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Professor Michael David Wilson

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    1. Pi-Bansa S, Osei JHN, Kartey-Attipoe WD, Elhassan E, Agyemang D, Otoo S, Dadzie SK, Appawu MA, Wilson MD, Koudou BG, de Souza DK, Utzinger J, Boakye DA. Assessing the Presence of Wuchereria bancrofti Infections in Vectors Using Xenomonitoring in Lymphatic Filariasis Endemic Districts in Ghana. Trop Med Infect Dis. 2019 Mar 17; 4(1). PMID: 30884886.
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    2. Aboagye-Antwi F, Kwansa-Bentum B, Dadzie SK, Ahorlu CK, Appawu MA, Gyapong J, Wilson MD, Boakye DA. Transmission indices and microfilariae prevalence in human population prior to mass drug administration with ivermectin and albendazole in the Gomoa District of Ghana. Parasit Vectors. 2015 Oct 26; 8:562. PMID: 26503363.
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    3. Owusu IO, de Souza DK, Anto F, Wilson MD, Boakye DA, Bockarie MJ, Gyapong JO. Evaluation of human and mosquito based diagnostic tools for defining endpoints for elimination of Anopheles transmitted lymphatic filariasis in Ghana. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Oct; 109(10):628-35. PMID: 26385935.
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    4. Lamberton PH, Cheke RA, Winskill P, Tirados I, Walker M, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Biritwum NK, Tetteh-Kumah A, Boakye DA, Wilson MD, Post RJ, Basañez MG. Onchocerciasis transmission in Ghana: persistence under different control strategies and the role of the simuliid vectors. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Apr; 9(4):e0003688. PMID: 25897492.
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    5. Cheke RA, Basáñez MG, Perry M, White MT, Garms R, Obuobie E, Lamberton PH, Young S, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Intsiful J, Shen M, Boakye DA, Wilson MD. Potential effects of warmer worms and vectors on onchocerciasis transmission in West Africa. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2015 Apr 05; 370(1665). PMID: 25688018.
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    6. Lamberton PH, Cheke RA, Walker M, Winskill P, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Tirados I, Tetteh-Kumah A, Boakye DA, Wilson MD, Post RJ, Basáñez MG. Onchocerciasis transmission in Ghana: biting and parous rates of host-seeking sibling species of the Simulium damnosum complex. Parasit Vectors. 2014 Nov 21; 7:511. PMID: 25413569.
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    7. Amoah AS, Obeng BB, May L, Kruize YC, Larbi IA, Kabesch M, Wilson MD, Hartgers FC, Boakye DA, Yazdanbakhsh M. Urban-rural differences in the gene expression profiles of Ghanaian children. Genes Immun. 2014 Jul-Aug; 15(5):313-9. PMID: 24848931.
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    8. Kwansa-Bentum B, Aboagye-Antwi F, Otchere J, Wilson MD, Boakye DA. Implications of low-density microfilariae carriers in Anopheles transmission areas: molecular forms of Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles funestus populations in perspective. Parasit Vectors. 2014 Apr 01; 7:157. PMID: 24690378.
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    9. de Souza DK, Osei-Poku J, Blum J, Baidoo H, Brown CA, Lawson BW, Wilson MD, Bockarie MJ, Boakye DA. The epidemiology of lymphatic filariasis in Ghana, explained by the possible existence of two strains of Wuchereria bancrofti. Pan Afr Med J. 2014; 17:133. PMID: 25374638.
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    10. Nzelu CO, Kato H, Puplampu N, Desewu K, Odoom S, Wilson MD, Sakurai T, Katakura K, Boakye DA. First detection of Leishmania tropica DNA and Trypanosoma species in Sergentomyia sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) from an outbreak area of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Ghana. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Feb; 8(2):e2630. PMID: 24516676.
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    11. Post RJ, Cheke RA, Boakye DA, Wilson MD, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Tetteh-Kumah A, Lamberton PH, Crainey JL, Yaméogo L, Basáñez MG. Stability and change in the distribution of cytospecies of the Simulium damnosum complex (Diptera: Simuliidae) in southern Ghana from 1971 to 2011. Parasit Vectors. 2013 Jul 13; 6:205. PMID: 23849451.
