Center For Enteric Diseases


Jere KC, Mlera L, Page NA, van Dijk AA, O'Neill HG. Whole genome analysis of multiple rotavirus strains from a single stool specimen using sequence-independent amplification and 454® pyrosequencing reveals evidence of intergenotype genome segment recombination. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 2011 11:2072-2082.
Jere KC, Mlera L, O’Neill HG, Potgieter AC, Page NA, Seheri ML, van Dyk AA. Whole genome analyses of African G2, G8, G9 and G12 rotavirus strains using sequence-independent amplification and 454® pyrosequencing. Journal of Medical Virology 2011 83:2018-2042.
Keddy KH, Sooka A, Ismail H, Smith AM, Weber I, Letsoalo ME, Harris BN. Molecular epidemiological investigation of a typhoid fever outbreak in Delmas, South Africa 2005: the relationship to a prior epidemic in 1993. Epidemiol Infect 2011; 139: 1239-45.
Smith AM, Keddy KH, Ismail H, Thomas J, van der Gryp R, Manamela MJ, Huma M, Sooka A, Theobald LK, Mennen MA, O'Reilly LC. International collaboration tracks typhoid fever cases over two continents from South Africa to Australia J Med Microbiol. 2011; 60:1405-1407.
Synopsis: This study highlighted the advantages of using internationally standardised protocols for the molecular epidemiology and investigation of enteric pathogens in international outbreaks, as well as the importance of international collaboration for these outbreaks.
Talkington D, Bopp C, Tarr C, Parsons MB, Dahourou G, Freeman M, Joyce K, Turnsek M, Garrett N, Humphrys M, Gomez G, Stroika S, Boncy J, Ochieng B, Oundo J, Klena J, Smith A, Keddy K, Gerner-Smidt P. Characterization of Toxigenic Vibrio cholerae from Haiti, 2010-2011. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011; 17:2122-9.
Jere KC, Sawyerr T, Seheri LM, Peenze I, Page NA, Geyer A, Steele AD. A first report on the characterization of rotavirus strains in Sierra Leone. Journal of Medical Virology 2011; 83:540-550.
Esona MD, Banyai K, Foytich K, Freeman M, Mijakovic S, Hull J, Kerin T, Steele AD, Armah GE, Geyer A, Page N, Agbaya VA, Forbi JC, Aminu M, Gautam R, Glass R, Bowen MD, Gentsch JR. Genomic Characterization of Human Rotavirus G10 Strains from the African Rotavirus Network: Relationship to Animal Rotaviruses. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 2011; 11:237-241.
Smith AM, Tau NP, Sooka A, Keddy KH for the Group for Enteric, Respiratory and Meningeal Disease Surveillance in South Africa (GERMS-SA). Surveillance for enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli associated with human diarrhoea in South Africa, 2006-2009. J Med Microbiol 2011; 60:681-683.
Ismail H, Smith AM, Sooka A, Keddy KH for the Group for Enteric, Respiratory and Meningeal Disease Surveillance in South Africa (GERMS-SA). Genetic characterisation of multi-drug resistant, β-lactamase producing Vibrio cholerae O1 outbreak strains, Mpumalanga, South Africa, 2008. J Clin Microbiol 2011; 49: 2976-79.
Keddy KH, Sooka A, Letsoalo ME, Hoyland G, Chaignat C-L, Morrissey AB, Crump JA. Sensitivity and specificity of typhoid rapid antibody tests for laboratory diagnosis of typhoid fever in two sub-Saharan African sites. Bull WHO 2011; 89:640-647.
Crowther-Gibson P, Govender N Lewis DA, Bamford C, Brink A Von Gottberg A, Klugman K, Du Plessis M, Fali A, Harris B, Keddy K, Botha M. Part IV. Human infections and antibiotic resistance. South Afr Med J Suppl.: The Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership. 2011; 101:567-578.
Bamford C, Brink A, Govender N, Lewis DA, Botha M, Harris B, Keddy K, Gelband H, Duse AG. Part V. Surveillance activities. South Afr Med J Suppl.: The Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership. 2011; 101:579-582.
Niehaus AJ, Apalata T, Coovadia YM, Smith AM, Moodley P. 2011. An outbreak of foodborne salmonellosis in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease 8:693-697.
Reimer AR, Van Domselaar G, Stroika S, Walker M, Kent H, Tarr C, Talkington D, Rowe L, Olsen-Rasmussen M, Frace M, Sammons S, Dahourou GA, Boncy J, Smith AM, Mabon P, Petkau A, Graham M, Gilmour MW, Gerner-Smidt P, the V. cholerae outbreak genomics task force. 2011. Comparative genomics of Vibrio cholerae from Haiti, Asia, and Africa. Emerging Infectious Diseases 17:2113-2121.