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Dr Fabio Zicker

TitleProfessor, Networks and Global Health
InstitutionOswaldo Cruz Foundation
DepartmentCenter for Technological Development in Health (CDTS)
AddressRio de Janeiro
Brazil
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    Global Health expert with strategic and managerial experience in international research projects, portfolios, networks, and capacity-strengthening programs. Special interest in neglected tropical diseases. Former senior staff of the WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), Geneva and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Venezuela and Washington, DC.


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    1. Stavale R, Ferreira GI, Galvão JAM, Zicker F, Novaes MRCG, Oliveira CM, Guilhem D. Research misconduct in health and life sciences research: A systematic review of retracted literature from Brazilian institutions. PLoS One. 2019; 14(4):e0214272. PMID: 30986211.
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    2. Albuquerque PC, de Paula Fonseca E Fonseca B, Girard-Dias W, Zicker F, de Souza W, Miranda K. Mapping the Brazilian microscopy landscape: A bibliometric and network analysis. Micron. 2019 01; 116:84-92. PMID: 30352362.
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    3. Zicker F, Cuervo LG, Salicrup LA. Promoting high quality research into priority health needs in Latin America and Caribbean. BMJ. 2018 Jul 16; 362:k2492. PMID: 30012639.
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    4. Fonseca BPFE, Albuquerque PC, Noyons E, Zicker F. South-south collaboration on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment research: when birds of a feather rarely flock together. Global Health. 2018 03 01; 14(1):25. PMID: 29490665.
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    5. de Paula Fonseca E Fonseca B, Zicker F. Dengue research networks: building evidence for policy and planning in Brazil. Health Res Policy Syst. 2016 Nov 08; 14(1):80. PMID: 27825383.
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    6. Fonseca Bde P, Sampaio RB, Fonseca MV, Zicker F. Co-authorship network analysis in health research: method and potential use. Health Res Policy Syst. 2016 Apr 30; 14(1):34. PMID: 27138279.
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    7. Hosseini-Zijoud SM, Ebadi SA, Goodarzi MT, Hedayati M, Abbasalipourkabir R, Mahjoob MP, Poorolajal J, Zicker F, Sheikh N. Lipid Peroxidation and Antioxidant Status in Patients with Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma: A Case-Control Study. J Clin Diagn Res. 2016 Feb; 10(2):BC04-7. PMID: 27042443.
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    8. Zicker F, Faid M, Reeder J, Aslanyan G. Building coherence and synergy among global health initiatives. Health Res Policy Syst. 2015 Dec 09; 13:75. PMID: 26652173.
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    9. Porrás AI, Yadon ZE, Altcheh J, Britto C, Chaves GC, Flevaud L, Martins-Filho OA, Ribeiro I, Schijman AG, Shikanai-Yasuda MA, Sosa-Estani S, Stobbaerts E, Zicker F. Target Product Profile (TPP) for Chagas Disease Point-of-Care Diagnosis and Assessment of Response to Treatment. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Jun; 9(6):e0003697. PMID: 26042730.
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    10. Certain E, Terry RF, Zicker F. Shaping the research agenda. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Jan; 9(1):e3350. PMID: 25569230.
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    11. Ogundahunsi OA, Vahedi M, Kamau EM, Aslanyan G, Terry RF, Zicker F, Launois P. Strengthening research capacity--TDR's evolving experience in low- and middle-income countries. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Jan; 9(1):e3380. PMID: 25569232.
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    12. Minja H, Nsanzabana C, Maure C, Hoffmann A, Rumisha S, Ogundahunsi O, Zicker F, Tanner M, Launois P. Impact of health research capacity strengthening in low- and middle-income countries: the case of WHO/TDR programmes. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 Oct; 5(10):e1351. PMID: 22022630.
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    13. Remme JH, Adam T, Becerra-Posada F, D'Arcangues C, Devlin M, Gardner C, Ghaffar A, Hombach J, Kengeya JF, Mbewu A, Mbizvo MT, Mirza Z, Pang T, Ridley RG, Zicker F, Terry RF. Defining research to improve health systems. PLoS Med. 2010 Nov 16; 7(11):e1001000. PMID: 21124816.
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    14. EVIPNet Americas: informing policies with evidence. Lancet. 2008 Sep 27; 372(9644):1130-1. PMID: 18926261.