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    12. Anyan WK, Seki T, Kumagai T, Obata-Ninomiya K, Furushima-Shimogawara R, Kwansa-Bentum B, Akao N, Bosompem KM, Boakye DA, Wilson MD, Karasuyama H, Ohta N. Basophil depletion downregulates Schistosoma mansoni egg-induced granuloma formation. Parasitol Int. 2013 Dec; 62(6):508-13. PMID: 23850838.
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    13. Wilson MD, Osei-Atweneboana M, Boakye DA, Osei-Akoto I, Obuobi E, Wiafe C, Kiszewski A. Efficacy of DEET and non-DEET-based insect repellents against bites of Simulium damnosum vectors of onchocerciasis. Med Vet Entomol. 2013 Jun; 27(2):226-31. PMID: 23167529.
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    14. de Souza DK, Koudou B, Kelly-Hope LA, Wilson MD, Bockarie MJ, Boakye DA. Diversity and transmission competence in lymphatic filariasis vectors in West Africa, and the implications for accelerated elimination of Anopheles-transmitted filariasis. Parasit Vectors. 2012 Nov 14; 5:259. PMID: 23151383.
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    15. Tchouassi DP, Quakyi IA, Addison EA, Bosompem KM, Wilson MD, Appawu MA, Brown CA, Boakye DA. Characterization of malaria transmission by vector populations for improved interventions during the dry season in the Kpone-on-Sea area of coastal Ghana. Parasit Vectors. 2012 Sep 26; 5:212. PMID: 23013551.
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    16. Ughasi J, Bekard HE, Coulibaly M, Adabie-Gomez D, Gyapong J, Appawu M, Wilson MD, Boakye DA. Mansonia africana and Mansonia uniformis are vectors in the transmission of Wuchereria bancrofti lymphatic filariasis in Ghana. Parasit Vectors. 2012 May 07; 5:89. PMID: 22564488.
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    17. Ghansah A, Rockett KA, Clark TG, Wilson MD, Koram KA, Oduro AR, Amenga-Etego L, Anyorigiya T, Hodgson A, Milligan P, Rogers WO, Kwiatkowski DP. Haplotype analyses of haemoglobin C and haemoglobin S and the dynamics of the evolutionary response to malaria in Kassena-Nankana District of Ghana. PLoS One. 2012; 7(4):e34565. PMID: 22506028.
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    18. Kwansa-Bentum B, Ayi I, Suzuki T, Otchere J, Kumagai T, Anyan WK, Osei JH, Asahi H, Ofori MF, Akao N, Wilson MD, Boakye DA, Ohta N. Plasmodium falciparum isolates from southern Ghana exhibit polymorphisms in the SERCA-type PfATPase6 though sensitive to artesunate in vitro. Malar J. 2011 Jul 11; 10:187. PMID: 21745377.
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    19. Kwansa-Bentum B, Ayi I, Suzuki T, Otchere J, Kumagai T, Anyan WK, Asahi H, Akao N, Wilson MD, Boakye DA, Ohta N. Administrative practices of health professionals and use of artesunate-amodiaquine by community members for treating uncomplicated malaria in southern Ghana: implications for artemisinin-based combination therapy deployment. Trop Med Int Health. 2011 Oct; 16(10):1215-24. PMID: 21740487.
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    20. Larbi IA, Klipstein-Grobusch K, Amoah AS, Obeng BB, Wilson MD, Yazdanbakhsh M, Boakye DA. High body mass index is not associated with atopy in schoolchildren living in rural and urban areas of Ghana. BMC Public Health. 2011 Jun 14; 11:469. PMID: 21669010.
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    21. Wilson MD, Boakye DA, Mosi L, Asiedu K. In the case of transmission of Mycobacterium ulcerans in buruli ulcer disease Acanthamoeba species stand accused. Ghana Med J. 2011 Mar; 45(1):31-4. PMID: 21572823.
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    22. Alam MT, de Souza DK, Vinayak S, Griffing SM, Poe AC, Duah NO, Ghansah A, Asamoa K, Slutsker L, Wilson MD, Barnwell JW, Udhayakumar V, Koram KA. Selective sweeps and genetic lineages of Plasmodium falciparum drug -resistant alleles in Ghana. J Infect Dis. 2011 Jan 15; 203(2):220-7. PMID: 21288822.
