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A prospective cohort study comparing household contact and water Vibrio cholerae isolates in households of cholera patients in rural Bangladesh.

George CM, Hasan K, Monira S, Rahman Z, Saif-Ur-Rahman KM, Rashid MU, Zohura F, Parvin T, Islam Bhuyian MS, Mahmud MT, Li S, Perin J, Morgan C, Mustafiz M, Sack RB, Sack DA, Stine OC, Alam M.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Jul 27;12(7):e0006641. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006641. eCollection 2018 Jul.


Biofilms Comprise a Component of the Annual Cycle of Vibrio cholerae in the Bay of Bengal Estuary.

Sultana M, Nusrin S, Hasan NA, Sadique A, Ahmed KU, Islam A, Hossain A, Longini I, Nizam A, Huq A, Siddique AK, Sack DA, Sack RB, Colwell RR, Alam M.

MBio. 2018 Apr 17;9(2). pii: e00483-18. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00483-18.


When is Helicobacter pylori acquired in populations in developing countries? A birth-cohort study in Bangladeshi children.

Kienesberger S, Perez-Perez GI, Olivares AZ, Bardhan P, Sarker SA, Hasan KZ, Sack RB, Blaser MJ.

Gut Microbes. 2018;9(3):252-263. doi: 10.1080/19490976.2017.1421887. Epub 2018 Mar 1.


Genetic relatedness of Vibrio cholerae isolates within and between households during outbreaks in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

George CM, Rashid M, Almeida M, Saif-Ur-Rahman KM, Monira S, Bhuyian MSI, Hasan K, Mahmud TT, Li S, Brubaker J, Perin J, Rahman Z, Mustafiz M, Sack DA, Sack RB, Alam M, Stine OC.

BMC Genomics. 2017 Nov 25;18(1):903. doi: 10.1186/s12864-017-4254-9.


Modelling stunting in LiST: the effect of applying smoothing to linear growth data.

Cousens S, Perin J, Christian P, Wu LS, Soofi S, Bhutta Z, Lanata C, Guerrant RL, Lima AAM, Mølbak K, Valentiner-Branth P, Checkley W, Gilman RH, Sack RB, Black RE, Humphrey J, Walker N.

BMC Public Health. 2017 Nov 7;17(Suppl 4):778. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4744-3.


Mouthing of Soil Contaminated Objects is Associated with Environmental Enteropathy in Young Children.

Morita T, Perin J, Oldja L, Biswas S, Sack RB, Ahmed S, Haque R, Bhuiyan NA, Parvin T, Bhuyian SI, Akter M, Talukder KA, Shahnaij M, Faruque AG, George CM.

Trop Med Int Health. 2017 Jun;22(6):670-678. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12869. Epub 2017 Apr 20.


Vibrio cholerae O1 with Reduced Susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin and Azithromycin Isolated from a Rural Coastal Area of Bangladesh.

Rashed SM, Hasan NA, Alam M, Sadique A, Sultana M, Hoq MM, Sack RB, Colwell RR, Huq A.

Front Microbiol. 2017 Feb 21;8:252. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00252. eCollection 2017.


Psychosocial Factors Mediating the Effect of the CHoBI7 Intervention on Handwashing With Soap: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

George CM, Biswas S, Jung D, Perin J, Parvin T, Monira S, Saif-Ur-Rahman KM, Rashid MU, Bhuyian SI, Thomas ED, Dreibelbis R, Begum F, Zohura F, Zhang X, Sack DA, Alam M, Sack RB, Leontsini E, Winch PJ.

Health Educ Behav. 2017 Aug;44(4):613-625. doi: 10.1177/1090198116683141. Epub 2017 Jan 10.


Transmission of Infectious Vibrio cholerae through Drinking Water among the Household Contacts of Cholera Patients (CHoBI7 Trial).

Rafique R, Rashid MU, Monira S, Rahman Z, Mahmud MT, Mustafiz M, Saif-Ur-Rahman KM, Johura FT, Islam S, Parvin T, Bhuyian MS, Sharif MB, Rahman SR, Sack DA, Sack RB, George CM, Alam M.

