P J Guerin

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Malaria: current status of control, diagnosis, treatment, and a proposed agenda for research and development
    Philippe J Guerin
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway
    Lancet Infect Dis 2:564-73. 2002
  2. pmc World Antimalarial Resistance Network I: clinical efficacy of antimalarial drugs
    Ric N Price
    International Health Program, Menzies School of Health Research and Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
    Malar J 6:119. 2007
  3. pmc Emergence of new Salmonella Enteritidis phage types in Europe? Surveillance of infections in returning travellers
    Karin Nygard
    European Programme of Intervention Epidemiology Training, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, 171 82 Solna, Sweden
    BMC Med 2:32. 2004
  4. pmc Gastro-enteritis outbreak among Nordic patients with psoriasis in a health centre in Gran Canaria, Spain: a cohort study
    Hanne M Eriksen
    European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training, Stocholm, Sweden
    BMC Infect Dis 4:45. 2004
  5. pmc Outbreak of Salmonella Livingstone infection in Norway and Sweden due to contaminated processed fish products
    P J Guerin
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Epidemiol Infect 132:889-95. 2004
  6. pmc Immunogenicity of fractional doses of tetravalent a/c/y/w135 meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine: results from a randomized non-inferiority controlled trial in Uganda
    Philippe J Guerin
    Epicentre, Paris, France
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2:e342. 2008
  7. pmc Using European travellers as an early alert to detect emerging pathogens in countries with limited laboratory resources
    Philippe J Guerin
    Division of Infectious Disease Control, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    BMC Public Health 7:8. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Case management of a multidrug-resistant Shigella dysenteriae serotype 1 outbreak in a crisis context in Sierra Leone, 1999-2000
    P J Guerin
    Epicentre, 8 rue Saint Sabin, 75011 Paris, France
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 98:635-43. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Shigella dysenteriae serotype 1 in west Africa: intervention strategy for an outbreak in Sierra Leone
    Philippe J Guerin
    Division of Infectious Disease Control, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Lancet 362:705-6. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Emerging Salmonella Enteritidis anaerogenic phage type 14b: outbreak in Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish travellers returning from Greece
    P J Guerin
    Division of Infectious Disease Control, Norwegian Institute of Public Health FHI, Oslo, Norway
    Euro Surveill 11:61-6. 2006

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Publications43

  1. ncbi request reprint Malaria: current status of control, diagnosis, treatment, and a proposed agenda for research and development
    Philippe J Guerin
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway
    Lancet Infect Dis 2:564-73. 2002
    ..Evidence on these approaches should provide national governments and international donors with the cost-benefit information that would justify much-needed increases in global support for appropriate and effective malaria control...
  2. pmc World Antimalarial Resistance Network I: clinical efficacy of antimalarial drugs
    Ric N Price
    International Health Program, Menzies School of Health Research and Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
    Malar J 6:119. 2007
    ..This resource will help guide rational drug policies that optimize antimalarial drug use, in the hope that the emergence and spread of resistance to new drugs can be, if not prevented, at least delayed...
  3. pmc Emergence of new Salmonella Enteritidis phage types in Europe? Surveillance of infections in returning travellers
    Karin Nygard
    European Programme of Intervention Epidemiology Training, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, 171 82 Solna, Sweden
    BMC Med 2:32. 2004
    ..This is reflected in Salmonella infections among Swedish travellers returning from abroad. However, there are differences in phage type distribution between the countries, and this has also changed over time...
  4. pmc Gastro-enteritis outbreak among Nordic patients with psoriasis in a health centre in Gran Canaria, Spain: a cohort study
    Hanne M Eriksen
    European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training, Stocholm, Sweden
    BMC Infect Dis 4:45. 2004
    ..Patient original came from Norway, Sweden and Finland. The patient group was scheduled to stay until 8 November. A new group of patients were due to arrive from 7 November...
  5. pmc Outbreak of Salmonella Livingstone infection in Norway and Sweden due to contaminated processed fish products
    P J Guerin
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Epidemiol Infect 132:889-95. 2004
    ..Livingstone was subsequently recovered from a processed fish product at the retail level. Analysis by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis documented that isolates from the fish product belonged to the same clone as the outbreak strain...
  6. pmc Immunogenicity of fractional doses of tetravalent a/c/y/w135 meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine: results from a randomized non-inferiority controlled trial in Uganda
    Philippe J Guerin
    Epicentre, Paris, France
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2:e342. 2008
    ..Facing global vaccine shortage, we explored the use of fractional doses of a licensed A/C/Y/W135 polysaccharide meningococcal vaccine...
