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    1. Mwinzi PN, Muchiri G, Wiegand RE, Omedo M, Abudho B, Karanja DM, Montgomery SP, Secor WE. Predictive Value of School-Aged Children's Schistosomiasis Prevalence and Egg Intensity for Other Age Groups in Western Kenya. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Dec; 93(6):1311-7. PMID: 26416108.
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    2. Bisung E, Elliott SJ, Abudho B, Karanja DM, Schuster-Wallace CJ. Using Photovoice as a Community Based Participatory Research Tool for Changing Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Behaviours in Usoma, Kenya. Biomed Res Int. 2015; 2015:903025. PMID: 26380305; PMCID: PMC4561937.
    3. Meurs L, Brienen E, Mbow M, Ochola EA, Mboup S, Karanja DM, Secor WE, Polman K, van Lieshout L. Is PCR the Next Reference Standard for the Diagnosis of Schistosoma in Stool? A Comparison with Microscopy in Senegal and Kenya. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015; 9(7):e0003959. PMID: 26217948; PMCID: PMC4517772.
    4. Corstjens PL, Nyakundi RK, de Dood CJ, Kariuki TM, Ochola EA, Karanja DM, Mwinzi PN, van Dam GJ. Improved sensitivity of the urine CAA lateral-flow assay for diagnosing active Schistosoma infections by using larger sample volumes. Parasit Vectors. 2015 Apr 22; 8:241. PMID: 25896512; PMCID: PMC4418045.
    5. Worrell CM, Bartoces M, Karanja DM, Ochola EA, Matete DO, Mwinzi PN, Montgomery SP, Secor WE. Cost analysis of tests for the detection of Schistosoma mansoni infection in children in western Kenya. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Jun; 92(6):1233-9. PMID: 25870422; PMCID: PMC4457354.
    6. Foo KT, Blackstock AJ, Ochola EA, Matete DO, Mwinzi PN, Montgomery SP, Karanja DM, Secor WE. Evaluation of point-of-contact circulating cathodic antigen assays for the detection of Schistosoma mansoni infection in low-, moderate-, and high-prevalence schools in western Kenya. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Jun; 92(6):1227-32. PMID: 25870418; PMCID: PMC4458830.
    7. Bisung E, Elliott SJ, Abudho B, Schuster-Wallace CJ, Karanja DM. Dreaming of toilets: using photovoice to explore knowledge, attitudes and practices around water-health linkages in rural Kenya. Health Place. 2015 Jan; 31:208-15. PMID: 25576836.
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    8. Bisung E, Elliott SJ, Schuster-Wallace CJ, Karanja DM, Bernard A. Social capital, collective action and access to water in rural Kenya. Soc Sci Med. 2014 Oct; 119:147-54. PMID: 25181474.
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    9. Won KY, Abudho B, Blackstock AJ, Montgomery SP, Kennedy ED, Person B, Mwinzi PN, Ochola EA, Foo KT, Hightower AW, Karanja DM, Secor WE. Assessment of quality of life as a tool for measuring morbidity due to Schistosoma mansoni infection and the impact of treatment. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Feb; 90(2):322-8. PMID: 24323511; PMCID: PMC3919242.
    10. Woodhall DM, Wiegand RE, Wellman M, Matey E, Abudho B, Karanja DM, Mwinzi PM, Montgomery SP, Secor WE. Use of geospatial modeling to predict Schistosoma mansoni prevalence in Nyanza Province, Kenya. PLoS One. 2013; 8(8):e71635. PMID: 23977096; PMCID: PMC3743764.
    11. Muok EM, Simiyu EW, Ochola EA, Ng'ang'a ZW, Secor WE, Karanja DM, Mwinzi PN. Association between CD4+ T-lymphocyte counts and fecal excretion of Schistosoma mansoni eggs in patients coinfected with S. mansoni and human immunodeficiency virus before and after initiation of antiretroviral therapy. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Jul; 89(1):42-5. PMID: 23669231; PMCID: PMC3748485.
    12. Colley DG, Binder S, Campbell C, King CH, Tchuem Tchuenté LA, N'Goran EK, Erko B, Karanja DM, Kabatereine NB, van Lieshout L, Rathbun S. A five-country evaluation of a point-of-care circulating cathodic antigen urine assay for the prevalence of Schistosoma mansoni. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Mar; 88(3):426-32. PMID: 23339198; PMCID: PMC3592520.
    13. Odiere MR, Rawago FO, Ombok M, Secor WE, Karanja DM, Mwinzi PN, Lammie PJ, Won K. High prevalence of schistosomiasis in Mbita and its adjacent islands of Lake Victoria, western Kenya. Parasit Vectors. 2012 Dec 03; 5:278. PMID: 23206383; PMCID: PMC3523971.