Front Microbiol. 2016 Oct 18;7:1635. eCollection 2016.


Promotion of Cholera Awareness Among Households of Cholera Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Cholera-Hospital-Based-Intervention-for-7 Days (CHoBI7) Intervention.

Saif-Ur-Rahman KM, Parvin T, Bhuyian SI, Zohura F, Begum F, Rashid MU, Biswas SK, Sack D, Sack RB, Monira S, Alam M, Shaly NJ, George CM.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Dec 7;95(6):1292-1298. Epub 2016 Oct 10.


Geophagy Is Associated with Growth Faltering in Children in Rural Bangladesh.

Perin J, Thomas A, Oldja L, Ahmed S, Parvin T, Bhuyian SI, Sarker B, Biswas SK, Faruque AS, Sack RB, George CM.

J Pediatr. 2016 Nov;178:34-39.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.06.077. Epub 2016 Aug 2. Erratum in: J Pediatr. 2017 Jan;180:297.


Rapid dipstick detection of Vibrio cholerae in household stored and municipal water in Dhaka, Bangladesh: CHoBI7 trial.

Rashid MU, Rahman Z, Burrowes V, Perin J, Mustafiz M, Monira S, Saif-Ur-Rahman KM, Bhuyian SI, Mahmud MT, Sack RB, Sack D, Alam M, George CM.

Trop Med Int Health. 2017 Feb;22(2):205-209. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12797. Epub 2016 Nov 14.


Chlorination of Household Drinking Water Among Cholera Patients' Households to Prevent Transmission of Toxigenic Vibrio cholerae in Dhaka, Bangladesh: CHoBI7 Trial.

Rashid MU, George CM, Monira S, Mahmud T, Rahman Z, Mustafiz M, Saif-Ur-Rahman KM, Parvin T, Bhuyian SI, Zohura F, Begum F, Biswas SK, Akhter S, Zhang X, Sack D, Sack RB, Alam M.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Dec 7;95(6):1299-1304. Epub 2016 Oct 3.


Observed Handwashing with Soap Practices Among Cholera Patients and Accompanying Household Members in a Hospital Setting (CHoBI7 Trial).

Zohura F, Bhuyian SI, Monira S, Begum F, Biswas SK, Parvin T, Sack D, Sack RB, Leontsini E, Saif-Ur-Rahman KM, Rashid MU, Sharmin R, Zhang X, Alam M, George CM.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Dec 7;95(6):1314-1318. Epub 2016 Oct 3.


Unsafe Child Feces Disposal is Associated with Environmental Enteropathy and Impaired Growth.

George CM, Oldja L, Biswas S, Perin J, Sack RB, Ahmed S, Shahnaij M, Haque R, Parvin T, Azmi IJ, Bhuyian SI, Talukder KA, Faruque AG.

J Pediatr. 2016 Sep;176:43-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.05.035. Epub 2016 Jun 16.


Randomized Controlled Trial of Hospital-Based Hygiene and Water Treatment Intervention (CHoBI7) to Reduce Cholera.

George CM, Monira S, Sack DA, Rashid MU, Saif-Ur-Rahman KM, Mahmud T, Rahman Z, Mustafiz M, Bhuyian SI, Winch PJ, Leontsini E, Perin J, Begum F, Zohura F, Biswas S, Parvin T, Zhang X, Jung D, Sack RB, Alam M.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Feb;22(2):233-41. doi: 10.3201/eid2202.151175.


Sustained Uptake of a Hospital-Based Handwashing with Soap and Water Treatment Intervention (Cholera-Hospital-Based Intervention for 7 Days [CHoBI7]): A Randomized Controlled Trial.

George CM, Jung DS, Saif-Ur-Rahman KM, Monira S, Sack DA, Mahamud-ur Rashid, Mahmud MT, Mustafiz M, Rahman Z, Bhuyian SI, Winch PJ, Leontsini E, Perin J, Begum F, Zohura F, Biswas S, Parvin T, Sack RB, Alam M.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Feb;94(2):428-36. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0502. Epub 2016 Jan 4.


Shigella Infections in Household Contacts of Pediatric Shigellosis Patients in Rural Bangladesh.

