Centre For Emerging And Zoonotic Diseases

Peer-reviewed Publications
Paweska, J.T., Jansen van Vuren, P., Masumu, J., Leman, P.A., Grobbelaar, A.A., Birkhead, M., Clift, S., Swanepoel, R. and Kemp, A. (2012). Virological and serological findings in Rousettus aegyptiacus experimentally inoculated with Vero cells-adapted Hogan strain of Marburg virus. PLoS ONE, 7(9): e45479
Rweyemamu, M., Kambarage, D., Karimuribo, E., Wambura, P., Matee, M., Kayembe, J.M., Mweene, A., Neves, L., Masumu, J., Kasanga, C., Hang’ombe B., Kayunze K., Misinzo, G., Simuunza, M., Paweska, J.T. (2012). Development of a One Health National Capacity in Africa: The Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS) One Health Virtual Centre Model. Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology, doi:10.1007/822012244.
Kuhn, J.H., Bao, Y., Bavari, S., Becker,S., Steven Bradfute, S., Brister, J.R., Bukreyev, A.A., Caì, Y., Chandran, K., Davey, R.A., Dolnik, O., Dye, J.M., Enterlein, S., Gonzalez, J-P., Formenty, P., Hensley, L.E., Honko, A.N., Jahrling, P.B., Johnson, K.M., Klenk, H-D., Kobinger, G., Leroy, E.M., Lever, M.S., Lofts, L.L., Mühlberger, E., Netesov, S.V.,  Olinger, G.G., Palacios, G., Patterson, J.L., Paweska, J.T., Pitt, L., Radoshitzky, S.R., Saphire, E.O., Smither, S.J., Swanepoel, R., Takada, A., Towner, J.S., van der Groen, G., Volchkov, V.E., Wahl-Jensen, V., Warren, T.K., Weidmann, M., Nichol, S.T. Virus nomenclature below the species level: a standardized nomenclature for laboratory animal-adapted variants and strains of viruses assigned to the family Filoviridae. Archives of Virology,158, 1425-1432.  DOI 10.1007/s00705-012-1594-2.
Amman BR, Carroll SA, Reed ZD, Sealy TK, Balinandi S, Swanepoel R, Kemp A, Erickson BR, Comer JA, Campbell S, Cannon DL, Khristova ML, Atimnedi P, Paddock CD, Kent Crockett RJ, Flietstra, TD, Warfield KL, Unfer R, Katongole-Mbidde E, Downing R, Tappero JW, Zaki SR, Rollin PE, Ksiazek TG, Nichol ST & Towner JS (2012). Seasonal pulses of Marburg virus circulation in juvenile Rousettus aegyptiacus bats coincide with periods of increased risk of human infection. PLoS Pathog. 8(10, Oct):e1002877.
Trataris-Rebisz AN, Arntzen L, Rossouw J, Karsteadt A, Frean J. (2012). ‘Bartonella henselae and Bartonella Quintanaserioprevalence in HIV Positive, HIV-Negative and Clinically Healthy Volunteers in Gauteng Province, South Africa. Annals of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine 13:10-12
Frean J, Perovic O, Fensham V, McCarthy K, Von Gottberg A, De Gouveia L, Poonsamy B, Dini L, Rossouw J, Keddy K, Alemu W, Yahaya A, Pierson A, Dolmazon V, Cognat S, Ndihokubwaya JB. (2012). External quality assessment of national public health laboratories in Africa, 2002-2009.  Bulletin of the World Health Organization 90:191-199A
Fafetine, J.M., Jansen van Vuren, P., and Paweska, J.T. (2012). Comparison of a recombinant nucleocapsid IgG indirect ELISA with an IgG sandwich ELISA for the detection of antibodies to Rift Valley fever virus in small ruminants. Vector Borne Zoonotic Diseases, 12(12): 1062-4, DOI:10.1089/vbz.2012.1006
Paweska, J.T., Jansen van Vuren, P., Masumu, J., Leman, P.A., Grobbelaar, A.A., Birkhead, M., Clift, S., Swanepoel, R. and Kemp, A. (2012). Virological and seriological findings in Rousettus aegyptiacus experiementally inoculated with Vero cells-adapted Hogan strain of Marbug virus. PLoS ONE 2012; 7(9):e45479.
Jansen van Vuren, P., Weyer, J., Kemp, A., Le Roux, C., Leman, P., Grobbelaar, A., Lekhuleni, P., Dermaux-Msimang, V., Archer, B., Thomas, J., Blumberg, L. and Paweska, J.T. (201)2.Viral haemorrhagic fever outbreaks, South Africa, 2011. NICD/NHLS Communicable Diseases Surveillance Bulletin, 2012 10(1): 1-5.
Samudzi, R.R., Leman, P.L., Paweska, J.T., Swanepoel, R., Burt, F.J. (2012). Bacterial expression of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus nucleoprotein, and its evaluation as a diagnostic reagent in an indirect ELISA, Journal of Virological Methods, 179, 70-76.
