ABDULLAH BROOKS

Summary

Affiliation: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research
Country: Bangladesh

Publications

  1. pmc Bacteremic typhoid fever in children in an urban slum, Bangladesh
    W Abdullah Brooks
    ICDDR, B Centre for Health and Population Research, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:326-9. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Burden of typhoid and paratyphoid fever in a densely populated urban community, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Aliya Naheed
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, 68 Shaheed Tajuddin Sharani, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Int J Infect Dis 14:e93-9. 2010
  3. pmc Prevalence and risk factors of hepatitis B and C virus infections in an impoverished urban community in Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Hasan Ashraf
    ICDDR, B International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, 68 Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Sarani, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    BMC Infect Dis 10:208. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Zinc for severe pneumonia in very young children: double-blind placebo-controlled trial
    W Abdullah Brooks
    Centre for Health and Population Research, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, GPO Box 128 Mohakhali, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
    Lancet 363:1683-8. 2004
  5. pmc Human metapneumovirus infection among children, Bangladesh
    W Abdullah Brooks
    ICDDR, B Division of Health Systems and Infectious Diseases, GPO Box 128 Mohakhali, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1611-3. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Invasive pneumococcal disease burden and implications for vaccine policy in urban Bangladesh
    W Abdullah Brooks
    ICDDR, B, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 77:795-801. 2007
  7. pmc Avian influenza virus A (H5N1), detected through routine surveillance, in child, Bangladesh
    W Abdullah Brooks
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:1311-3. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Influenza is a major contributor to childhood pneumonia in a tropical developing country
    W Abdullah Brooks
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 29:216-21. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Effect of weekly zinc supplements on incidence of pneumonia and diarrhoea in children younger than 2 years in an urban, low-income population in Bangladesh: randomised controlled trial
    W Abdullah Brooks
    The Centre for Health and Population Research, International Centre for Diarrhoea Disease Research, Mohakhali Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
    Lancet 366:999-1004. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint A low-cost approach to measure the burden of vaccine preventable diseases in urban areas
    Stephen P Luby
    International Centre for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Vaccine 28:4903-12. 2010

