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    1. Mihret W, Lema T, Merid Y, Kassu A, Abebe W, Moges B, Tenna A, Woldegebriel F, Yidnekachew M, Mekonnen W, Ahmed A, Yamuah L, Silamsaw M, Petros B, Oksnes J, Rosenqvist E, Ayele S, Aseffa A, Caugant DA, Norheim G. Surveillance of Bacterial Meningitis, Ethiopia, 2012-2013. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Jan; 22(1):75-8. PMID: 26689450.
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    2. Desai SN, Akalu Z, Teshome S, Teferi M, Yamuah L, Kim DR, Yang JS, Hussein J, Park JY, Jang MS, Mesganaw C, Taye H, Beyene D, Bedru A, Singh AP, Wierzba TF, Aseffa A. A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial Evaluating Safety and Immunogenicity of the Killed, Bivalent, Whole-Cell Oral Cholera Vaccine in Ethiopia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Sep; 93(3):527-533. PMID: 26078323.
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    3. Berg S, Schelling E, Hailu E, Firdessa R, Gumi B, Erenso G, Gadisa E, Mengistu A, Habtamu M, Hussein J, Kiros T, Bekele S, Mekonnen W, Derese Y, Zinsstag J, Ameni G, Gagneux S, Robertson BD, Tschopp R, Hewinson G, Yamuah L, Gordon SV, Aseffa A. Investigation of the high rates of extrapulmonary tuberculosis in Ethiopia reveals no single driving factor and minimal evidence for zoonotic transmission of Mycobacterium bovis infection. BMC Infect Dis. 2015 Mar 03; 15:112. PMID: 25886866.
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    4. Wedajo W, Schön T, Bedru A, Kiros T, Hailu E, Mebrahtu T, Yamuah L, Ängeby K, Werngren J, Onyebujoh P, Dagne K, Aseffa A. A 24-well plate assay for simultaneous testing of first and second line drugs against Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a high endemic setting. BMC Res Notes. 2014 Aug 10; 7:512. PMID: 25108648.
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    5. Mihret W, Yusuf L, Abebe M, Yamuah LK, Bekele L, Abate E, Wassie L, Engers H, Aseffa A. A pilot study on detection and genotyping of humanpapilloma virus isolated from clinically diagnosed Ethiopian women having cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. Ethiop Med J. 2014 Jan; Suppl 1:49-52. PMID: 24696989.
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    6. Seyoum B, Asmamaw D, Iwnetu R, Yamuah LK, Wassie L, Abebe M, Amanuel YW, Aseffa A. Characterization of the etiological agents of tuberculous lymphadenitis in Dera Woreda, North Showa, Ethiopia. Ethiop Med J. 2014 Jan; Suppl 1:7-14. PMID: 24696983.
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    7. Mihret A, Bekele Y, Aytenew M, Assefa Y, Wassie L, Abebe M, Yamuah L, Aseffa A, Howe R. Human immunodeficiency virus infection among new smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiop Med J. 2014 Jan; Suppl 1:1-6. PMID: 24696982.
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    8. Mihret W, Zenebe G, Bekele A, Abebe M, Wassie L, Yamuah LK, Woldemeskel D, Kassahun Y, Medhin G, Engers H, Aseffa A. Chronic meningitis in immunocompromised adult Ethiopians visiting Tikur Anbessa Teaching Hospital and Ye'huleshet Clinic from 2003-2004. Ethiop Med J. 2014 Jan; Suppl 1:43-8. PMID: 24696988.
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    9. Bekele S, Bekele Y, Mulatu F, Lemma T, Tilahun H, Gadisa E, Negussie S, Yamuah L, Wassie L, Abebe M, Hiletework M, Hunegnaw M, Leekassa R, Bizuneh E. Recent trends of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Alert Hospital, Addis Ababa. Ethiop Med J. 2014 Jan; Suppl 1:37-41. PMID: 24696987.
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    10. Abseno M, Aseffa A, Shimelis E, Wassie L, Abebe M, Mitikie G, Yamuah L, Ali A. Tuberculosis among Addis Ababa city bus drivers and cash collectors. Ethiop Med J. 2014 Jan; Suppl 1:31-5. PMID: 24696986.
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    11. Wassie L, Aseffa A, Abebe M, Gebeyehu MZ, Zewdie M, Mihret A, Erenso G, Chanyalew M, Tilahun H, Yamuah LK, Andersen P, Doherty MT. Parasitic infection may be associated with discordant responses to QuantiFERON and tuberculin skin test in apparently healthy children and adolescents in a tuberculosis endemic setting, Ethiopia. BMC Infect Dis. 2013 Jun 05; 13:265. PMID: 23738853.