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    15. Cruz JR, Pérez-Rosales MD, Zicker F, Schmunis GA. Safety of blood supply in the Caribbean countries: role of screening blood donors for markers of hepatitis B and C viruses. J Clin Virol. 2005 Dec; 34 Suppl 2:S75-80. PMID: 16461244.
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    16. Vélez ID, Gilchrist K, Arbelaez MP, Rojas CA, Puerta JA, Antunes CM, Zicker F, Modabber F. Failure of a killed Leishmania amazonensis vaccine against American cutaneous leishmaniasis in Colombia. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2005 Aug; 99(8):593-8. PMID: 15893351.
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    17. Khalil EA, Ayed NB, Musa AM, Ibrahim ME, Mukhtar MM, Zijlstra EE, Elhassan IM, Smith PG, Kieny PM, Ghalib HW, Zicker F, Modabber F, Elhassan AM. Dichotomy of protective cellular immune responses to human visceral leishmaniasis. Clin Exp Immunol. 2005 May; 140(2):349-53. PMID: 15807861.
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    18. de Andrade AL, Zicker F, Martelli CM. An epidemiological approach to study congenital Chagas' disease. Cad Saude Publica. 1994; 10 Suppl 2:345-51. PMID: 15042224.
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    19. Kamil AA, Khalil EA, Musa AM, Modabber F, Mukhtar MM, Ibrahim ME, Zijlstra EE, Sacks D, Smith PG, Zicker F, El-Hassan AM. Alum-precipitated autoclaved Leishmania major plus bacille Calmette-Guérrin, a candidate vaccine for visceral leishmaniasis: safety, skin-delayed type hypersensitivity response and dose finding in healthy volunteers. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2003 May-Jun; 97(3):365-8. PMID: 15228261.
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    20. Remme JH, Blas E, Chitsulo L, Desjeux PM, Engers HD, Kanyok TP, Kengeya Kayondo JF, Kioy DW, Kumaraswami V, Lazdins JK, Nunn PP, Oduola A, Ridley RG, Toure YT, Zicker F, Morel CM. Strategic emphases for tropical diseases research: a TDR perspective. Trends Parasitol. 2002 Oct; 18(10):421-6. PMID: 12377584.
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    21. Remme JH, Blas E, Chitsulo L, Desjeux PM, Engers HD, Kanyok TP, Kayondo JF, Kioy DW, Kumaraswami V, Lazdins JK, Nunn PP, Oduola A, Ridley RG, Toure YT, Zicker F, Morel CM. Strategic emphases for tropical diseases research: a TDR perspective. Trends Microbiol. 2002 Oct; 10(10):435-40. PMID: 12377547.
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    22. Schmunis GA, Zicker F, Cruz JR, Cuchi P. Safety of blood supply for infectious diseases in Latin American countries, 1994-1997. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2001 Dec; 65(6):924-30. PMID: 11792000.
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    23. Zicker F. Strengthening capability for malaria research in Africa. Emerg Infect Dis. 2001; 7(3 Suppl):529-30. PMID: 11485647.
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    24. Vélez ID, del Pilar Agudelo S, Arbelaez MP, Gilchrist K, Robledo SM, Puerta JA, Zicker F, Berman J, Modabber F. Safety and immunogenicity of a killed Leishmania (L.) amazonensis vaccine against cutaneous leishmaniasis in Colombia: a randomized controlled trial. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2000 Nov-Dec; 94(6):698-703. PMID: 11198661.
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    25. Schmuñis GA, Zicker F, Segura EL, del Pozo AE. Transfusion-transmitted infectious diseases in Argentina, 1995 through 1997. Transfusion. 2000 Sep; 40(9):1048-53. PMID: 10988304.
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    26. Martelli CM, Turchi M, Souto FJ, Sáez-Alquézar A, Andrade AL, Zicker F. Anti-HBc testing for blood donations in areas with intermediate hepatitis B endemicity. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 1999 Jul; 6(1):69-73. PMID: 10446516.
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    27. Momeni AZ, Jalayer T, Emamjomeh M, Khamesipour A, Zicker F, Ghassemi RL, Dowlati Y, Sharifi I, Aminjavaheri M, Shafiei A, Alimohammadian MH, Hashemi-Fesharki R, Nasseri K, Godal T, Smith PG, Modabber F. A randomised, double-blind, controlled trial of a killed L. major vaccine plus BCG against zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis in Iran. Vaccine. 1999 Feb 05; 17(5):466-72. PMID: 10073725.