    14. Omedo MO, Matey EJ, Awiti A, Ogutu M, Alaii J, Karanja DM, Montgomery SP, Secor WE, Mwinzi PN. Community health workers' experiences and perspectives on mass drug administration for schistosomiasis control in western Kenya: the SCORE Project. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Dec; 87(6):1065-72. PMID: 23091190; PMCID: PMC3516076.
    15. Butler SE, Muok EM, Montgomery SP, Odhiambo K, Mwinzi PM, Secor WE, Karanja DM. Mechanism of anemia in Schistosoma mansoni-infected school children in Western Kenya. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Nov; 87(5):862-7. PMID: 22987658; PMCID: PMC3516261.
    16. Samuels AM, Matey E, Mwinzi PN, Wiegand RE, Muchiri G, Ireri E, Hyde M, Montgomery SP, Karanja DM, Secor WE. Schistosoma mansoni morbidity among school-aged children: a SCORE project in Kenya. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Nov; 87(5):874-82. PMID: 22987651; PMCID: PMC3516263.
    17. Mwinzi PN, Montgomery SP, Owaga CO, Mwanje M, Muok EM, Ayisi JG, Laserson KF, Muchiri EM, Secor WE, Karanja DM. Integrated community-directed intervention for schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminths in western Kenya - a pilot study. Parasit Vectors. 2012 Aug 31; 5:182. PMID: 22937890; PMCID: PMC3447651.
    18. Opisa S, Odiere MR, Jura WG, Karanja DM, Mwinzi PN. Faecal contamination of public water sources in informal settlements of Kisumu City, western Kenya. Water Sci Technol. 2012; 66(12):2674-81. PMID: 23109585.
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    19. Opisa S, Odiere MR, Jura WG, Karanja DM, Mwinzi PN. Malacological survey and geographical distribution of vector snails for schistosomiasis within informal settlements of Kisumu City, western Kenya. Parasit Vectors. 2011 Dec 07; 4:226. PMID: 22152486; PMCID: PMC3247081.
    20. Odiere MR, Opisa S, Odhiambo G, Jura WG, Ayisi JM, Karanja DM, Mwinzi PN. Geographical distribution of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths among school children in informal settlements in Kisumu City, Western Kenya. Parasitology. 2011 Oct; 138(12):1569-77. PMID: 21679486.
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    21. Levison MM, Elliott SJ, Karanja DM, Schuster-Wallace CJ, Harrington DW. You cannot prevent a disease; you only treat diseases when they occur: knowledge, attitudes and practices to water-health in a rural Kenyan community. East Afr J Public Health. 2011 Jun; 8(2):103-11. PMID: 22066295.
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    22. Verani JR, Abudho B, Montgomery SP, Mwinzi PN, Shane HL, Butler SE, Karanja DM, Secor WE. Schistosomiasis among young children in Usoma, Kenya. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011 May; 84(5):787-91. PMID: 21540390; PMCID: PMC3083748.
    23. Manivannan B, Rawson P, Jordan TW, Karanja DM, Mwinzi PN, Secor WE, La Flamme AC. Identification of cytokeratin 18 as a biomarker of mouse and human hepatosplenic schistosomiasis. Infect Immun. 2011 May; 79(5):2051-8. PMID: 21357724; PMCID: PMC3088153.
    24. Shane HL, Verani JR, Abudho B, Montgomery SP, Blackstock AJ, Mwinzi PN, Butler SE, Karanja DM, Secor WE. Evaluation of urine CCA assays for detection of Schistosoma mansoni infection in Western Kenya. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 Jan 25; 5(1):e951. PMID: 21283613; PMCID: PMC3026766.
    25. Black CL, Muok EM, Mwinzi PN, Carter JM, Karanja DM, Secor WE, Colley DG. Increases in levels of schistosome-specific immunoglobulin E and CD23(+) B cells in a cohort of Kenyan children undergoing repeated treatment and reinfection with Schistosoma mansoni. J Infect Dis. 2010 Aug 15; 202(3):399-405. PMID: 20560767; PMCID: PMC2897938.
    26. Black CL, Mwinzi PN, Muok EM, Abudho B, Fitzsimmons CM, Dunne DW, Karanja DM, Secor WE, Colley DG. Influence of exposure history on the immunology and development of resistance to human Schistosomiasis mansoni. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2010 Mar 23; 4(3):e637. PMID: 20351784; PMCID: PMC2843635.
