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Infection dynamics

Summary of Research Interests:

  • Studies of the epidemiology and control of measles, rubella and hepatitis B virus in urban and rural Ethiopia, and of HBV in Tunisia.
  • Advancing the use of oral fluid for immune prevalence, determination in epidemiology and vaccine programme evaulation (eg measles campaigns)
  • Molecular- and immuno- epidemiological studies of respiratory syncytial virus (Kenya)and HIV/HCV (Ethiopia)
  • Rational design of immunization progammes, and design of vaccines, using mathematical models.

Research Collaborations:

  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London (Prof FT Cutts)
  • Enteric, Respiratory & Neurological Virus Research Laboratory, Central Public Health Laboratory, London (Dr DWG Brown)
  • Division of Immunity and Infection, University of Birmingham Medical School, Birmingham (Dr PA Cane)
  • Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Departments of Community Health and Paediatric and Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Institute Pasteur de Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia (Dr A ben Salah)
  • Wellcome Trust/KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medicine Research, Coast, Kilifi, Kenya