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    12. Wassie L, Abebe M, Aseffa A, Bobosha K, Zewdie M, Chanyalew M, Yamuah LK, Cortés A, González JR, Delgado JM, Ceyhan I, Rosenkrands I, Weldingh K, Andersen P, Doherty TM. Development of a proof of concept immunochromatographic lateral flow assay for point of care diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. BMC Res Notes. 2013 May 21; 6:202. PMID: 23688126.
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    13. Firdessa R, Berg S, Hailu E, Schelling E, Gumi B, Erenso G, Gadisa E, Kiros T, Habtamu M, Hussein J, Zinsstag J, Robertson BD, Ameni G, Lohan AJ, Loftus B, Comas I, Gagneux S, Tschopp R, Yamuah L, Hewinson G, Gordon SV, Young DB, Aseffa A. Mycobacterial lineages causing pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis, Ethiopia. Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Mar; 19(3):460-3. PMID: 23622814.
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    14. Firdessa R, Tschopp R, Wubete A, Sombo M, Hailu E, Erenso G, Kiros T, Yamuah L, Vordermeier M, Hewinson RG, Young D, Gordon SV, Sahile M, Aseffa A, Berg S. High prevalence of bovine tuberculosis in dairy cattle in central ethiopia: implications for the dairy industry and public health. PLoS One. 2012; 7(12):e52851. PMID: 23285202.
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    15. Mihret A, Bekele Y, Loxton AG, Jordan AM, Yamuah L, Aseffa A, Howe R, Walzl G. Diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from new pulmonary tuberculosis cases in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Tuberc Res Treat. 2012; 2012:892079. PMID: 23227330.
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    16. Abate E, Aseffa A, El-Tayeb M, El-Hassan I, Yamuah L, Mihret W, Bekele L, Ashenafi S, El-Dawi N, Belayneh M, El-Hassan A, Engers H. Genotyping of human papillomavirus in paraffin embedded cervical tissue samples from women in Ethiopia and the Sudan. J Med Virol. 2013 Feb; 85(2):282-7. PMID: 23160919.
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    17. Gumi B, Schelling E, Firdessa R, Erenso G, Biffa D, Aseffa A, Tschopp R, Yamuah L, Young D, Zinsstag J. Low prevalence of bovine tuberculosis in Somali pastoral livestock, southeast Ethiopia. Trop Anim Health Prod. 2012 Oct; 44(7):1445-50. PMID: 22286399.
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    18. Mihret A, Bekele Y, Aytenew M, Assefa Y, Abebe M, Wassie L, Loxton GA, Yamuah L, Aseffa A, Walzl G, Howe R. Modern lineages of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: implications for the tuberculosis control programe. Afr Health Sci. 2012 Sep; 12(3):339-44. PMID: 23382750.
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    19. Dagnew AF, Hussein J, Abebe M, Zewdie M, Mihret A, Bedru A, Chanyalew M, Yamuah L, Medhin G, Bang P, Doherty TM, Hailu A, Aseffa A. Diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection in healthy young adults in a country with high tuberculosis burden and BCG vaccination at birth. BMC Res Notes. 2012 Aug 07; 5:415. PMID: 22870897.
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    20. Gadisa E, Custodio E, Cañavate C, Sordo L, Abebe Z, Nieto J, Chicharro C, Aseffa A, Yamuah L, Engers H, Moreno J, Cruz I. Usefulness of the rK39-immunochromatographic test, direct agglutination test, and leishmanin skin test for detecting asymptomatic Leishmania infection in children in a new visceral leishmaniasis focus in Amhara State, Ethiopia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 May; 86(5):792-8. PMID: 22556076.
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    21. Lema T, Woldeamanuel Y, Asrat D, Hunegnaw M, Baraki A, Kebede Y, Yamuah L, Aseffa A. The pattern of bacterial isolates and drug sensitivities of infected ulcers in patients with leprosy in ALERT, Kuyera and Gambo hospitals, Ethiopia. Lepr Rev. 2012 Mar; 83(1):40-51. PMID: 22655469.
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    22. Gumi B, Schelling E, Firdessa R, Aseffa A, Tschopp R, Yamuah L, Young D, Zinsstag J. Prevalence of bovine tuberculosis in pastoral cattle herds in the Oromia region, southern Ethiopia. Trop Anim Health Prod. 2011 Aug; 43(6):1081-7. PMID: 21499975.