    27. Melman SD, Steinauer ML, Cunningham C, Kubatko LS, Mwangi IN, Wynn NB, Mutuku MW, Karanja DM, Colley DG, Black CL, Secor WE, Mkoji GM, Loker ES. Reduced susceptibility to praziquantel among naturally occurring Kenyan isolates of Schistosoma mansoni. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2009 Aug 18; 3(8):e504. PMID: 19688043; PMCID: PMC2721635.
    28. Muok EM, Mouk EM, Mwinzi PN, Black CL, Carter JM, Ng'ang'a ZW, Gicheru MM, Secor WE, Karanja DM, Colley DG. Short report: Childhood coinfections with Plasmodium falciparum and Schistosoma mansoni result in lower percentages of activated T cells and T regulatory memory cells than schistosomiasis only. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2009 Mar; 80(3):475-8. PMID: 19270301; PMCID: PMC2821587.
    29. Black CL, Steinauer ML, Mwinzi PN, Evan Secor W, Karanja DM, Colley DG. Impact of intense, longitudinal retreatment with praziquantel on cure rates of schistosomiasis mansoni in a cohort of occupationally exposed adults in western Kenya. Trop Med Int Health. 2009 Apr; 14(4):450-7. PMID: 19222824; PMCID: PMC2941893.
    30. Gatlin MR, Black CL, Mwinzi PN, Secor WE, Karanja DM, Colley DG. Association of the gene polymorphisms IFN-gamma +874, IL-13 -1055 and IL-4 -590 with patterns of reinfection with Schistosoma mansoni. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2009; 3(2):e375. PMID: 19190772; PMCID: PMC2631135.
    31. van Eijk AM, Lindblade KA, Odhiambo F, Peterson E, Rosen DH, Karanja D, Ayisi JG, Shi YP, Adazu K, Slutsker L. Geohelminth Infections among pregnant women in rural western Kenya; a cross-sectional study. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2009; 3(1):e370. PMID: 19172184; PMCID: PMC2627942.
    32. Mwinzi PN, Ganley-Leal L, Black CL, Secor WE, Karanja DM, Colley DG. Circulating CD23+ B cell subset correlates with the development of resistance to Schistosoma mansoni reinfection in occupationally exposed adults who have undergone multiple treatments. J Infect Dis. 2009 Jan 15; 199(2):272-9. PMID: 19072134; PMCID: PMC2636678.
    33. Whisler HC, Karanja DM, Shemanchuk JA, Zebold SL, Romney SV, Nielsen LT. The life history and in vivo culture of Coelomomyces utahensis (Blastocladiomycetes). J Invertebr Pathol. 2009 Jan; 100(1):40-3. PMID: 18854194.
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    34. Watanabe K, Mwinzi PN, Black CL, Muok EM, Karanja DM, Secor WE, Colley DG. T regulatory cell levels decrease in people infected with Schistosoma mansoni on effective treatment. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007 Oct; 77(4):676-82. PMID: 17978070; PMCID: PMC2602861.
    35. Ganley-Leal LM, Mwinzi PN, Cetre-Sossah CB, Andove J, Hightower AW, Karanja DM, Colley DG, Secor WE. Higher percentages of circulating mast cell precursors correlate with susceptibility to reinfection with Schistosoma mansoni. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006 Dec; 75(6):1053-7. PMID: 17172364.
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    36. Ganley-Leal LM, Mwinzi PN, Cetre-Sossah CB, Andove J, Hightower AW, Karanja DM, Colley DG, Secor WE. Correlation between eosinophils and protection against reinfection with Schistosoma mansoni and the effect of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 coinfection in humans. Infect Immun. 2006 Apr; 74(4):2169-76. PMID: 16552047; PMCID: PMC1418888.
    37. Adazu K, Lindblade KA, Rosen DH, Odhiambo F, Ofware P, Kwach J, Van Eijk AM, Decock KM, Amornkul P, Karanja D, Vulule JM, Slutsker L. Health and demographic surveillance in rural western Kenya: a platform for evaluating interventions to reduce morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2005 Dec; 73(6):1151-8. PMID: 16354829.
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    38. Morgan JA, Dejong RJ, Adeoye GO, Ansa ED, Barbosa CS, Brémond P, Cesari IM, Charbonnel N, Corrêa LR, Coulibaly G, D'Andrea PS, De Souza CP, Doenhoff MJ, File S, Idris MA, Incani RN, Jarne P, Karanja DM, Kazibwe F, Kpikpi J, Lwambo NJ, Mabaye A, Magalhães LA, Makundi A, Moné H, Mouahid G, Muchemi GM, Mungai BN, Séne M, Southgate V, Tchuenté LA, Théron A, Yousif F, Zanotti-Magalhães EM, Mkoji GM, Loker ES. Origin and diversification of the human parasite Schistosoma mansoni. Mol Ecol. 2005 Oct; 14(12):3889-902. PMID: 16202103.