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    23. White BJ, Lawniczak MK, Cheng C, Coulibaly MB, Wilson MD, Sagnon N, Costantini C, Simard F, Christophides GK, Besansky NJ. Adaptive divergence between incipient species of Anopheles gambiae increases resistance to Plasmodium. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Jan 04; 108(1):244-9. PMID: 21173248.
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    24. Amuzu H, Wilson MD, Boakye DA. Studies of Anopheles gambiae s.l (Diptera: Culicidae) exhibiting different vectorial capacities in lymphatic filariasis transmission in the Gomoa district, Ghana. Parasit Vectors. 2010 Sep 14; 3:85. PMID: 20840757.
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    25. Crainey JL, Hurst J, Wilson MD, Hall A, Post RJ. Construction and characterisation of a BAC library made from field specimens of the onchocerciasis vector Simulium squamosum (Diptera: Simuliidae). Genomics. 2010 Oct; 96(4):251-7. PMID: 20603211.
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    26. Klinkenberg E, Onwona-Agyeman KA, McCall PJ, Wilson MD, Bates I, Verhoeff FH, Barnish G, Donnelly MJ. Cohort trial reveals community impact of insecticide-treated nets on malariometric indices in urban Ghana. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Jul; 104(7):496-503. PMID: 20417945.
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    27. Crainey JL, Wilson MD, Post RJ. An 18S ribosomal DNA barcode for the study of Isomermis lairdi, a parasite of the blackfly Simulium damnosum s.l. Med Vet Entomol. 2009 Sep; 23(3):238-44. PMID: 19712154.
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    28. Boakye DA, Fokam E, Ghansah A, Amakye J, Wilson MD, Brown CA. Cardiocladius oliffi (Diptera: Chironomidae) as a potential biological control agent against Simulium squamosum (Diptera: Simuliidae). Parasit Vectors. 2009 Apr 24; 2(1):20. PMID: 19393069.
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    29. Traoré S, Wilson MD, Sima A, Barro T, Diallo A, Aké A, Coulibaly S, Cheke RA, Meyer RR, Mas J, McCall PJ, Post RJ, Zouré H, Noma M, Yaméogo L, Sékétéli AV, Amazigo UV. The elimination of the onchocerciasis vector from the island of Bioko as a result of larviciding by the WHO African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control. Acta Trop. 2009 Sep; 111(3):211-8. PMID: 19619686.
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    30. Klinkenberg E, McCall P, Wilson MD, Amerasinghe FP, Donnelly MJ. Impact of urban agriculture on malaria vectors in Accra, Ghana. Malar J. 2008 Aug 04; 7:151. PMID: 18680565.
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    31. Hartgers FC, Obeng BB, Kruize YC, Duijvestein M, de Breij A, Amoah A, Larbi IA, van Ree R, Wilson MD, Rodrigues LC, Boakye DA, Yazdanbakhsh M. Lower expression of TLR2 and SOCS-3 is associated with Schistosoma haematobium infection and with lower risk for allergic reactivity in children living in a rural area in Ghana. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2008 Apr 16; 2(4):e227. PMID: 18414649.
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    32. Boakye DA, Baidoo HA, Glah E, Brown C, Appawu M, Wilson MD. Monitoring lymphatic filariasis interventions: Adult mosquito sampling, and improved PCR - based pool screening method for Wuchereria bancrofti infection in Anopheles mosquitoes. Filaria J. 2007 Nov 29; 6:13. PMID: 18047647.
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    33. Midega JT, Mbogo CM, Mwnambi H, Wilson MD, Ojwang G, Mwangangi JM, Nzovu JG, Githure JI, Yan G, Beier JC. Estimating dispersal and survival of Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles funestus along the Kenyan coast by using mark-release-recapture methods. J Med Entomol. 2007 Nov; 44(6):923-9. PMID: 18047189.
