buteau J, Lucien MA, Joseph GA, Leshem E, Boncy J, Katz MA, Bowen MD, Balajee SA.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Jul;93(1):54-6. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0403. Epub 2015 May 11.


Mucormycosis outbreak associated with hospital linens.

Duffy J, Harris J, Gade L, Sehulster L, Newhouse E, O'Connell H, Noble-Wang J, Rao C, Balajee SA, Chiller T.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 May;33(5):472-6. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000261.


Development of a loop-mediated isothermal amplification method for detection of Histoplasma capsulatum DNA in clinical samples.

Scheel CM, Zhou Y, Theodoro RC, Abrams B, Balajee SA, Litvintseva AP.

J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Feb;52(2):483-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02739-13. Epub 2013 Nov 27.


Evaluation of an external quality assessment program for HIV testing in Haiti, 2006-2011.

Louis FJ, Anselme R, Ndongmo C, Buteau J, Boncy J, Dahourou G, Vertefeuille J, Marston B, Balajee SA.

Am J Clin Pathol. 2013 Dec;140(6):867-71. doi: 10.1309/AJCPYWX49IZSQKFS.


Laboratory-confirmed cholera and rotavirus among patients with acute diarrhea in four hospitals in Haiti, 2012-2013.

Steenland MW, Joseph GA, Lucien MAB, Freeman N, Hast M, Nygren BL, Leshem E, Juin S, Parsons MB, Talkington DF, Mintz ED, Vertefeuille J, Balajee SA, Boncy J, Katz MA.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Oct;89(4):641-646. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.13-0307.


Performance and utility of a rapid diagnostic test for cholera: notes from Haiti.

Boncy J, Rossignol E, Dahourou G, Hast M, Buteau J, Stanislas M, Moffett D, Bopp C, Balajee SA.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2013 Aug;76(4):521-3. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2013.03.010.


Trichosporon asahii among intensive care unit patients at a medical center in Jamaica.

Fanfair RN, Heslop O, Etienne K, Rainford L, Roy M, Gade L, Peterson J, O'Connell H, Noble-Wang J, Balajee SA, Brandt ME, Lindo JF, Park BJ.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Jun;34(6):638-41. doi: 10.1086/670633. Epub 2013 Apr 22.


Discovery of a sexual cycle in Aspergillus lentulus, a close relative of A. fumigatus.

Swilaiman SS, O'Gorman CM, Balajee SA, Dyer PS.

Eukaryot Cell. 2013 Jul;12(7):962-9. doi: 10.1128/EC.00040-13. Epub 2013 May 6.


Aflatoxin contamination in food commodities in Bangladesh.

Roy M, Harris J, Afreen S, Deak E, Gade L, Balajee SA, Park B, Chiller T, Luby S.

Food Addit Contam Part B Surveill. 2013;6(1):17-23. doi: 10.1080/19393210.2012.720617. Epub 2012 Sep 18.


Molecular analyses of Fusarium isolates recovered from a cluster of invasive mold infections in a Brazilian hospital.

Scheel CM, Hurst SF, Barreiros G, Akiti T, Nucci M, Balajee SA.

BMC Infect Dis. 2013 Jan 30;13:49. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-13-49.


Pseudo-outbreak of Lecanicillium and Acremonium species in orthopedic surgery patients.

Neal CO, Deak E, Chang LS, Gilmartin H, Gade L, Imanishi M, Price C, Brandt ME, Chiller T, Balajee SA.

J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Dec;50(12):4103-6. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01393-12. Epub 2012 Sep 26.


Whole genome sequence analysis of Cryptococcus gattii from the Pacific Northwest reveals unexpected diversity.

Gillece JD, Schupp JM, Balajee SA, Harris J, Pearson T, Yan Y, Keim P, DeBess E, Marsden-Haug N, Wohrle R, Engelthaler DM, Lockhart SR.

PLoS One. 2011;6(12):e28550. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0028550. Epub 2011 Dec 7.


Global population structure of Aspergillus terreus inferred by ISSR typing reveals geographical subclustering.

Neal CO, Richardson AO, Hurst SF, Tortorano AM, Viviani MA, Stevens DA, Balajee SA.