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    23. Abdissa A, Asrat D, Kronvall G, Shitu B, Achiko D, Zeidan M, Yamuah LK, Aseffa A. Throat carriage rate and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of group A Streptococci (GAS) in healthy Ethiopian school children. Ethiop Med J. 2011 Apr; 49(2):125-30. PMID: 21796912.
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    24. Mekonen M, Abate E, Aseffa A, Anagaw B, Elias D, Hailu E, Idh J, Moges F, Wolde-Amanuel Y, Asrat D, Yamuah L, Britton S, Stendahl O, Schön T. Identification of drug susceptibility pattern and mycobacterial species in sputum smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients with and without HIV co-infection in north west Ethiopia. Ethiop Med J. 2010 Jul; 48(3):203-10. PMID: 21073081.
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    25. Beyene D, Lumc Franken K, Yamuah L, Aseffa A, Wiker HG, Kolk A, Engers H, Klatser P, Sviland L. Serodiagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis using a combination of antigens. J Infect Dev Ctries. 2010 Mar 08; 4(2):96-102. PMID: 20212340.
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    26. Abebe M, Doherty TM, Wassie L, Aseffa A, Bobosha K, Demissie A, Zewdie M, Engers H, Andersen P, Kim L, Huggett J, Rook G, Yamuah LK, Zumla A. Expression of apoptosis-related genes in an Ethiopian cohort study correlates with tuberculosis clinical status. Eur J Immunol. 2010 Jan; 40(1):291-301. PMID: 19877018.
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    27. Beyene D, Bergval I, Hailu E, Ashenafi S, Yamuah L, Aseffa A, Wiker HG, Engers H, Klatser P, Sviland L. Identification and genotyping of the etiological agent of tuberculous lymphadenitis in Ethiopia. J Infect Dev Ctries. 2009 Jul 01; 3(6):412-9. PMID: 19762953.
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    28. Berg S, Firdessa R, Habtamu M, Gadisa E, Mengistu A, Yamuah L, Ameni G, Vordermeier M, Robertson BD, Smith NH, Engers H, Young D, Hewinson RG, Aseffa A, Gordon SV. The burden of mycobacterial disease in ethiopian cattle: implications for public health. PLoS One. 2009; 4(4):e5068. PMID: 19352493.
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    29. Valéa I, Tinto H, Nikiema M, Yamuah L, Rouamba N, Drabo M, Guiguemde RT, d'Alessandro U. Performance of OptiMAL-IT compared to microscopy, for malaria detection in Burkina Faso. Trop Med Int Health. 2009 Mar; 14(3):338-40. PMID: 19187517.
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    30. Merid Y, Yassin MA, Yamuah L, Kumar R, Engers H, Aseffa A. Validation of bleach-treated smears for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2009 Jan; 13(1):136-41. PMID: 19105892.
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    31. Iwnetu R, van den Hombergh J, Woldeamanuel Y, Asfaw M, Gebrekirstos C, Negussie Y, Bekele T, Ashenafi S, Seyoum B, Melaku K, Yamuah L, Tilahun H, Tadesse Z, Aseffa A. Is tuberculous lymphadenitis over-diagnosed in Ethiopia? Comparative performance of diagnostic tests for mycobacterial lymphadenitis in a high-burden country. Scand J Infect Dis. 2009; 41(6-7):462-8. PMID: 19382003.
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    32. Teka H, Petros B, Yamuah L, Tesfaye G, Elhassan I, Muchohi S, Kokwaro G, Aseffa A, Engers H. Chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium vivax malaria in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia. Malar J. 2008 Oct 29; 7:220. PMID: 18959774.
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    33. Asmamaw D, Seyoum B, Makonnen E, Atsebeha H, Woldemeskel D, Yamuah L, Addus H, Aseffa A. Primary drug resistance in newly diagnosed smear positive tuberculosis patients in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiop Med J. 2008 Oct; 46(4):367-74. PMID: 19271401.
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    34. Beyene D, Ashenafi S, Yamuah L, Aseffa A, Wiker H, Engers H, Klatser P, Sviland L. Diagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis in Ethiopia: correlation with culture, histology and HIV status. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2008 Sep; 12(9):1030-6. PMID: 18713500.
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    35. Negera E, Gadisa E, Yamuah L, Engers H, Hussein J, Kuru T, Hailu A, Gedamu L, Aseffa A. Outbreak of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Silti woreda, Ethiopia: risk factor assessment and causative agent identification. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2008 Sep; 102(9):883-90. PMID: 18479722.
