Understanding and controlling transmission – F & E

We are seeking to better understand the routes and mechanisms of ocular Chlamydia trachomatis transmission between people living in trachoma endemic communities in Ethiopia. This is informing the development and testing of new approaches to interrupting transmission.

Viability PCR shows that non-ocular surfaces could contribute to transmission of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in trachoma.

Bart Versteeg, Hristina Vasileva, Joanna Houghton, Anna Last, Oumer Shafi Abdurahman, Virginia Sarah, David Macleod, Anthony W. Solomon, Martin J. Holland, Nicholas Thomson, Matthew J. Burton

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2020, In Press

Detecting extra-ocular Chlamydia trachomatis in a trachoma-endemic community in Ethiopia: identifying potential routes of transmission

A.Last, B.Versteeg, O.S.Abdurahman, A.Robinson, G.Dumessa, M.A.Aga, G.S.Bejiga, N.Negussu, K.Greenland, A.Czerniewska, N.Thomson, S.Cairncross, V.Sarah, D.Macleod, A.W.Solomon, J.Logan, M.J.Burton

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2020, In Press

Comparison of face washing and face wiping methods for trachoma control: a pilot study

A.Czerniewska, A.Versteeg, O.Shafi, G.Dumessa, M.Aga, A.Last, D.MacLeod, V.Sarah, S.Dodson, N.Negussu, B.K.Sori, M.Kirumba, A.Biran, S.Cairncross, M.J.Burton, K.Greenland

American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 2020, 102(4): 740-43

Selecting behaviour change priorities for trachoma ‘F’ and ‘E’ interventions: a formative research study in Oromia, Ethiopia

Katie Greenland, Sian White, Katina Sommers, Adam Biran, Matthew Burton, Virginia Sarah, Wondu Alemayehu

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2019, 13(10):e0007784

Responses of the putative trachoma vector, Musca sorbens, to volatile semiochemicals from human faeces.

A.Robinson, J.Bristow, M.V.Holl, R.L.Bailey, D.McLeod, M.A.Birkett, J.C.Caulfield, V.Sarah, J.A.Pickett, S.Dewhirst, V.Chen-Hussey, C.M.Woodcock, U.D’Alessandro, M.J.Burton, A.Last, S.W.Lindsay, J.G.Logan

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2020, In Press