BMC Microbiol. 2011 Sep 16;11:203. doi: 10.1186/1471-2180-11-203.


A cluster of mucormycosis infections in hematology patients: challenges in investigation and control of invasive mold infections in high-risk patient populations.

Llata E, Blossom DB, Khoury HJ, Rao CY, Wannemuehler KA, Noble-Wang J, Langston AA, Ribner BS, Lyon GM, Arnold KE, Jackson DR, Brandt ME, Chiller TM, Balajee SA, Srinivasan A, Magill SS.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2011 Sep;71(1):72-80. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2010.12.022.


Investigation of a cluster of cutaneous aspergillosis in a neonatal intensive care unit.

Etienne KA, Subudhi CP, Chadwick PR, Settle P, Moise J, Magill SS, Chiller T, Balajee SA.

J Hosp Infect. 2011 Dec;79(4):344-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2011.06.012. Epub 2011 Aug 12.


Evaluation of a newly developed lateral flow immunoassay for the diagnosis of cryptococcosis.

Lindsley MD, Mekha N, Baggett HC, Surinthong Y, Autthateinchai R, Sawatwong P, Harris JR, Park BJ, Chiller T, Balajee SA, Poonwan N.

Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Aug;53(4):321-5. doi: 10.1093/cid/cir379.


Molecular sub-typing suggests that the environment of rehabilitation centers may be a potential source of Aspergillus fumigatus infecting rehabilitating seabirds.

Burco JD, Etienne KA, Massey JG, Ziccardi MH, Balajee SA.

Med Mycol. 2012 Jan;50(1):91-8. doi: 10.3109/13693786.2011.592860. Epub 2011 Jul 14.


Azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus isolates from the ARTEMIS global surveillance study is primarily due to the TR/L98H mutation in the cyp51A gene.

Lockhart SR, Frade JP, Etienne KA, Pfaller MA, Diekema DJ, Balajee SA.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2011 Sep;55(9):4465-8. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00185-11. Epub 2011 Jun 20.


Next-generation sequencing of Coccidioides immitis isolated during cluster investigation.

Engelthaler DM, Chiller T, Schupp JA, Colvin J, Beckstrom-Sternberg SM, Driebe EM, Moses T, Tembe W, Sinari S, Beckstrom-Sternberg JS, Christoforides A, Pearson JV, Carpten J, Keim P, Peterson A, Terashita D, Balajee SA.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Feb;17(2):227-32. doi: 10.3201/eid1702.100620.


Fatal Apophysomyces elegans infection transmitted by deceased donor renal allografts.

Alexander BD, Schell WA, Siston AM, Rao CY, Bower WA, Balajee SA, Howell DN, Moore ZS, Noble-Wang J, Rhyne JA, Fleischauer AT, Maillard JM, Kuehnert M, Vikraman D, Collins BH, Marroquin CE, Park BJ.

Am J Transplant. 2010 Sep;10(9):2161-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2010.03216.x. Epub 2010 Aug 25.


Internet-accessible DNA sequence database for identifying fusaria from human and animal infections.

O'Donnell K, Sutton DA, Rinaldi MG, Sarver BA, Balajee SA, Schroers HJ, Summerbell RC, Robert VA, Crous PW, Zhang N, Aoki T, Jung K, Park J, Lee YH, Kang S, Park B, Geiser DM.

J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Oct;48(10):3708-18. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00989-10. Epub 2010 Aug 4.


Utility of a Luminex-based assay for multiplexed, rapid species identification of Candida isolates from an ongoing candidemia surveillance.

Deak E, Etienne KA, Lockhart SR, Gade L, Chiller T, Balajee SA.

Can J Microbiol. 2010 Apr;56(4):348-51. doi: 10.1139/w10-003.


Aspergillus terreus accessory conidia are unique in surface architecture, cell wall composition and germination kinetics.

Deak E, Wilson SD, White E, Carr JH, Balajee SA.

PLoS One. 2009 Oct 30;4(10):e7673. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007673.


Screening of a large global Aspergillus fumigatus species complex collection by using a species-specific microsphere-based Luminex assay.

Etienne KA, Gade L, Lockhart SR, Diekema DJ, Messer SA, Pfaller MA, Balajee SA.

J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Dec;47(12):4171-2. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01415-09. Epub 2009 Sep 30.


