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The COUNTDOWN Study Protocol for Expansion of Mass Drug Administration Strategies against Schistosomiasis and Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis in Ghana.

Campbell SJ, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Stothard R, Koukounari A, Cunningham L, Armoo SK, Biritwum NK, Gyapong M, MacPherson E, Theobald S, Woode ME, Khan J, Niessen L, Adams ER.

Trop Med Infect Dis. 2018 Jan 22;3(1). pii: E10. doi: 10.3390/tropicalmed3010010.


Elimination within reach: A cross-sectional study highlighting the factors that contribute to persistent lymphatic filariasis in eight communities in rural Ghana.

Minetti C, Tettevi EJ, Mechan F, Prada JM, Idun B, Biritwum NK, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Reimer LJ.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 Jan 4;13(1):e0006994. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006994. eCollection 2019 Jan.


Genome-wide analysis of ivermectin response by Onchocerca volvulus reveals that genetic drift and soft selective sweeps contribute to loss of drug sensitivity.

Doyle SR, Bourguinat C, Nana-Djeunga HC, Kengne-Ouafo JA, Pion SDS, Bopda J, Kamgno J, Wanji S, Che H, Kuesel AC, Walker M, Basáñez MG, Boakye DA, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Boussinesq M, Prichard RK, Grant WN.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Jul 26;11(7):e0005816. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005816. eCollection 2017 Jul.


Significant heterogeneity in Wolbachia copy number within and between populations of Onchocerca volvulus.

Armoo S, Doyle SR, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Grant WN.

Parasit Vectors. 2017 Apr 18;10(1):188. doi: 10.1186/s13071-017-2126-4.


Towards interruption of schistosomiasis transmission in sub-Saharan Africa: developing an appropriate environmental surveillance framework to guide and to support 'end game' interventions.

Stothard JR, Campbell SJ, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Durant T, Stanton MC, Biritwum NK, Rollinson D, Ombede DR, Tchuem-Tchuenté LA.

Infect Dis Poverty. 2017 Jan 14;6(1):10. doi: 10.1186/s40249-016-0215-9. Review.


Onchocerciasis transmission in Ghana: the human blood index of sibling species of the Simulium damnosum complex.

Lamberton PH, Cheke RA, Walker M, Winskill P, Crainey JL, Boakye DA, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Tirados I, Wilson MD, Tetteh-Kumah A, Otoo S, Post RJ, Basañez MG.

Parasit Vectors. 2016 Aug 5;9(1):432. doi: 10.1186/s13071-016-1703-2.


Comparison of a new visual isothermal nucleic acid amplification test with PCR and skin snip analysis for diagnosis of onchocerciasis in humans.

Alhassan A, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Kyeremeh KF, Poole CB, Li Z, Tettevi E, Tanner NA, Carlow CK.

Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2016 Nov - Dec;210(1-2):10-12. doi: 10.1016/j.molbiopara.2016.07.006. Epub 2016 Jul 26.


Onchocerciasis transmission in Ghana: persistence under different control strategies and the role of the simuliid vectors.

Lamberton PH, Cheke RA, Winskill P, Tirados I, Walker M, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Biritwum NK, Tetteh-Kumah A, Boakye DA, Wilson MD, Post RJ, Basañez MG.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Apr 21;9(4):e0003688. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003688. eCollection 2015 Apr.


Potential effects of warmer worms and vectors on onchocerciasis transmission in West Africa.

Cheke RA, Basáñez MG, Perry M, White MT, Garms R, Obuobie E, Lamberton PH, Young S, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Intsiful J, Shen M, Boakye DA, Wilson MD.

Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2015 Apr 5;370(1665). pii: 20130559. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2013.0559.


Onchocerciasis transmission in Ghana: biting and parous rates of host-seeking sibling species of the Simulium damnosum complex.

Lamberton PH, Cheke RA, Walker M, Winskill P, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Tirados I, Tetteh-Kumah A, Boakye DA, Wilson MD, Post RJ, Basáñez MG.

Parasit Vectors. 2014 Nov 21;7:511. doi: 10.1186/s13071-014-0511-9.


A simple isothermal DNA amplification method to screen black flies for Onchocerca volvulus infection.

Alhassan A, Makepeace BL, LaCourse EJ, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Carlow CK.

PLoS One. 2014 Oct 9;9(10):e108927. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0108927. eCollection 2014. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2015;10(2):e0118323.


Reaching the london declaration on neglected tropical diseases goals for onchocerciasis: an economic evaluation of increasing the frequency of ivermectin treatment in Africa.

Turner HC, Walker M, Churcher TS, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Biritwum NK, Hopkins A, Prichard RK, Basáñez MG.

Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Oct;59(7):923-32. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu467. Epub 2014 Jun 18.


The cost of annual versus biannual community-directed treatment of onchocerciasis with ivermectin: Ghana as a case study.

Turner HC, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Walker M, Tettevi EJ, Churcher TS, Asiedu O, Biritwum NK, Basáñez MG.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013 Sep 19;7(9):e2452. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002452. eCollection 2013.


Stability and change in the distribution of cytospecies of the Simulium damnosum complex (Diptera: Simuliidae) in southern Ghana from 1971 to 2011.

Post RJ, Cheke RA, Boakye DA, Wilson MD, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Tetteh-Kumah A, Lamberton PH, Crainey JL, Yaméogo L, Basáñez MG.

Parasit Vectors. 2013 Jul 13;6:205. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-6-205.


Uncertainty surrounding projections of the long-term impact of ivermectin treatment on human onchocerciasis.

Turner HC, Churcher TS, Walker M, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Prichard RK, Basáñez MG.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013 Apr 25;7(4):e2169. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002169. Print 2013.


Genotypic analysis of β-tubulin in Onchocerca volvulus from communities and individuals showing poor parasitological response to ivermectin treatment.

Osei-Atweneboana MY, Boakye DA, Awadzi K, Gyapong JO, Prichard RK.

Int J Parasitol Drugs Drug Resist. 2012 Feb 12;2:20-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpddr.2012.01.005. eCollection 2012 Dec.


A research agenda for helminth diseases of humans: health research and capacity building in disease-endemic countries for helminthiases control.

Osei-Atweneboana MY, Lustigman S, Prichard RK, Boatin BA, Basáñez MG.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012;6(4):e1602. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001602. Epub 2012 Apr 24. Review.


A research agenda for helminth diseases of humans: towards control and elimination.

Boatin BA, Basáñez MG, Prichard RK, Awadzi K, Barakat RM, García HH, Gazzinelli A, Grant WN, McCarthy JS, N'Goran EK, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Sripa B, Yang GJ, Lustigman S.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012;6(4):e1547. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001547. Epub 2012 Apr 24. Review.


A research agenda for helminth diseases of humans: basic research and enabling technologies to support control and elimination of helminthiases.

Lustigman S, Geldhof P, Grant WN, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Sripa B, Basáñez MG.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012;6(4):e1445. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001445. Epub 2012 Apr 24. Review.


Phenotypic evidence of emerging ivermectin resistance in Onchocerca volvulus.

Osei-Atweneboana MY, Awadzi K, Attah SK, Boakye DA, Gyapong JO, Prichard RK.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 Mar 29;5(3):e998. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000998.


Identifying sub-optimal responses to ivermectin in the treatment of River Blindness.

Churcher TS, Pion SD, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Prichard RK, Awadzi K, Boussinesq M, Collins RC, Whitworth JA, Basáñez MG.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Sep 29;106(39):16716-21. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0906176106. Epub 2009 Sep 17.


Prevalence and intensity of Onchocerca volvulus infection and efficacy of ivermectin in endemic communities in Ghana: a two-phase epidemiological study.

Osei-Atweneboana MY, Eng JK, Boakye DA, Gyapong JO, Prichard RK.

Lancet. 2007 Jun 16;369(9578):2021-2029. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(07)60942-8.


Ivermectin selection on beta-tubulin: evidence in Onchocerca volvulus and Haemonchus contortus.

Eng JK, Blackhall WJ, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Bourguinat C, Galazzo D, Beech RN, Unnasch TR, Awadzi K, Lubega GW, Prichard RK.

Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2006 Dec;150(2):229-35. Epub 2006 Sep 8.


Field and laboratory studies on water conditions affecting the potency of VectoBac (Bacillus thuringiensis serotype H-14) against larvae of the blackfly, Simulium damnosum.

Wilson MD, Akpabey FJ, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Boakye DA, Ocran M, Kurtak DC, Cheke RA, Mensah GE, Birkhold D, Cibulsky R.

Med Vet Entomol. 2005 Dec;19(4):404-12.


An investigation of persistent microfilaridermias despite multiple treatments with ivermectin, in two onchocerciasis-endemic foci in Ghana.

Awadzi K, Boakye DA, Edwards G, Opoku NO, Attah SK, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Lazdins-Helds JK, Ardrey AE, Addy ET, Quartey BT, Ahmed K, Boatin BA, Soumbey-Alley EW.

Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2004 Apr;98(3):231-49.


Improved survival and oviposition of Simulium damnosum (Diptera: Simuliidae) in the laboratory.

Wilson MD, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Boakye DA, McCall PJ.

Bull Entomol Res. 2000 Jun;90(3):285-9. No abstract available.


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