Scott, T., Paweska, J., Arbuthnot, P., Weinberg, M.S. (2012). Pathogenic effects of Rift Valley fever virus NSs gene are alleviated in cultured cells by expressed antiviral short hairpin RNSa, Antiviral Therapy, 17, 643-656.
Mapaco, L. P.,  Coetzer, J.A.W., Paweska, J, Venter, E. (2012).  An investigation into an outbreak Rift Valley fever on a cattle farm in Bela-Bela, South Africa, in 2008. Journal of South African Veterinary Association, doi:10.4102/jsava.v83i1.132.
Kuhn, J.H., Bao, Y., Bavari, S., Becker, S.,Bradfute, S., Brister, J.R., Bukreyev, A.A.,  Chandran, K., Davey, R.A., Dolnik, O.,  John M. Dye, J.M., Enterlein, S.,Hensley, L.,Honko, A.N.,Jahrling, P.B., Johnson, K.M., Kobinger, G.,  Leroy, E.M., Lever, M.S.,  Mühlberger, E., Netesov, S.V.,Olinger, G.G.,  Gustavo Palacios, G., Patterson, J.L.,  Paweska, J.T., Pitt, L., Radoshitzky, S.R., Saphire, E.O.,  Smither, S.J.,  Swanepoel, R., Towner, J.S., van der Groen, G., Volchkov, V.E.,  Wahl-Jensen, V-W., Warren, T., Weidmann, M.,  Stuart T. Nichol, S.T. (2012). Virus nomenclature below the species level: a standardized nomenclature for natural variants of viruses assigned to the family Filoviridae. Archive Virology, 158, 301-311. DOI 10.1007/s00705-012-1454-0.
Lagerqvist, N., Moiane, B., Bucht, G., Neves, L. Paweska, JT, Lundkvist Å., Falk, KI (2012). Stability of a formalin-inactivated Rift Valley Fever vaccine; evaluation of a vaccination campaign in Mozambican cattle, Vaccine, 30(46), 6534-6540.
Métras R., Porphyre T., Pfeiffer D.U., Kemp A., Thomson P.,  Collins L.M., White R.G., (2012). Exploratory space-time analyses of Rift Valley fever in South Africa in 2008-2011, PLoS Negl. Trop. Dis.  6(8):e1808.
Uejio CK, Kemp A, Comrie AC (2012). Climatic controls on West Nile virus and Sindbis virus transmission and outbreaks in South Africa. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 12(2):117-125.
Rweyemamu, M., Mmbuji, P., Karimuribo, E., Paweska, J.T., Kambarage, D., Neves, L., Kayembe, J-M., Mweene, A., Matee, M. (2013). The Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance: A One Health Consortium. Emerging Health Threats Journal, 6:19958-http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/ehtj.v6i0.19958.
Sabeta, C., Weyer,  J., Geertsma, P., Mohale,D., Miyen, J., Blumberg, L.H., Leman, PA., Phahladira, B., Shumba, W., Walters,  J., Paweska, J.T.  (2013). Emergence of rabies in the Gauteng Province, South Africa: 2010-2011. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 84(1), Art.#923, 1-5. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102.v84i1.923.
Fafetine, J., Neves, L., Thompson, P.N., Paweska, J.T., Rutten, V.P.M., Coetzer, J.A.W. (2013). Serologic evidence of Rift Valley fever virus circulation in sheep and goats in Zambézia Province, Mozambique. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 7(2): e2065.
Cebula M, Moolla N, Capovilla A and Arner ES. (2013). The rare TRXNDR1_V3 (“V3”) splice variant of thioredoxin reductase 1 is targeted to membrane rafts by N-acylation and induces filopodia independently of its redox active site integrity. J Biol. Chem. 2013 Apr 5;288(14):10002-11.
Archer BN, Thomas J, Weyer J, Cengimbo A et al. (2013). Epidemiological investigations into outbreaks of Rift Valley fever in humans, South Africa 2008-2011. Emerg Infect Dis. Dec; 19(12): 1918–1925.
doi:  10.3201/eid1912.121527
Storm N, Weyer J, Markotter W, Kemp A, Leman PA, Dermaux-Msimang V, Nel LH, Paweska JT. (2013). Human cases of Sindbis fever in South Africa, 2006-2010. Epidemiology and Infection. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0950268813000964.
Weyer, J, Thomas, J, Leman, PA, Grobbelaar, AA, Kemp, A & Paweska JT. (2013). Human cases of Wesslesbron disease, South Africa, 2010-2011. Vector Borne Zoonotic Diseases 13 (5):330-336
Metras, R, Baguelin, M, Edmunds, WJ, Thompson, PN, Kemp, A, Pfeiffer, DU, Collins, LM & White, RG, (2013). Transmission potential of Rift Valley fever virus over the course of the  2010 epidemic in South Africa. EID 19(6):916-924.