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Publications31

  1. pmc Bacteremic typhoid fever in children in an urban slum, Bangladesh
    W Abdullah Brooks
    ICDDR, B Centre for Health and Population Research, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:326-9. 2005
    ..The relative risk for preschool children compared with older persons was 8.9. Our regression model showed that these children were clinically ill, which suggests a role for preschool immunization...
  2. doi request reprint Burden of typhoid and paratyphoid fever in a densely populated urban community, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Aliya Naheed
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, 68 Shaheed Tajuddin Sharani, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Int J Infect Dis 14:e93-9. 2010
    ..We conducted blood culture surveillance to estimate the incidence of typhoid and paratyphoid fever among urban slum residents in Dhaka, Bangladesh...
  3. pmc Prevalence and risk factors of hepatitis B and C virus infections in an impoverished urban community in Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Hasan Ashraf
    ICDDR, B International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, 68 Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Sarani, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    BMC Infect Dis 10:208. 2010
    ..Also there is lack of information on their prevalence among the general population. So, a population-based serological survey was conducted in Dhaka to determine the prevalence and risk factors of HBV and HCV infections...
  4. ncbi request reprint Zinc for severe pneumonia in very young children: double-blind placebo-controlled trial
    W Abdullah Brooks
    Centre for Health and Population Research, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, GPO Box 128 Mohakhali, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
    Lancet 363:1683-8. 2004
    ..Early reversal of severity signs--chest indrawing, hypoxia, and tachypnoea--improves outcome. We postulated that zinc, an acute phase reactant, would shorten duration of severe pneumonia and time in hospital...
  5. pmc Human metapneumovirus infection among children, Bangladesh
    W Abdullah Brooks
    ICDDR, B Division of Health Systems and Infectious Diseases, GPO Box 128 Mohakhali, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1611-3. 2007
    ..HMPV was the most common single virus identified among febrile children and appears to contribute to the high rates of illness in this population...
  6. ncbi request reprint Invasive pneumococcal disease burden and implications for vaccine policy in urban Bangladesh
    W Abdullah Brooks
    ICDDR, B, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 77:795-801. 2007
    ..9%, 82.4%, 14.7%, and 24.1%, respectively. Current conjugate vaccines should substantially reduce IPD, childhood pneumonia, and antimicrobial resistance in Bangladesh...
  7. pmc Avian influenza virus A (H5N1), detected through routine surveillance, in child, Bangladesh
    W Abdullah Brooks
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:1311-3. 2009
    ..The virus was of the same clade and phylogenetic subgroup as that circulating among poultry during the period. This case illustrates the value of routine surveillance for detection of novel influenza virus...
  8. doi request reprint Influenza is a major contributor to childhood pneumonia in a tropical developing country
    W Abdullah Brooks
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 29:216-21. 2010
    ..The role of influenza in childhood pneumonia in tropical developing countries is poorly understood. We undertook population-based surveillance among low-income urban preschool children to determine its role in childhood pneumonia...
  9. ncbi request reprint Effect of weekly zinc supplements on incidence of pneumonia and diarrhoea in children younger than 2 years in an urban, low-income population in Bangladesh: randomised controlled trial
    W Abdullah Brooks
    The Centre for Health and Population Research, International Centre for Diarrhoea Disease Research, Mohakhali Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
    Lancet 366:999-1004. 2005
    ..We aimed to examine whether giving zinc weekly could prevent clinical pneumonia and diarrhoea in children younger than 2 years...
  10. ncbi request reprint A low-cost approach to measure the burden of vaccine preventable diseases in urban areas
    Stephen P Luby
    International Centre for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Vaccine 28:4903-12. 2010
    ..0 deaths per 100,000 children <5 years of age per year. This low-cost approach can provide data to support vaccine introduction and the health impact of newly introduced vaccines...
  11. doi request reprint Invasive pneumococcal disease among children in rural Bangladesh: results from a population-based surveillance
    Shams E Arifeen
    International Centre for Diarhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Clin Infect Dis 48:S103-13. 2009
    ..However, better estimates of the disease burden and reliable population-based data on serotype composition are needed for vaccine development and implementation in developing countries...
  12. doi request reprint Use of multiple surveillance modalities to assess the epidemiology of Streptococcus pneumoniae infection in Bangladesh
    Stephen P Luby
    International Centre for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Clin Infect Dis 48:S97-102. 2009
    ..Together, these data provide a strong scientific case for the importance of pneumococcal disease prevention to child health in Bangladesh and, therefore, the potential benefit of an effective vaccine...
  13. doi request reprint Multihospital surveillance of pneumonia burden among children aged <5 years hospitalized for pneumonia in Bangladesh
    Aliya Naheed
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Clin Infect Dis 48:S82-9. 2009
    ..Pneumonia contributes substantially to childhood mortality in Bangladesh. We conducted a study to characterize the disease severity and risk factors for mortality among children hospitalized for pneumonia in Bangladesh...
  14. doi request reprint Surveillance for invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae disease among hospitalized children in Bangladesh: antimicrobial susceptibility and serotype distribution
    Samir K Saha
    Department of Microbiology, Bangladesh Institute of Child Health, Dhaka Shishu Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Clin Infect Dis 48:S75-81. 2009
    ..Vaccines offer the prospect of primary disease prevention of pneumococcal disease in childhood. For introduction of such vaccines in developing countries, information about disease epidemiology is necessary...
  15. pmc Influenza in outpatient ILI case-patients in national hospital-based surveillance, Bangladesh, 2007-2008
    Rashid Uz Zaman