  7. pmc Using European travellers as an early alert to detect emerging pathogens in countries with limited laboratory resources
    Philippe J Guerin
    Division of Infectious Disease Control, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    BMC Public Health 7:8. 2007
    ..We present the results of a case study using reported cases of Shigella dysenteriae serotype 1 (Sd1) in European travellers to detect "events" of Sd1, related to either epidemic cases or endemic cases in developing countries...
  8. ncbi request reprint Case management of a multidrug-resistant Shigella dysenteriae serotype 1 outbreak in a crisis context in Sierra Leone, 1999-2000
    P J Guerin
    Epicentre, 8 rue Saint Sabin, 75011 Paris, France
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 98:635-43. 2004
    ..9%. Patients who did not have signs of severity when seen by health workers were given hygiene advice and oral rehydration salts. This strategy was effective in this complex emergency...
  9. ncbi request reprint Shigella dysenteriae serotype 1 in west Africa: intervention strategy for an outbreak in Sierra Leone
    Philippe J Guerin
    Division of Infectious Disease Control, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Lancet 362:705-6. 2003
    ..9%. A 5-day ciprofloxacin regimen, targeted to the most severe cases of bloody diarrhoea, was highly effective. This is the first time a large outbreak caused by Sd1 has been reported in west Africa...
  10. ncbi request reprint Emerging Salmonella Enteritidis anaerogenic phage type 14b: outbreak in Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish travellers returning from Greece
    P J Guerin
    Division of Infectious Disease Control, Norwegian Institute of Public Health FHI, Oslo, Norway
    Euro Surveill 11:61-6. 2006
    ..Further collaboration between national institutes of public health in Europe is needed to detect outbreaks occurring among tourists...
  11. pmc Unacceptably high mortality related to measles epidemics in Niger, Nigeria, and Chad
    R F Grais
    Epicentre, Paris, France
    PLoS Med 4:e16. 2007
    ..The objective of our study was to investigate measles mortality in three recent epidemics in Niamey (Niger), N'Djamena (Chad), and Adamawa State (Nigeria)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Estimating transmission intensity for a measles epidemic in Niamey, Niger: lessons for intervention
    R F Grais
    Epicentre, 8 rue Saint Sabin, 75011 Paris, France
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 100:867-73. 2006
    ..The spatial-temporal spread of the epidemic from district to district in Niamey over 30 weeks suggests that targeted interventions within the city could have an impact...
  13. ncbi request reprint High sensitivity and specificity of the Pastorex latex agglutination test for Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A during a clinical trial in Niger
    T Borel
    Epicentre, 8 rue St Sabin, 75011 Paris, France
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 100:964-9. 2006
    ..Sensitivity can be improved with prior microscopy where feasible. A study specifically to evaluate the Pastorex test under epidemic conditions, using laboratories with limited resources, is recommended...
  14. ncbi request reprint Added value of bleach sedimentation microscopy for diagnosis of tuberculosis: a cost-effectiveness study
    M Bonnet
    Epicentre, Paris, France
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 14:571-7. 2010
    ..Bleach sedimentation is a method used to increase the diagnostic yield of sputum microscopy for countries with a high prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and limited resources...
  15. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis treatment in a refugee and migrant population: 20 years of experience on the Thai-Burmese border
    A Minetti
    Medecins Sans Frontieres, Paris, France
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 14:1589-95. 2010
    ..Although tuberculosis (TB) is a curable disease, it remains a major global health problem and an important cause of morbidity and mortality among vulnerable populations, including refugees and migrants...
  16. doi request reprint Avidity of serogroup A meningococcal IgG antibodies after immunization with different doses of a tetravalent A/C/Y/W135 polysaccharide vaccine
    G K Barnes
    Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Scand J Immunol 74:87-94. 2011
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  17. ncbi request reprint Reducing the number of sputum samples examined and thresholds for positivity: an opportunity to optimise smear microscopy
    M Bonnet
    Epicentre, Paris, France
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 11:953-8. 2007
    ..Urban health clinic, Nairobi...
  18. pmc Research in complex humanitarian emergencies: the Médecins Sans Frontières/Epicentre experience
    Vincent Brown
    Epicentre, Paris, France
    PLoS Med 5:e89. 2008
  19. ncbi request reprint Late vaccination reinforcement during a measles epidemic in Niamey, Niger (2003-2004)
    Christine Dubray
    Epicentre, 8 rue Saint Sabin, 75011 Paris, France
    Vaccine 24:3984-9. 2006
    ..Our results highlight the benefits and limitations of vaccine reinforcement activities performed late in the epidemic...