Patterns of susceptibility of Aspergillus isolates recovered from patients enrolled in the Transplant-Associated Infection Surveillance Network.

Baddley JW, Marr KA, Andes DR, Walsh TJ, Kauffman CA, Kontoyiannis DP, Ito JI, Balajee SA, Pappas PG, Moser SA.

J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Oct;47(10):3271-5. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00854-09. Epub 2009 Aug 19.


Molecular identification of Aspergillus species collected for the Transplant-Associated Infection Surveillance Network.

Balajee SA, Kano R, Baddley JW, Moser SA, Marr KA, Alexander BD, Andes D, Kontoyiannis DP, Perrone G, Peterson S, Brandt ME, Pappas PG, Chiller T.

J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Oct;47(10):3138-41. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01070-09. Epub 2009 Aug 12.


Atypical Aspergillus flavus isolates associated with chronic azole therapy.

Brandt ME, Gade L, McCloskey CB, Balajee SA.

J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Oct;47(10):3372-5. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00671-09. Epub 2009 Aug 5.


Aspergillus section Fumigati typing by PCR-restriction fragment polymorphism.

Staab JF, Balajee SA, Marr KA.

J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Jul;47(7):2079-83. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00551-09. Epub 2009 Apr 29.


Aspergillus alabamensis, a new clinically relevant species in the section Terrei.

Balajee SA, Baddley JW, Peterson SW, Nickle D, Varga J, Boey A, Lass-Flörl C, Frisvad JC, Samson RA; ISHAM Working Group on A. terreus.

Eukaryot Cell. 2009 May;8(5):713-22. doi: 10.1128/EC.00272-08. Epub 2009 Mar 20.


Utility of CSP typing to sub-type clinical Aspergillus fumigatus isolates and proposal for a new CSP type nomenclature.

Klaassen CH, de Valk HA, Balajee SA, Meis JF.

J Microbiol Methods. 2009 Jun;77(3):292-6. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2009.03.004. Epub 2009 Mar 18.


Aspergillus terreus complex.

Balajee SA.

Med Mycol. 2009;47 Suppl 1:S42-6. doi: 10.1080/13693780802562092. Epub 2009 Mar 17. Review.


Interlaboratory reproducibility of a single-locus sequence-based method for strain typing of Aspergillus fumigatus.

Hurst SF, Kidd SE, Morrissey CO, Snelders E, Melchers WJ, Castelli MV, Mellado E, Simmon K, Petti CA, Richardson S, Zhang S, Romanelli AM, Wickes BL, de Valk HA, Klaassen CH, Balajee SA.

J Clin Microbiol. 2009 May;47(5):1562-4. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00124-09. Epub 2009 Mar 4.


Development and validation of a microsphere-based Luminex assay for rapid identification of clinically relevant aspergilli.

Etienne KA, Kano R, Balajee SA.

J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Apr;47(4):1096-100. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01899-08. Epub 2009 Feb 25.


Interlaboratory reproducibility of a microsatellite-based typing assay for Aspergillus fumigatus through the use of allelic ladders: proof of concept.

de Valk HA, Meis JF, Bretagne S, Costa JM, Lasker BA, Balajee SA, Pasqualotto AC, Anderson MJ, Alcázar-Fuoli L, Mellado E, Klaassen CH.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2009 Feb;15(2):180-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2008.02656.x. Epub 2009 Jan 10.


Sequence-based identification of Aspergillus, fusarium, and mucorales species in the clinical mycology laboratory: where are we and where should we go from here?

Balajee SA, Borman AM, Brandt ME, Cano J, Cuenca-Estrella M, Dannaoui E, Guarro J, Haase G, Kibbler CC, Meyer W, O'Donnell K, Petti CA, Rodriguez-Tudela JL, Sutton D, Velegraki A, Wickes BL.

J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Apr;47(4):877-84. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01685-08. Epub 2008 Dec 10. Review. No abstract available.


Isolation of Aspergillus udagawae from a fatal case of feline orbital aspergillosis.

Kano R, Itamoto K, Okuda M, Inokuma H, Hasegawa A, Balajee SA.

Mycoses. 2008 Jul;51(4):360-1. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0507.2008.01493.x.


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