Our One Health training focuses on developing competence for the application of molecular biology and analytical epidemiology to understand and manage risk associated with infectious diseases through a tiered postgraduate programme.

We aim to develop  world-class research students and fellows, addressing capacity gaps and the convergent need in science and technology that make linking medical and veterinary research efficient and effective in the resource poor settings of sub Saharan  Africa

Predictors of the extended-spectrum-beta lactamases producing Enterobacteriaceae neonatal sepsis at a tertiary hospital, Tanzania

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Author links open overlay panelRehemaMarandoaJeremiahSenibMariam M.MirambobLindaFalgenhauercdNyamburaMoremibMartha F.MushibNeemaKayangeaFestoManyamaaCanImirzalioglucdTrinadChakrabortycdStephen E.Mshanab   The study was conducted to establish predictors of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) neonatal sepsis and mortality in a tertiary hospital, Tanzania. Between July and December 2016, blood culture was performed in neonates with clinical features of sepsis and neonates/mothers/guardians were screened for ESBL colonization. Selected isolates…

Rubella Seroprevalence and real-time PCR detection of RUBV among Congolese pregnant women

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Josue Zanga, Makola Kennedy Mbanzulu, Arnold-Freddy Kabasele, Nlandu Roger Ngatu & Dimosi Roger Wumba Rubella is an acute infectious disease caused by Rubella virus (RUBV). RUBV remains an important pathogen worldwide, causing approximately 100 000 cases of congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) every year; and the most severe consequence of rubella is teratogenicity. The aim of this study…

Mosquito-borne viruses circulating in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Mbanzulu KM1, Wumba R2, Mukendi JK3, Zanga JK3, Shija F4, Bobanga TL2, Aloni MN5, Misinzo G4 Diseases caused by mosquito-borne viruses are among the most important emerging diseases that threaten human and animal health, particularly in Africa. However, little attention has been paid to these diseases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The present cross-sectional study was undertaken between March…

Detection of Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Escherichia coli in Market-Ready Chickens in Zambia

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The frequent administering of antibiotics in the treatment of poultry diseases may contribute to emergence of antimicrobial-resistant strains. The objective of this study was to detect the presence of extended-spectrum β-lactamase- (ESBL-) producing Escherichia coli in poultry in Zambia. A total of 384 poultry samples were collected and analyzed for ESBL-producing Escherichia coli. The cultured E. coli isolates were subjected to…

Current Epidemiological Assessment of Bancroftian Filariasis in Tanga Region, Northeastern Tanzania.

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Mshana HJ1, Baraka V2, Misinzo G3, Makunde WH Background. Tanzania started a countrywide lymphatic filariasis elimination programme in 2000 adopting the mass drug administration (MDA) strategy. The drug used for the programme was the combination of ivermectin and albendazole. However, there is limited information on the current epidemiological trend of the infections, where MDA implementation is ongoing. The…

Predominance of CTX-M-15 among ESBL Producers from Environment and Fish Gut from the Shores of Lake Victoria in Mwanza, Tanzania

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The extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL)-producing Gram-negative bacteria Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp., particularly those producing CTX-M enzymes, have emerged as important causative agents of healthcare-associated infections across the world (Hawkey and Jones, 2009). Apart from being present in hospitals and clinics, ESBL-producing E. coli strains are prevalent in the community and are reported to be responsible for community-acquired bacterial infections (Arpin et…

Occurrence and factors associated with aflatoxin contamination of raw peanuts from Lusaka district’s markets, Zambia

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N.F.BumbangiabJ.B.MumabK.ChoongocM.MukangadM.R.VelubF.VeldmaneA.HatloyfM.A.Mapatanoa Peanuts, one of the most susceptible crops to aflatoxin (AF) contamination, are widely produced and consumed in Zambia. This cross-sectional study was designed to determine the levels of AFs in raw peanuts sold in Lusaka district’s markets as well as identify factors associated with increased AF presence. Raw peanut samples were collected from open…

History and current status of peste des petits ruminants virus in Tanzania.

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Torsson E1,2, Kgotlele T2,3, Berg M1, Mtui-Malamsha N4, Swai ES4, Wensman JJ2,5, Misinzo G6. Peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV) causes the acute, highly contagious disease peste des petits ruminants (PPR) that affects small domestic and wild ruminants. PPR is of importance in the small livestock-keeping industry in Tanzania, especially in rural areas as it is an important source of livelihood.…

Incidence and predictors of surgical site infections following caesarean sections at Bugando Medical Centre, Mwanza, Tanzania.

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Mpogoro FJ1, Mshana SE2, Mirambo MM1, Kidenya BR3, Gumodoka B1, Imirzalioglu C4. Surgical site infection (SSI) is the second most common infectious complication after urinary tract infection following a delivery by caesarean section (CS). At Bugando Medical Centre there has no study documenting the epidemiology of SSI after CS despite the large number of CSs performed and the relatively common…

Filoviral haemorrhagic fevers: A threat to Zambia?

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Filoviral haemorrhagic fevers (FVHF) are caused by agents belonging to Filoviridae family, Ebola and Marburg viruses. They are amongst the most lethal pathogens known to infect humans. Incidence of FVHF outbreaks are increasing, with affected number of patients on the rise. Whilst there has been no report yet of FVHF in Zambia, its proximity to…
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