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    28. de Andrade AL, Zicker F, Rassi A, Rassi AG, Oliveira RM, Silva SA, de Andrade SS, Martelli CM. Early electrocardiographic abnormalities in Trypanosoma cruzi-seropositive children. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1998 Oct; 59(4):530-4. PMID: 9790424.
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    29. Sharifi I, FeKri AR, Aflatonian MR, Khamesipour A, Nadim A, Mousavi MR, Momeni AZ, Dowlati Y, Godal T, Zicker F, Smith PG, Modabber F. Randomised vaccine trial of single dose of killed Leishmania major plus BCG against anthroponotic cutaneous leishmaniasis in Bam, Iran. Lancet. 1998 May 23; 351(9115):1540-3. PMID: 10326536.
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    30. Schmunis GA, Zicker F, Pinheiro F, Brandling-Bennett D. Risk for transfusion-transmitted infectious diseases in Central and South America. Emerg Infect Dis. 1998 Jan-Mar; 4(1):5-11. PMID: 9452393.
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    31. de Andrade AL, Zicker F, de Oliveira RM, Almeida Silva S, Luquetti A, Travassos LR, Almeida IC, de Andrade SS, de Andrade JG, Martelli CM. Randomised trial of efficacy of benznidazole in treatment of early Trypanosoma cruzi infection. Lancet. 1996 Nov 23; 348(9039):1407-13. PMID: 8937280.
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    32. Schmunis GA, Zicker F, Moncayo A. Interruption of Chagas' disease transmission through vector elimination. Lancet. 1996 Oct 26; 348(9035):1171. PMID: 8888192.
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    33. Arias JR, Monteiro PS, Zicker F. The reemergence of visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil. Emerg Infect Dis. 1996 Apr-Jun; 2(2):145-6. PMID: 8903218.
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    34. Lombardi C, Pedrazzani ES, Pedrazzani JC, Filho PF, Zicker F. Protective efficacy of BCG against leprosy in São Paulo. Bull Pan Am Health Organ. 1996 Mar; 30(1):24-30. PMID: 8919722.
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    35. De Andrade AL, Zicker F, De Oliveira RM, Da Silva IG, Silva SA, De Andrade SS, Martelli CM. Evaluation of risk factors for house infestation by Triatoma infestans in Brazil. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1995 Nov; 53(5):443-7. PMID: 7485701.
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    36. Lombardi C, Pedrazzani ES, Pedrazzani JC, Ferreira Filho P, Zicker F. [The protective efficacy of BCG against leprosy in São Paulo, Brazil]. Bol Oficina Sanit Panam. 1995 Nov; 119(5):415-21. PMID: 8540997.
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    37. de Andrade AL, Zicker F. Chronic malnutrition and Trypanosoma cruzi infection in children. J Trop Pediatr. 1995 04; 41(2):112-5. PMID: 7776393.
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    38. Martelli CM, Andrade AL, Grossi MA, Leboeuf MA, Lombardi C, Zicker F. Changes in leprosy clinical pattern after multidrug therapy implementation. Int J Lepr Other Mycobact Dis. 1995 Mar; 63(1):95-7. PMID: 7730726.
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    39. de Andrade AL, Zicker F, Silva IG, Souza JM, Martelli CM. Risk factors for Trypanosoma cruzi infection among children in central Brazil: a case-control study in vector control settings. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1995 Feb; 52(2):183-7. PMID: 7872451.
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    40. de Andrade AL, Martelli CM, Oliveira RM, Arias JR, Zicker F, Pang L. High prevalence of asymptomatic malaria in gold mining areas in Brazil. Clin Infect Dis. 1995 Feb; 20(2):475. PMID: 7742465.
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    41. Martelli CM, Moraes Neto OL, Andrade AL, Silva SA, Silva IM, Zicker F. Spatial patterns of leprosy in an urban area of central Brazil. Bull World Health Organ. 1995; 73(3):315-9. PMID: 7614663.
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    42. Porto SO, Cardoso DD, Queiróz DA, Rosa H, Andrade AL, Zicker F, Martelli CM. Prevalence and risk factors for HBV infection among street youth in central Brazil. J Adolesc Health. 1994 Nov; 15(7):577-81. PMID: 7857957.