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    36. Yimer G, Aderaye G, Amogne W, Makonnen E, Aklillu E, Lindquist L, Yamuah L, Feleke B, Aseffa A. Anti-tuberculosis therapy-induced hepatotoxicity among Ethiopian HIV-positive and negative patients. PLoS One. 2008 Mar 19; 3(3):e1809. PMID: 18350147.
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    37. Wassie L, Demissie A, Aseffa A, Abebe M, Yamuah L, Tilahun H, Petros B, Rook G, Zumla A, Andersen P, Doherty TM. Ex vivo cytokine mRNA levels correlate with changing clinical status of ethiopian TB patients and their contacts over time. PLoS One. 2008 Jan 30; 3(1):e1522. PMID: 18231607.
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    38. Aseffa A, Bedru A, Yamuah L, Arga D, Worku A, Chandramohan D, Nelson CB, Engers HD. Safety of a trivalent meningococcal ACW135 vaccine among young children in Ethiopia. Vaccine. 2007 Sep 03; 25 Suppl 1:A79-82. PMID: 17548138.
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    39. Shimeles E, Aseffa A, Yamuah L, Tilahun H, Engers H. Knowledge and practice of private practitioners in TB control in Addis Ababa. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2006 Oct; 10(10):1172-7. PMID: 17044213.
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    40. Abdissa A, Asrat D, Kronvall G, Shittu B, Achiko D, Zeidan M, Yamuah LK, Aseffa A. High diversity of group A streptococcal emm types among healthy schoolchildren in Ethiopia. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 May 15; 42(10):1362-7. PMID: 16619146.
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    41. Okoko BJ, Yamuah LK. Household decision-making process and childhood cerebral malaria in The Gambia. Arch Med Res. 2006 Apr; 37(3):399-402. PMID: 16513493.
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    42. Awadzi K, Edwards G, Opoku NO, Ardrey AE, Favager S, Addy ET, Attah SK, Yamuah LK, Quartey BT. The safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of levamisole alone, levamisole plus ivermectin, and levamisole plus albendazole, and their efficacy against Onchocerca volvulus. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2004 Sep; 98(6):595-614. PMID: 15324466.
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    43. Okoko BJ, Wesumperuma HL, Fern J, Yamuah LK, Hart CA. The transplacental transfer of IgG subclasses: influence of prematurity and low birthweight in the Gambian population. Ann Trop Paediatr. 2002 Dec; 22(4):325-32. PMID: 12530282.
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    44. Okoko BJ, Ota MO, Yamuah LK, Idiong D, Mkpanam SN, Avieka A, Banya WA, Osinusi K. Influence of placental malaria infection on foetal outcome in the Gambia: twenty years after Ian Mcgregor. J Health Popul Nutr. 2002 Mar; 20(1):4-11. PMID: 12022158.
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    45. Bojang KA, Milligan PJ, Pinder M, Vigneron L, Alloueche A, Kester KE, Ballou WR, Conway DJ, Reece WH, Gothard P, Yamuah L, Delchambre M, Voss G, Greenwood BM, Hill A, McAdam KP, Tornieporth N, Cohen JD, Doherty T. Efficacy of RTS,S/AS02 malaria vaccine against Plasmodium falciparum infection in semi-immune adult men in The Gambia: a randomised trial. Lancet. 2001 Dec 08; 358(9297):1927-34. PMID: 11747915.
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    46. O'Donovan D, Ariyoshi K, Milligan P, Ota M, Yamuah L, Sarge-Njie R, Whittle H. Maternal plasma viral RNA levels determine marked differences in mother-to-child transmission rates of HIV-1 and HIV-2 in The Gambia. MRC/Gambia Government/University College London Medical School working group on mother-child transmission of HIV. AIDS. 2000 Mar 10; 14(4):441-8. PMID: 10770548.
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    47. Ota MO, O'Donovan D, Alabi AS, Milligan P, Yamuah LK, N'Gom PT, Harding E, Ariyoshi K, Wilkins A, Whittle HC. Maternal HIV-1 and HIV-2 infection and child survival in The Gambia. AIDS. 2000 Mar 10; 14(4):435-9. PMID: 10770547.
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    48. Ota MO, O'Donovan D, Marchant A, Yamuah L, Harding E, Jaffar S, McAdam KP, Corrah T, Whittle H. HIV-negative infants born to HIV-1 but not HIV-2-positive mothers fail to develop a Bacillus Calmette-Guérin scar. AIDS. 1999 May 28; 13(8):996-8. PMID: 10371185.
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