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    39. Mwinzi PN, Karanja DM, Kareko I, Magak PW, Orago AS, Colley DG, Secor WE. Short report: Evaluation of hepatic fibrosis in persons co-infected with Schistosoma mansoni and human immunodeficiency virus 1. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2004 Dec; 71(6):783-6. PMID: 15642972.
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    40. Secor WE, Karanja DM, Colley DG. Interactions between schistosomiasis and human immunodeficiency virus in Western Kenya. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2004; 99(5 Suppl 1):93-5. PMID: 15486642.
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    41. Secor WE, Shah A, Mwinzi PM, Ndenga BA, Watta CO, Karanja DM. Increased density of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 coreceptors CCR5 and CXCR4 on the surfaces of CD4(+) T cells and monocytes of patients with Schistosoma mansoni infection. Infect Immun. 2003 Nov; 71(11):6668-71. PMID: 14573694; PMCID: PMC219584.
    42. Handzel T, Karanja DM, Addiss DG, Hightower AW, Rosen DH, Colley DG, Andove J, Slutsker L, Secor WE. Geographic distribution of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths in Western Kenya: implications for anthelminthic mass treatment. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2003 Sep; 69(3):318-23. PMID: 14628951.
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    43. Karanja DM, Hightower AW, Colley DG, Mwinzi PN, Galil K, Andove J, Secor WE. Resistance to reinfection with Schistosoma mansoni in occupationally exposed adults and effect of HIV-1 co-infection on susceptibility to schistosomiasis: a longitudinal study. Lancet. 2002 Aug 24; 360(9333):592-6. PMID: 12241930.
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    44. Mwinzi PN, Karanja DM, Colley DG, Orago AS, Secor WE. Cellular immune responses of schistosomiasis patients are altered by human immunodeficiency virus type 1 coinfection. J Infect Dis. 2001 Aug 15; 184(4):488-96. PMID: 11471107.
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    45. Lawn SD, Karanja DM, Mwinzia P, Andove J, Colley DG, Folks TM, Secor WE. The effect of treatment of schistosomiasis on blood plasma HIV-1 RNA concentration in coinfected individuals. AIDS. 2000 Nov 10; 14(16):2437-43. PMID: 11101053.
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    46. Karanja DM, Alaii J, Abok K, Adungo NI, Githeko AK, Seroney I, Vulule JM, Odada P, Oloo JA. Knowledge and attitudes to malaria control and acceptability of permethrin impregnated sisal curtains. East Afr Med J. 1999 Jan; 76(1):42-6. PMID: 10442148.
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    47. Karanja DM, Boyer AE, Strand M, Colley DG, Nahlen BL, Ouma JH, Secor WE. Studies on schistosomiasis in western Kenya: II. Efficacy of praziquantel for treatment of schistosomiasis in persons coinfected with human immunodeficiency virus-1. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1998 Aug; 59(2):307-11. PMID: 9715952.
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    48. Karanja DM, Colley DG, Nahlen BL, Ouma JH, Secor WE. Studies on schistosomiasis in western Kenya: I. Evidence for immune-facilitated excretion of schistosome eggs from patients with Schistosoma mansoni and human immunodeficiency virus coinfections. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1997 May; 56(5):515-21. PMID: 9180601.
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    49. Oloo A, Githeko A, Adungo N, Karanja D, Vulule J, Kisia-Abok I, Seroney I, Ayisi J, Ondijo S, Koech DK, Abdullah MS. Field trial of permethrin impregnated sisal curtains in malaria control in western Kenya. East Afr Med J. 1996 Nov; 73(11):735-40. PMID: 8997865.
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    50. Githeko AK, Adungo NI, Karanja DM, Hawley WA, Vulule JM, Seroney IK, Ofulla AV, Atieli FK, Ondijo SO, Genga IO, Odada PK, Situbi PA, Oloo JA. Some observations on the biting behavior of Anopheles gambiae s.s., Anopheles arabiensis, and Anopheles funestus and their implications for malaria control. Exp Parasitol. 1996 Apr; 82(3):306-15. PMID: 8631382.
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    51. Karanja DM, Githeko AK, Vulule JM. Small-scale field evaluation of the monomolecular surface film 'Arosurf MSF' against Anopheles arabiensis Patton. Acta Trop. 1994 Apr; 56(4):365-9. PMID: 8023759.
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