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    43. Sempértegui F, Estrella B, Moscoso J, Piedrahita L, Hernández D, Gaybor J, Naranjo P, Mancero O, Arias S, Bernal R, et al. Safety, immunogenicity and protective effect of the SPf66 malaria synthetic vaccine against Plasmodium falciparum infection in a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled field trial in an endemic area of Ecuador. Vaccine. 1994 Mar; 12(4):337-42. PMID: 8178556.
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    44. Lombardi C, Cohen S, Leiker DL, Souza JM, Cunha PR, Martelli CM, Andrade AL, Zicker F. Agreement between histopathological results in clinically diagnosed cases of indeterminate leprosy in São Paulo, Brazil. Acta Leprol. 1994; 9(2):83-8. PMID: 7863756.
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    45. Rosa H, Costa AP, Ferraz ML, Pedroza SC, Andrade AL, Martelli CM, Zicker F. Association between leprosy and hepatitis B infection. A survey in Goiânia, central Brazil. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 1992 Sep-Oct; 34(5):421-6. PMID: 1342105.
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    46. Rodrigues ML, Silva SA, Neto JC, de Andrade AL, Martelli CM, Zicker F. Protective effect of intradermal BCG against leprosy; a case-control study in central Brazil. Int J Lepr Other Mycobact Dis. 1992 Sep; 60(3):335-9. PMID: 1474274.
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    47. de Andrade JG, de Andrade AL, Araujo ES, Oliveira RM, Silva SA, Martelli CM, Zicker F. A randomized clinical trial with high dose of chloroquine for treatment of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Brazil. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 1992 Sep-Oct; 34(5):467-73. PMID: 1342112.
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    48. de Andrade AL, Martelli CM, Luquetti AO, de Oliveira OS, Almeida e Silva S, Zicker F. [Serological screening for Trypanosoma cruzi among blood donors in central Brazil]. Bol Oficina Sanit Panam. 1992 Jul; 113(1):19-27. PMID: 1642781.
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    49. Martelli CM, Andrade AL, Silva SA, Zicker F. Risk factors for Trypanosoma cruzi infection among blood donors in central Brazil. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 1992 Jul-Sep; 87(3):339-43. PMID: 1343642.
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    50. de Andrade AL, Zicker F, Luquetti AO, Oliveira RM, Silva SA, Souza JM, Martelli CM. Surveillance of Trypanosoma cruzi transmission by serological screening of schoolchildren. Bull World Health Organ. 1992; 70(5):625-9. PMID: 1464149.
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    51. de Andrade AL, Martelli CM, Luquetti AO, de Oliveira OS, Almeida e Silva S, Zicker F. Serologic screening for Trypanosoma cruzi among blood donors in central Brazil. Bull Pan Am Health Organ. 1992; 26(2):157-64. PMID: 1638280.
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    52. Martelli CM, de Andrade AL, das Dores D, Cardoso P, Almeida e Silva S, Zicker F. [Methodological considerations in the interpretation of serologic screening for hepatitis B virus among blood donors]. Rev Saude Publica. 1991 Feb; 25(1):11-6. PMID: 1784954.
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    53. Zicker F, Smith PG, Netto JC, Oliveira RM, Zicker EM. Physical activity, opportunity for reinfection, and sibling history of heart disease as risk factors for Chagas' cardiopathy. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1990 Nov; 43(5):498-505. PMID: 2240374.
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    54. Zicker F, Zicker EM, Oliveira JJ, Netto JC, Oliveira RM, Smith PG. Exercise electrocardiogram tests in manual workers with and without antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi: a population-based study. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1990 Nov-Dec; 84(6):787-91. PMID: 2128980.
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    55. Martelli CM, de Andrade AL, Cardoso D das D, Sousa LC, Almeida e Silva S, de Sousa MA, Zicker F. [Seroprevalence and risk factors for hepatitis B virus infection by AgHBs and anti-HBs markers in prisoners and prime blood donors]. Rev Saude Publica. 1990 Aug; 24(4):270-6. PMID: 2103644.
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    56. de Andrade AL, Martelli CM, Almeida e Silva S, Santana CL, Zicker F. Blood bank screening for HIV infection: epidemiological analyses in a low prevalence area. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 1990 May-Jun; 32(3):229-30. PMID: 2135376.