  20. doi request reprint Bleach sedimentation: an opportunity to optimize smear microscopy for tuberculosis diagnosis in settings of high prevalence of HIV
    Maryline Bonnet
    Epicentre, Paris, France
    Clin Infect Dis 46:1710-6. 2008
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  21. doi request reprint Burden of disease and circulating serotypes of rotavirus infection in sub-Saharan Africa: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Elisabeth Sanchez-Padilla
    Epicentre, Research Unit, Paris, France
    Lancet Infect Dis 9:567-76. 2009
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  22. pmc Field evaluation of two rapid diagnostic tests for Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A during the 2006 outbreak in Niger
    Angela M C Rose
    Epicentre, Paris, France
    PLoS ONE 4:e7326. 2009
    ..Further studies are needed to evaluate its field performance, especially for different populations and other serogroups...
  23. pmc Meningitis serogroup W135 outbreak, Burkina Faso, 2002
    Nicolas Nathan
    Epicentre, Paris, France
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:920-3. 2007
    ..The highest attack rate was in children <5 years of age. We describe cases from 1 district and evaluate the performance of the Pastorex test, which had good sensitivity (84%) and specificity (89%) compared with culture or PCR...
  24. ncbi request reprint Ceftriaxone as effective as long-acting chloramphenicol in short-course treatment of meningococcal meningitis during epidemics: a randomised non-inferiority study
    N Nathan
    Epicentre, Paris, France
    Lancet 366:308-13. 2005
    ..We assessed whether the efficacy of single-dose treatment of ceftriaxone was non-inferior to that of oily chloramphenicol for epidemic meningococcal meningitis...
  25. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of FASTPlaqueTB to diagnose smear-negative tuberculosis in a peripheral clinic in Kenya
    M Bonnet
    Epicentre, Paris, France
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 13:1112-8. 2009
    ..To evaluate the performance and feasibility of FASTPlaqueTB in smear-negative tuberculosis (TB) suspects in a peripheral clinic after laboratory upgrading...
  26. pmc Exploring the time to intervene with a reactive mass vaccination campaign in measles epidemics
    R F Grais
    Epicentre, 8 rue Saint Sabin, Paris, France
    Epidemiol Infect 134:845-9. 2006
    ..Intervening with a mass campaign or in areas where cases have not yet been reported could slow the epidemic spread. The results of this preliminary analysis illustrate the importance of revisiting outbreak response plans...
  27. ncbi request reprint Communicable disease control in a migrant seasonal workers population: a case study in Norway
    P J Guerin
    Division for Infectious Disease Control, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Nydalen, Norway
    Euro Surveill 10:48-50. 2005
    ..Special attention should be given to this disadvantaged group in terms of social rights and healthcare. Preparedness plans should be improved to deal with contagious pathogens involving the seasonal migrant population...
  28. ncbi request reprint Operational response to malaria epidemics: are rapid diagnostic tests cost-effective?
    Estelle Rolland
    Epicentre, Paris, France
    Trop Med Int Health 11:398-408. 2006
    ..To compare the cost-effectiveness of malaria treatment based on presumptive diagnosis with that of malaria treatment based on rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Validation of single real-time TaqMan PCR assay for the detection and quantitation of four major genotypes of hepatitis E virus in clinical specimens
    V Enouf
    National Reference Centre for Hepatitis E, Teaching Military Hospital Val de Grace, Paris, France
    J Med Virol 78:1076-82. 2006
    ..The real-time RT-PCR assay was 10- to 100-fold sensitive than for conventional RT-PCR assays used in this study with a range quantitation from 1.8 x 10(1) to 7.2 x 10(3) RNA copies/microl in clinical samples (serum and stools)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Pharyngeal carriage of Neisseria meningitidis in 2-19-year-old individuals in Uganda
    Dominique A Caugant
    Division of Infectious Disease Control, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Nydalen, Oslo, Norway
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 100:1159-63. 2006
    ..Our study further demonstrates the geographical spread of serogroup W135 ST-11 strain and thus the potential epidemic risk...
  31. doi request reprint Prevalence, risk factors, and impact on outcome of cytomegalovirus replication in serum of Cambodian HIV-infected patients (2004-2007)
    Romain Micol
    Unité d Epidémiologie des Maladies Emergentes, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 51:486-91. 2009
    ..We estimated the prevalence of replicating CMV in sera of newly diagnosed HIV-infected Cambodian patients and examined its impact on mortality...