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    34. Duah NO, Wilson MD, Ghansah A, Abuaku B, Edoh D, Quashie NB, Koram KA. Mutations in Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine resistance transporter and multidrug resistance genes, and treatment outcomes in Ghanaian children with uncomplicated malaria. J Trop Pediatr. 2007 Feb; 53(1):27-31. PMID: 17158810.
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    35. Yawson AE, Weetman D, Wilson MD, Donnelly MJ. Ecological zones rather than molecular forms predict genetic differentiation in the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae s.s. in Ghana. Genetics. 2007 Feb; 175(2):751-61. PMID: 17110481.
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    36. Fryauff DJ, Hanafi HA, Klena JD, Hoel DF, Appawu M, Rogers W, Puplampu N, Odoom S, Kweku M, Koram K, Wilson MD, Raczniak G, Boakye D. Short report: ITS-1 DNA sequence confirmation of Leishmania major as a cause of cutaneous leishmaniasis from an outbreak focus in the Ho district, southeastern Ghana. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006 Sep; 75(3):502-4. PMID: 16968929.
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    37. Klinkenberg E, McCall PJ, Wilson MD, Akoto AO, Amerasinghe FP, Bates I, Verhoeff FH, Barnish G, Donnelly MJ. Urban malaria and anaemia in children: a cross-sectional survey in two cities of Ghana. Trop Med Int Health. 2006 May; 11(5):578-88. PMID: 16640609.
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    38. Wilson MD, Akpabey FJ, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Boakye DA, Ocran M, Kurtak DC, Cheke RA, Mensah GE, Birkhold D, Cibulsky R. Field and laboratory studies on water conditions affecting the potency of VectoBac (Bacillus thuringiensis serotype H-14) against larvae of the blackfly, Simulium damnosum. Med Vet Entomol. 2005 Dec; 19(4):404-12. PMID: 16336305.
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    39. Klinkenberg E, McCall PJ, Hastings IM, Wilson MD, Amerasinghe FP, Donnelly MJ. Malaria and irrigated crops, Accra, Ghana. Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 Aug; 11(8):1290-3. PMID: 16102322.
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    40. Hadis M, Wilson MD, Cobblah M, Boakye DA. Cytotaxonomic description of Simulium kaffaense, a new member of the S. damnosum complex (Diptera: Simuliidae) from south-western Ethiopia. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2005 Apr; 99(3):267-91. PMID: 15829136.
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    41. Yawson AE, McCall PJ, Wilson MD, Donnelly MJ. Species abundance and insecticide resistance of Anopheles gambiae in selected areas of Ghana and Burkina Faso. Med Vet Entomol. 2004 Dec; 18(4):372-7. PMID: 15642004.
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    42. Boakye DA, Wilson MD, Appawu MA, Gyapong J. Vector competence, for Wuchereria bancrofti, of the Anopheles populations in the Bongo district of Ghana. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2004 Jul; 98(5):501-8. PMID: 15257800.
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    43. Mank R, Wilson MD, Rubio JM, Post RJ. A molecular marker for the identification of Simulium squamosum (Diptera: Simuliidae). Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2004 Mar; 98(2):197-208. PMID: 15035730.
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    44. Post RJ, Flook PK, Millest AL, Cheke RA, McCall PJ, Wilson MD, Mustapha M, Somiari S, Davies JB, Mank RA, Geenen P, Enyong P, Sima A, Mas J. Cytotaxonomy, morphology and molecular systematics of the Bioko form of Simulium yahense (Diptera: Simuliidae). Bull Entomol Res. 2003 Apr; 93(2):145-57. PMID: 12699536.
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    45. Morales-Hojas R, Post RJ, Wilson MD, Cheke RA. Completion of the sequence of the nuclear ribosomal DNA subunit of Simulium sanctipauli, with descriptions of the 18S, 28S genes and the IGS. Med Vet Entomol. 2002 Dec; 16(4):386-94. PMID: 12510891.
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    46. Morales-Hojas R, Post RJ, Cheke RA, Wilson MD. Assessment of rDNA IGS as a molecular marker in the Simulium damnosum complex. Med Vet Entomol. 2002 Dec; 16(4):395-403. PMID: 12510892.
