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Ecology and transmission dynamics of Kala-Azar in Ethiopia





Structure and management

Endemic Foci of Kala Azar




Abbasi, I., Aramin, S., Hailu, A., Shiferaw, W., Kassahun, A., Belay, S., Jaffe, C., Warburg, A., 2013, Evaluation of PCR procedures for detecting and quantifying Leishmania donovani DNA in large numbers of dried human blood samples from a visceral leishmaniasis focus in Northern Ethiopia. BMC infectious diseases 13, 1-10.

Gebrekidan, H., Hailu, A., Kassahun, A., Rohoušová, I., Maia, C., Talmi-Frank, D., Warburg, A., Baneth, G., 2013, Theileria infection in domestic ruminants in Northern Ethiopia. Veterinary Parasitology.

Kirstein, O.D., Faiman, R., Gebreselassie, A., Hailu, A., Gebre-Michael, T., Warburg, A., 2013, Attraction of Ethiopian phlebotomine sand flies (diptera: psychodidae) to light and sugar-yeast mixtures (CO2). Parasites & vectors 6, 1-9.

Miller, E., Huppert, A., 2013, The Effects of Host Diversity on Vector-Borne Disease: The Conditions under Which Diversity Will Amplify or Dilute the Disease Risk. PLOS ONE 8, e80279.



Moncaz, A., Gebresilassie, A., Kirstein, O., Faiman, R., Gebre-Michael, T., Hailu, A., Warburg, A., 2013, Attraction of phlebotomine sand flies to baited and non-baited horizontal surfaces. Acta tropica.

Moncaz A, Kirstein O, Gebresellassie A, Lemma W, Yared S, Gebre-Michael T, Hailu A, Shenker M,                     Warburg A: Characterization of breeding sites of Phlebotomus orientalis -The  vector of visceral leishmaniasis in northwestern Ethiopia. Acta tropica 2014, 139:5-14.

Moncaz A, Kirstein O, Gebresellassie A, Lemma W, Gebre-Michael T, Balkew M, Belay S, Hailu A,                         Warburg A: Sergentomyia spp.: breeding sites in vertisols and peri-domestic habitats in North West Ethiopia. Acta tropica 2014, 137:88-94.

 Sadlova, J., Dvorak, V., Seblova, V., Warburg, A., Votypka, J., Volf, P., 2013, Sergentomyia schwetzi is not a competent vector for Leishmania donovani and other Leishmania species pathogenic to humans. Parasites & Vectors 6, 186.



Seblova, V., Volfova, V., Dvorak, V., Pruzinova, K., Votypka, J., Kassahun, A., Gebre-Michael, T., Hailu, A., Warburg, A., Volf, P., 2013, Phlebotomus orientalis Sand Flies from Two Geographically Distant Ethiopian Localities: Biology, Genetic Analyses and Susceptibility to Leishmania donovani. PLoS neglected tropical diseases 7, e2187.



Shabtai, I., Shenker, M., Edeto, W., Warburg, A., Ben-Hur, M., 2014, Effects of land use on structure and hydraulic properties of Vertisols containing a sodic horizon in northern Ethiopia. Soil and Tillage Research 136, 19-27.

Vlkova, M., Sima, M., Rohousova, I., Kostalova, T., Sumova, P., Volfova, V., Jaske, E, J., Barbian, K, D., Gebre-Michael, T., Hailu, A., Warburg, A., Ribeiro, J, M, C., Valenzuela, J, G., Jochim, R, C. and Volf, P. 2014. Comparative Analysis of Salivary Gland Transcriptomes of Phlebotomus orientalis Sand Flies from Endemic and Non-endemic Foci of Visceral Leishmaniasis. PLoS neglected tropical diseases 8, e2709.

Zackay, A., Nasereddin, A., Takele, Y., Tadesse, D., Hailu, W., Hurissa, Z., Yifru, S., Weldegebreal, T., Diro, E., Kassahun, A., Haiilu, A., Jaffe, C., L., 2013, Polymorphism in the HASPB Repeat Region of East African Leishmania donovani Strains. PLoS neglected tropical diseases 7, e2031.

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