Jackel, S., Eiden, M., Balkema-Buschmann, A., Ziller, M., Jansen van Vuren, P/ Paweska, J.T., Groschup, M.H. (2013). A novel indirect ELISA based on glycoprotein Gn for the detection of IgG antibodies against Rift Valley fever virus in small ruminants.  Research in Veterinary Science, http://dx.org/10.1016/j.rvsc.2013.04.015.
Escadafal, C., Paweska, J.T., Grobbelaar, A., le Roux C., Bouloy, M., Patel, P., Teichmann, A., Donoso-Mantke, O., Niedrig, M. (2013). International external quality assessment of molecular detection of Rift Valley fever virus. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 7(5): e2244.
Wilson, W.C., Romito, M., Jasperson, D.C., Weingartl, H., Binepal, Y.S., Maluleke, M.R., Wallace, D.B., Jansen van Vuren, P., Paweska, J.T. (2013). Development of a Rift Valley fever real-time RT-PCR assay that can detect all three genome segments. Journal of Virological Methods, pii: S0166-0934(13)00260-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2013.07.006.
Venter, M., Jansen van Vuren, P., Mentoor, J., Paweska, J.T., Williams, J. (2013). Inactivated West Nile Virus (WNV) vaccine, Duvaxyn WNV, protects against a highly neuroinvasive lineage 2 WNV strain in mice. Vaccine, pii: S0264-410X(13)00851-7.doi:10.1016/j.vaccine. 2013.06.059.
Geldenhuys, M., Weyer J., Nel L.H., Markotter W.(2013), Coronaviruses in South African bats. Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diesease, doi:10.1089/vbz.2012.1101.
Mollentze, N. Weyer, J., Markotter, W. Le Roux, K., Nel, L.H. (2013). Dog rabies in Southern Africa: regional surveillance and phylogeographical analyses are an import component of control and elimination strategies. Virus Genes, doi 10.1007/s11262-013-0974-3
Storm N., Weyer, J., Markotter W., Leman PA., Kemp A., Nel L.H., Paweska J.T. (2013). Phylogeny of Sindbis virus isolates from South Africa. Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infections. 28(4):207-214
Sindato, C., Karimuribo, E.D., Pfeiffer, D.U., Kivaria, F., Dautu, G., Mboera, L.E.G., Paweska, J.T (2014). Spatial and temporal pattern of Rift Valley fever outbreaks in Tanzania 1930 to 2007. PloS One 9(2):e88897.
Goedhals, D., Bester, P.A., Paweska, J.T., Swanepoel, R., J Burt, F.J. (2014). Next-generation sequencing of southern African Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus isolates reveals a high frequency of M segment reassortment. Epidemiology and Infection, 142: 1952-1962.
Venter M., Zaayman D., van Niekerk S., Stivaktas V., Goolab S., Weyer J., Paweska J.T., ,Swanepoel (2014). (2014). Macroarray assay for differential diagnosis of meningoencephalitis in southern Africa. (2014). Journal of Clinical Virology, 60(1): 50-56.
Bukreyev, A.A., Chandran, K., Dolnik, O., Dye, J.M., Ebihara, H., Leroy, E.M., Mühlberger, E., Netesov, S.V., Patterson, J.L., Paweska, J.T., Saphire, E.O., Smither, S.J., Takada, A., Towner, J.S., Volchkov, V.E., Warren, T.K., Kuhn, J.H. (2014). Discussions and decisions of the 2012-2014 International Committee on Taxonomy of viruses (ICTV) Filoviridae Study Group, January 2012 – June 2013. Archives of Virology, 159:821-830.
Weyer J. (2014) Ebola virus disease in West Africa- South African perspectives. South African Medical Journal, 104(11):754-755. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.9045
Book Chapters
Weidmann, M., Abad, F.X., Paweska J.T. (2012). Rift Valley fever virus: a promiscuous vector borne virus. In: M Elschner, S Cutler, M Weidmann, P Butaye (Eds) BSL3 and BSL4 Agents: Epidemiology, Microbiology, and Practical Guidelines, Wiley-VCH Verlag & Co. KGaA, Germany, ISBN: 078-3527-32275-6. pp. 263-272.
Paweska, J.T., Jansen van Vuren P., Weyer, J. (2013) Lujo haemorrhagic fever. In: Viral haemorrhagic fevers. Singh SK, Ruzek D (eds). First Ed., 2013., p. 287 - 305; CRC Press. ISBN: 978-1439884294.
Paweska JT. (2014) Rift Valley fever.  In: Clinical Case Study of Emerging Infectious Diseases.  O Ergonul, F Can, M Akova, L Madoff Eds), Elsevier, Academic Press, ISBN: 978-0-12-416975-3, p. 73-93.
Paweska JT. (2014) Lujo haemorrhagic fever. In: Clinical Case Study of Emerging Infectious Diseases. O Ergonul, F Can, M Akova, L Madoff Eds), Elsevier, Academic Press, ISBN: 978-0-12-416975-3, p. 95-110.