George CM, Ahmed S, Talukder KA, Azmi IJ, Perin J, Sack RB, Sack DA, Stine OC, Oldja L, Shahnaij M, Chakraborty S, Parvin T, Bhuyian SI, Bouwer E, Zhang X, Hasan TN, Luna SJ, Akter F, Faruque AS.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Nov;21(11):2006-13. doi: 10.3201/eid2111.150333.


Fecal Markers of Environmental Enteropathy are Associated with Animal Exposure and Caregiver Hygiene in Bangladesh.

George CM, Oldja L, Biswas SK, Perin J, Lee GO, Ahmed S, Haque R, Sack RB, Parvin T, Azmi IJ, Bhuyian SI, Talukder KA, Faruque AG.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Aug;93(2):269-75. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0694. Epub 2015 Jun 8.


Geophagy is associated with environmental enteropathy and stunting in children in rural Bangladesh.

George CM, Oldja L, Biswas S, Perin J, Lee GO, Kosek M, Sack RB, Ahmed S, Haque R, Parvin T, Azmi IJ, Bhuyian SI, Talukder KA, Mohammad S, Faruque AG.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Jun;92(6):1117-24. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0672. Epub 2015 Apr 27.


Cholera outbreaks (2012) in three districts of Nepal reveal clonal transmission of multi-drug resistant Vibrio cholerae O1.

Dixit SM, Johura FT, Manandhar S, Sadique A, Rajbhandari RM, Mannan SB, Rashid MU, Islam S, Karmacharya D, Watanabe H, Sack RB, Cravioto A, Alam M.

BMC Infect Dis. 2014 Jul 15;14:392. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-14-392.


Occurrence in Mexico, 1998-2008, of Vibrio cholerae CTX+ El Tor carrying an additional truncated CTX prophage.

Alam M, Rashed SM, Mannan SB, Islam T, Lizarraga-Partida ML, Delgado G, Morales-Espinosa R, Mendez JL, Navarro A, Watanabe H, Ohnishi M, Hasan NA, Huq A, Sack RB, Colwell RR, Cravioto A.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jul 8;111(27):9917-22. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1323408111. Epub 2014 Jun 23.


Catch-up growth occurs after diarrhea in early childhood.

Richard SA, Black RE, Gilman RH, Guerrant RL, Kang G, Lanata CF, Mølbak K, Rasmussen ZA, Sack RB, Valentiner-Branth P, Checkley W; Childhood Malnutrition and Infection Network.

J Nutr. 2014 Jun;144(6):965-71. doi: 10.3945/jn.113.187161. Epub 2014 Apr 3.


Genetic variation of Vibrio cholerae during outbreaks, Bangladesh, 2010-2011.

Rashed SM, Azman AS, Alam M, Li S, Sack DA, Morris JG Jr, Longini I, Siddique AK, Iqbal A, Huq A, Colwell RR, Sack RB, Stine OC.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 Jan;20(1):54-60. doi: 10.3201/eid2001.130796.


Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor and O139 Bengal strains carrying ctxB(ET), Bangladesh.

Rashed SM, Iqbal A, Mannan SB, Islam T, Rashid MU, Johura FT, Watanabe H, Hasan NA, Huq A, Stine OC, Sack RB, Colwell RR, Alam M.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Oct;19(10):1713-5. doi: 10.3201/eid1910.130626. No abstract available.


Population vulnerability to biannual cholera outbreaks and associated macro-scale drivers in the Bengal Delta.

Akanda AS, Jutla AS, Gute DM, Sack RB, Alam M, Huq A, Colwell RR, Islam S.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Nov;89(5):950-9. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.12-0492. Epub 2013 Sep 9.


Diarrhea in early childhood: short-term association with weight and long-term association with length.

Richard SA, Black RE, Gilman RH, Guerrant RL, Kang G, Lanata CF, Mølbak K, Rasmussen ZA, Sack RB, Valentiner-Branth P, Checkley W; Childhood Malnutrition and Infection Network.

Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Oct 1;178(7):1129-38. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwt094. Epub 2013 Aug 21.