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    47. Wilson MD, Cheke RA, Flasse SP, Grist S, Osei-Ateweneboana MY, Tetteh-Kumah A, Fiasorgbor GK, Jolliffe FR, Boakye DA, Hougard JM, Yameogo L, Post RJ. Deforestation and the spatio-temporal distribution of savannah and forest members of the Simulium damnosum complex in southern Ghana and south-western Togo. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2002 Nov-Dec; 96(6):632-9. PMID: 12625139.
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    48. Ofosu-Okyere A, Mackinnon MJ, Sowa MP, Koram KA, Nkrumah F, Osei YD, Hill WG, Wilson MD, Arnot DE. Novel Plasmodium falciparum clones and rising clone multiplicities are associated with the increase in malaria morbidity in Ghanaian children during the transition into the high transmission season. Parasitology. 2001 Aug; 123(Pt 2):113-23. PMID: 11510676.
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    49. Appawu MA, Dadzie SK, Baffoe-Wilmot A, Wilson MD. Lymphatic filariasis in Ghana: entomological investigation of transmission dynamics and intensity in communities served by irrigation systems in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Trop Med Int Health. 2001 Jul; 6(7):511-6. PMID: 11469943.
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    50. Osei-Atweneboana MY, Wilson MD, Post RJ, Boakye DA. Temephos-resistant larvae of Simulium sanctipauli associated with a distinctive new chromosome inversion in untreated rivers of south-western Ghana. Med Vet Entomol. 2001 Mar; 15(1):113-6. PMID: 11297095.
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    51. Higazi TB, Boakye DA, Wilson MD, Mahmoud BM, Baraka OZ, Mukhtar MM, Unnasch TR. Cytotaxonomic and molecular analysis of Simulium (Edwardsellum) damnosum sensu lato (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Abu Hamed, Sudan. J Med Entomol. 2000 Jul; 37(4):547-53. PMID: 10916295.
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    52. Wilson MD, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Boakye DA, McCall PJ. Improved survival and oviposition of Simulium damnosum (Diptera: Simuliidae) in the laboratory. Bull Entomol Res. 2000 Jun; 90(3):285-9. PMID: 10996869.
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    53. Wilson MD, Ofosu-Okyere A, Okoli AU, McCall PJ, Snounou G. Direct comparison of microscopy and polymerase chain reaction for the detection of Plasmodium sporozoites in salivary glands of mosquitoes. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1998 Sep-Oct; 92(5):482-3. PMID: 9861357.
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    54. McCall PJ, Cheke RA, Wilson MD, Post RJ, Flook PK, Mank R, Sima A, Mas J. Distribution of the Simulium damnosum complex on Bioko island, Equatorial Guinea, and the potential for onchocerciasis elimination by vector eradication. Med Vet Entomol. 1998 Jul; 12(3):267-75. PMID: 9737598.
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    55. Mafuyai HB, Wilson MD, Post RJ. Morphological differentiation of adult females of the Simulium damnosum complex from Nigeria. Med Vet Entomol. 1996 Apr; 10(2):190-2. PMID: 8744715.
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    56. Mannino DM, Ruben S, Holschuh FC, Holschuh TC, Wilson MD, Holschuh T. Emergency department visits and hospitalizations for respiratory disease on the island of Hawaii, 1981 to 1991. Hawaii Med J. 1996 Mar; 55(3):48-54. PMID: 8882554.
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    57. Wilson MD, Post RJ, Gomulski LM. Multivariate morphotaxonomy in the identification of adult females of the Simulium damnosum Theobald complex (Diptera: Simuliidae) in the Onchocerciasis Control Programme area of West Africa. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 1993 Feb; 87(1):65-82. PMID: 8346992.
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    58. Wilson MD, Post RJ, Boakye DA. Studies on environmentally-induced colour variation in Simulium sirbanum (Diptera: Simuliidae) using a portable rearing system. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 1992 Apr; 86(2):169-74. PMID: 1417208.
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    59. Baker RH, Guillet P, Sékétéli A, Poudiougo P, Boakye D, Wilson MD, Bissan Y. Progress in controlling the reinvasion of windborne vectors into the western area of the Onchocerciasis Control Programme in West Africa. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 1990 Jun 30; 328(1251):731-47, discussion 747-50. PMID: 1976266.
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