  32. pmc Evaluation of three parasite lactate dehydrogenase-based rapid diagnostic tests for the diagnosis of falciparum and vivax malaria
    Elizabeth A Ashley
    Epicentre, Paris, France
    Malar J 8:241. 2009
    ..In areas where non-falciparum malaria is common rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) capable of distinguishing malaria species reliably are needed. Such tests are often based on the detection of parasite lactate dehydrogenase (pLDH)...
  33. pmc A look back at an ongoing problem: Shigella dysenteriae type 1 epidemics in refugee settings in Central Africa (1993-1995)
    Solen Kerneis
    Epicentre, Paris, France
    PLoS ONE 4:e4494. 2009
    ..We also explored the links between the different types of the camps and the magnitude of the outbreaks...
  34. pmc Mortality risk among children admitted in a large-scale nutritional program in Niger, 2006
    Nael Lapidus
    Epicentre, Paris, France
    PLoS ONE 4:e4313. 2009
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  35. pmc Meningitis dipstick rapid test: evaluating diagnostic performance during an urban Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A outbreak, Burkina Faso, 2007
    Angela M C Rose
    Epicentre, Paris, France
    PLoS ONE 5:e11086. 2010
    ..Although the former is the current standard for bacterial meningitis surveillance in the meningitis belt, nested PCR performed in a certified laboratory should be used as an absolute reference when evaluating new diagnostic tests...
  36. ncbi request reprint Visceral leishmaniasis: current status of control, diagnosis, and treatment, and a proposed research and development agenda
    Philippe J Guerin
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway
    Lancet Infect Dis 2:494-501. 2002
    ..This article reviews the current situation and perspectives for diagnosis, treatment, and control of visceral leishmaniasis, and lists some priorities for research and development...
  37. pmc Prevalence and risk factors of Lassa seropositivity in inhabitants of the forest region of Guinea: a cross-sectional study
    Solen Kerneis
    Epicentre, Paris, France
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 3:e548. 2009
    ..We aimed to (i) estimate the prevalence of Lassa virus-specific IgG antibodies (LV IgG) in the human population of a rural area of Guinea, and (ii) identify risk factors for positive LV IgG...
  38. pmc Prevalence study of yaws in the Democratic Republic of Congo using the lot quality assurance sampling method
    Sibylle Gerstl
    Epicentre, Paris, France
    PLoS ONE 4:e6338. 2009
    ..We carried out a survey to estimate the village-level prevalence of yaws in the region of Equator in the north of the country in order to define appropriate strategies to effectively treat the affected population...
  39. ncbi request reprint Clonal reconquest of antibiotic-susceptible Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi in Son La Province, Vietnam
    Francois Xavier Weill
    Centre national de référence des Salmonella, Centre Collaborateur OMS de Référence et de Recherche pour les Salmonella, Unité de Biodiversité des Bactéries Pathogènes Emergentes, INSERM U389, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:1174-81. 2007
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Scaling up of highly active antiretroviral therapy in a rural district of Malawi: an effectiveness assessment
    Laurent Ferradini
    Epicentre, Paris, France
    Lancet 367:1335-42. 2006
    ..We aimed to assess the effectiveness of such a programme held by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the Chiradzulu district, Malawi...
  41. doi request reprint The dynamics of measles in sub-Saharan Africa
    Matthew J Ferrari
    Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
    Nature 451:679-84. 2008
    ..Such erratic dynamics emphasize the importance both of control strategies that address build-up of susceptible individuals and efforts to mitigate the impact of large outbreaks when they occur...
  42. ncbi request reprint Treatment options for visceral leishmaniasis: a systematic review of clinical studies done in India, 1980-2004
    Piero L Olliaro
    UNICEF UNDP World Bank WHO Special Programme on Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet Infect Dis 5:763-74. 2005
    ..India, Bangladesh, and Nepal agreed recently to undertake measures towards the elimination of visceral leishmaniasis. The lessons learnt in Bihar could help inform policy decisions both regionally and elsewhere...
  43. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of mass oral cholera vaccination in Beira, Mozambique
    Marcelino E S Lucas
    Ministry of Health, Maputo, Mozambique
    N Engl J Med 352:757-67. 2005
    ..We evaluated a mass immunization program with recombinant cholera-toxin B subunit, killed whole-cell (rBS-WC) oral cholera vaccine in Beira, Mozambique, a city where the seroprevalence of HIV is 20 to 30 percent...