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    57. Zicker F, Martelli CM, de Andrade AL, Almeida e Silva S. Trends of T. cruzi infection based on data from blood bank screening. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 1990 Mar-Apr; 32(2):132-7. PMID: 2128905.
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    58. Zicker F, Netto JC, Zicker EM, Oliveira RM, Smith PG. Trypanosoma cruzi infection and electrocardiographic findings among active manual workers. A population-based study in central Brazil. Int J Epidemiol. 1990 Mar; 19(1):182-6. PMID: 2112518.
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    59. Zicker F, Smith PG, Luquetti AO, Oliveira OS. Mass screening for Trypanosoma cruzi infections using the immunofluorescence, ELISA and haemagglutination tests on serum samples and on blood eluates from filter-paper. Bull World Health Organ. 1990; 68(4):465-71. PMID: 2119903.
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    60. de Andrade JG, Pinto RN, de Andrade AL, Martelli CM, Zicker F. [Bacteriologic study of abscesses caused by bites of snakes of the genus Bothrops]. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 1989 Nov-Dec; 31(6):363-7. PMID: 2640511.
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    61. Zicker F, Oliveira RM, Luquetti AO, Oliveira OS, Smith PG. Seroprevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi infection among unskilled urban workers in central Brazil. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1989 Jul-Aug; 83(4):511-3. PMID: 2515628.
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    62. de Andrade AL, Martelli CM, Sousa LC, de Sousa MA, Zicker F. [Seroprevalence and risk factors for syphilis in prisoners in Goiás, Brazil]. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 1989 May-Jun; 31(3):177-82. PMID: 2617013.
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    63. de Andrade AL, Martelli CM, Pinheiro ED, Santana CL, Borges FP, Zicker F. [Serologic screening of infectious diseases in blood banks as an indicator of morbidity in the population]. Rev Saude Publica. 1989 Feb; 23(1):20-5. PMID: 2510247.
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    64. Zicker F. Chagas' disease and social security. A case-control study in an urban area, Goiás, Brazil. Rev Saude Publica. 1988 Aug; 22(4):281-7. PMID: 3241951.
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    65. de Lima e Costa MF, Rocha RS, Zicker F, Katz N. Evolution of schistosomiasis in an hyperendemic area of the Minas Gerais State: two cross-sectional studies. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 1985 Sep-Oct; 27(5):279-85. PMID: 3938861.
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    66. de Lima e Costa MF, Rocha RS, Zicker F, Katz N. Schistosomiasis clinical evolution in relation to the Schistosoma mansoni egg count in a Brazilian endemic area. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1985; 79(4):560. PMID: 3936246.
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    67. Katz N, Zicker F, Rocha RS, Oliveira VB. Re-infection of patients in schistosomiasis mansoni endemic areas after specific treatment. I--influence of age and worm burden. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 1978 Sep-Oct; 20(5):273-8. PMID: 725427.
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    68. Zicker F, Katz N, Wolf J. [Evaluation of the hatching test for eggs of Schistosoma mansoni]. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 1977 May-Jun; 19(3):202-7. PMID: 601429.
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    69. Katz N, Zicker F, Pereira JP. Field trials with oxamniquine in a Schistosomiasis mansoni-endemic area. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1977 Mar; 26(2):234-7. PMID: 848645.
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    70. Katz N, Grinbaum E, Chaves A, Zicker F, Pellegrino J. Clinical trials with oxamniquine, by oral route, in schistosomiasis mansoni. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 1976 Sep-Oct; 18(5):371-7. PMID: 794980.
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    71. Katz N, Antunes CM, Zicker F. Clinical trials with pyrantel pamoate on intestinal helminths on urban and rural areas. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 1973 Sep-Oct; 15(5):331-9. PMID: 4789191.
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    72. Katz N, Pellegrino J, Grinbaum E, Chaves A, Zicker F. Preliminary clinical trials with oxamniquine, a new antischistosomal agent. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 1973 Jan-Feb; 15(1):25-9. PMID: 4574207.
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    73. Katz N, Zicker F, Chaves A, Antunes CM. Clinical trials with pyrantel pamoate in intestinal parasitoses. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 1972 May-Jun; 14(3):212-21. PMID: 5069918.
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