Environmental factors influencing epidemic cholera.

Jutla A, Whitcombe E, Hasan N, Haley B, Akanda A, Huq A, Alam M, Sack RB, Colwell R.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Sep;89(3):597-607. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.12-0721. Epub 2013 Jul 29.


Distribution of virulence genes in clinical and environmental Vibrio cholerae strains in Bangladesh.

Hasan NA, Ceccarelli D, Grim CJ, Taviani E, Choi J, Sadique A, Alam M, Siddique AK, Sack RB, Huq A, Colwell RR.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013 Sep;79(18):5782-5. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01113-13. Epub 2013 Jul 19.


Epidemiology, clinical presentation, and patterns of drug resistance of Salmonella Typhi in Karachi, Pakistan.

Khan MI, Soofi SB, Ochiai RL, Khan MJ, Sahito SM, Habib MA, Puri MK, Von Seidlein L, Park JK, You YA, Ali M, Nizami SQ, Acosta CJ, Sack RB, Clemens JD, Bhutta ZA.

J Infect Dev Ctries. 2012 Oct 19;6(10):704-14. doi: 10.3855/jidc.1967.


Genetic characteristics of drug-resistant Vibrio cholerae O1 causing endemic cholera in Dhaka, 2006-2011.

Rashed SM, Mannan SB, Johura FT, Islam MT, Sadique A, Watanabe H, Sack RB, Huq A, Colwell RR, Cravioto A, Alam M.

J Med Microbiol. 2012 Dec;61(Pt 12):1736-45. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.049635-0. Epub 2012 Sep 13.


Wasting is associated with stunting in early childhood.

Richard SA, Black RE, Gilman RH, Guerrant RL, Kang G, Lanata CF, Mølbak K, Rasmussen ZA, Sack RB, Valentiner-Branth P, Checkley W; Childhood Infection and Malnutrition Network.

J Nutr. 2012 Jul;142(7):1291-6. doi: 10.3945/jn.111.154922. Epub 2012 May 23.


Role of Shrimp Chitin in the Ecology of Toxigenic Vibrio cholerae and Cholera Transmission.

Nahar S, Sultana M, Naser MN, Nair GB, Watanabe H, Ohnishi M, Yamamoto S, Endtz H, Cravioto A, Sack RB, Hasan NA, Sadique A, Huq A, Colwell RR, Alam M.

Front Microbiol. 2012 Jan 4;2:260. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2011.00260. eCollection 2011.


Role of zooplankton diversity in Vibrio cholerae population dynamics and in the incidence of cholera in the Bangladesh Sundarbans.

de Magny GC, Mozumder PK, Grim CJ, Hasan NA, Naser MN, Alam M, Sack RB, Huq A, Colwell RR.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2011 Sep;77(17):6125-32. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01472-10. Epub 2011 Jul 15.


Epidemiology of rotavirus and cholera in children aged less than five years in rural Bangladesh.

Siddique AK, Ahmed S, Iqbal A, Sobhan A, Poddar G, Azim T, Sack DA, Rahman M, Sack RB.

J Health Popul Nutr. 2011 Feb;29(1):1-8.


Clonal transmission, dual peak, and off-season cholera in Bangladesh.

Alam M, Islam A, Bhuiyan NA, Rahim N, Hossain A, Khan GY, Ahmed D, Watanabe H, Izumiya H, Faruque AS, Akanda AS, Islam S, Sack RB, Huq A, Colwell RR, Cravioto A.

Infect Ecol Epidemiol. 2011;1. doi: 10.3402/iee.v1i0.7273. Epub 2011 Aug 8.


Causes for hospitalizations at upazila health complexes in Bangladesh.

Ahmed S, Siddique AK, Iqbal A, Rahman FK, Islam MN, Sobhan MA, Islam MR, Sack RB.

J Health Popul Nutr. 2010 Aug;28(4):399-404.


Diagnostic limitations to accurate diagnosis of cholera.

Alam M, Hasan NA, Sultana M, Nair GB, Sadique A, Faruque AS, Endtz HP, Sack RB, Huq A, Colwell RR, Izumiya H, Morita M, Watanabe H, Cravioto A.