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    PLoS ONE 4:e8452. 2009
    ..To explore the epidemiology and seasonality of influenza throughout the country and among all age groups, we established nationally representative hospital-based surveillance necessary to guide influenza prevention and control efforts...
  16. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of zinc in young infants with acute watery diarrhea
    W Abdullah Brooks
    The Centre for Health and Population Research, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:605-10. 2005
    ..Recent studies reported that zinc significantly reduced the duration and volume of acute watery diarrhea in children aged > or = 4 mo, but there were no data specifically on infants aged < 6 mo...
  17. doi request reprint Clinical value of Tubex and Typhidot rapid diagnostic tests for typhoid fever in an urban community clinic in Bangladesh
    Aliya Naheed
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 61:381-6. 2008
    ..We conclude that the value of Tubex and Typhidot tests for typhoid fever diagnosis in a community clinic in urban Bangladesh is low...
  18. pmc In vivo expression of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi genes in the blood of patients with typhoid fever in Bangladesh
    Alaullah Sheikh
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1419. 2011
    ..Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi is the cause of typhoid fever. It is a human-restricted pathogen, and few data exist on S. Typhi gene expression in humans...
  19. pmc Causes of early childhood deaths in urban Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Amal K Halder
    Program on Infectious Diseases and Vaccine Science, International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    PLoS ONE 4:e8145. 2009
    ..The child mortality in urban Dhaka was substantially lower than the national rate. Mortality rates were not affected by recall periods between 1 and 5 years...
  20. pmc Analysis of Salmonella enterica serotype paratyphi A gene expression in the blood of bacteremic patients in Bangladesh
    Alaullah Sheikh
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e908. 2010
    ..Salmonella enterica serotype Paratyphi A is a human-restricted cause of paratyphoid fever, accounting for up to a fifth of all cases of enteric fever in Asia...
  21. pmc Interferon-γ and proliferation responses to Salmonella enterica Serotype Typhi proteins in patients with S. Typhi Bacteremia in Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Alaullah Sheikh
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1193. 2011
    ..Cellular immune responses are required to control and clear Salmonella infection. Despite this, there are limited data on cellular immune responses in humans infected with wild type S. Typhi...
  22. pmc Influenza-associated mortality in 2009 in four sentinel sites in Bangladesh
    Nusrat Homaira
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Saheed Tajuddin Ahmed Sarani, Mohakhalai, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    Bull World Health Organ 90:272-8. 2012
    ..To estimate influenza-associated mortality in Bangladesh in 2009...
  23. pmc Incidence of influenza-like illness and severe acute respiratory infection during three influenza seasons in Bangladesh, 2008-2010
    Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, 68, Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed, Sarani, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    Bull World Health Organ 90:12-9. 2012
    ..To determine how much influenza contributes to severe acute respiratory illness (SARI), a leading cause of death in children, among people of all ages in Bangladesh...
  24. pmc Infectious diseases and vaccine sciences: strategic directions
    Stephen P Luby
    ICDDR, B, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    J Health Popul Nutr 26:295-310. 2008
    ..Although services for directly-observed therapy have expanded markedly, improved case finding and involvement of private practitioners will be important to reduce the burden of disease...
  25. pmc Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi-specific immunoglobulin A antibody responses in plasma and antibody in lymphocyte supernatant specimens in Bangladeshi patients with suspected typhoid fever
    Alaullah Sheikh
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 16:1587-94. 2009
    ..It can be important for use in epidemiological studies, as well as in difficult cases involving fevers of unknown origin...
  26. doi request reprint A multinational, randomized, placebo-controlled trial to assess the immunogenicity, safety, and tolerability of live attenuated influenza vaccine coadministered with oral poliovirus vaccine in healthy young children
    Robert F Breiman
    Programme on Infectious Diseases and Vaccine Sciences, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Vaccine 27:5472-9. 2009
    ..Response rates to all influenza strains were similar in LAIV+OPV and LAIV-only recipients. Concomitant OPV and LAIV were safely administered to young children...
  27. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of zinc in the treatment of severe pneumonia in hospitalized children <2 y old
    Anuradha Bose
    Departments of Community Medicine and Child Health, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:1089-96; quiz 1207. 2006
    ..Severe pneumonia remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in undernourished young children in developing countries...
  28. pmc Leptospirosis during dengue outbreak, Bangladesh
    Regina C LaRocque
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:766-9. 2005
    ..A total of 18% of dengue-negative patients tested positive for leptospirosis. The case-fatality rate among leptospirosis patients (5%) was higher than among dengue fever patients (1.2%)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Zinc, infectious diseases, and low birth weight
    W Abdullah Brooks
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:667. 2006
  30. pmc Pneumonia research to reduce childhood mortality in the developing world
    J Anthony G Scott
    Wellcome Trust KEMRI Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya
    J Clin Invest 118:1291-300. 2008
    ..However, as we highlight here, there are critical gaps in our understanding of the epidemiology, etiology, and pathophysiology of pneumonia that, if filled, could accelerate the control of pneumonia and reduce early childhood mortality...
  31. pmc Identification of in vivo-induced bacterial protein antigens during human infection with Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi
    Jason B Harris
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Infect Immun 74:5161-8. 2006
    ..Serovar Typhi antigens identified by IVIAT warrant further evaluation for their contributions to pathogenesis, and they may have diagnostic, therapeutic, or preventive uses...