J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Nov;48(11):3918-22. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00616-10. Epub 2010 Aug 25.


Simple sari cloth filtration of water is sustainable and continues to protect villagers from cholera in Matlab, Bangladesh.

Huq A, Yunus M, Sohel SS, Bhuiya A, Emch M, Luby SP, Russek-Cohen E, Nair GB, Sack RB, Colwell RR.

MBio. 2010 May 18;1(1). pii: e00034-10. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00034-10.


Risk factors and case management of acute diarrhoea in North Gondar Zone, Ethiopia.

Mediratta RP, Feleke A, Moulton LH, Yifru S, Sack RB.

J Health Popul Nutr. 2010 Jun;28(3):253-63.


Isolation of a bacteriophage specific for CS7-expressing strains of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli.

Begum YA, Chakraborty S, Chowdhury A, Ghosh AN, Nair GB, Sack RB, Svennerholm AM, Qadri F.

J Med Microbiol. 2010 Mar;59(Pt 3):266-72. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.014795-0. Epub 2009 Dec 10.


Serogroup, virulence, and genetic traits of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the estuarine ecosystem of Bangladesh.

Alam M, Chowdhury WB, Bhuiyan NA, Islam A, Hasan NA, Nair GB, Watanabe H, Siddique AK, Huq A, Sack RB, Akhter MZ, Grim CJ, Kam KM, Luey CK, Endtz HP, Cravioto A, Colwell RR.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2009 Oct;75(19):6268-74. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00266-09. Epub 2009 Aug 14.


El Tor cholera with severe disease: a new threat to Asia and beyond.

Siddique AK, Nair GB, Alam M, Sack DA, Huq A, Nizam A, Longini IM Jr, Qadri F, Faruque SM, Colwell RR, Ahmed S, Iqbal A, Bhuiyan NA, Sack RB.

Epidemiol Infect. 2010 Mar;138(3):347-52. doi: 10.1017/S0950268809990550. Epub 2009 Aug 14.


Robust gut associated vaccine-specific antibody-secreting cell responses are detected at the mucosal surface of Bangladeshi subjects after immunization with an oral killed bivalent V. cholerae O1/O139 whole cell cholera vaccine: comparison with other mucosal and systemic responses.

Shamsuzzaman S, Ahmed T, Mannoor K, Begum YA, Bardhan PK, Sack RB, Sack DA, Svennerholm AM, Holmgren J, Qadri F.

Vaccine. 2009 Feb 25;27(9):1386-92. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2008.12.041. Epub 2009 Jan 13.


Environmental signatures associated with cholera epidemics.

Constantin de Magny G, Murtugudde R, Sapiano MR, Nizam A, Brown CW, Busalacchi AJ, Yunus M, Nair GB, Gil AI, Lanata CF, Calkins J, Manna B, Rajendran K, Bhattacharya MK, Huq A, Sack RB, Colwell RR.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Nov 18;105(46):17676-81. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0809654105. Epub 2008 Nov 10.


Association of enterotoxigenic Bacteroides fragilis infection with inflammatory diarrhea.

Sears CL, Islam S, Saha A, Arjumand M, Alam NH, Faruque AS, Salam MA, Shin J, Hecht D, Weintraub A, Sack RB, Qadri F.

Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Sep 15;47(6):797-803. doi: 10.1086/591130.


A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of PTL-003, an attenuated enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) vaccine strain, in protecting against challenge with virulent ETEC.

McKenzie R, Darsley M, Thomas N, Randall R, Carpenter C, Forbes E, Finucane M, Sack RB, Hall E, Bourgeois AL.

Vaccine. 2008 Aug 26;26(36):4731-9. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2008.06.064. Epub 2008 Jul 9.


Distribution of genes for virulence and ecological fitness among diverse Vibrio cholerae population in a cholera endemic area: tracking the evolution of pathogenic strains.

Rahman MH, Biswas K, Hossain MA, Sack RB, Mekalanos JJ, Faruque SM.

DNA Cell Biol. 2008 Jul;27(7):347-55. doi: 10.1089/dna.2008.0737.

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