Osman Abdullahi

Summary

Affiliation: Kenya Medical Research Institute
Country: Kenya

Publications

  1. pmc The descriptive epidemiology of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae nasopharyngeal carriage in children and adults in Kilifi district, Kenya
    Osman Abdullahi
    Wellcome Trust Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kilifi, Kenya
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:59-64. 2008
  2. pmc Validation of nasopharyngeal sampling and culture techniques for detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae in children in Kenya
    Osman Abdullahi
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Program, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, P O Box 230, Kilifi, Kenya
    J Clin Microbiol 45:3408-10. 2007
  3. pmc Rates of acquisition and clearance of pneumococcal serotypes in the nasopharynges of children in Kilifi District, Kenya
    Osman Abdullahi
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya
    J Infect Dis 206:1020-9. 2012
  4. pmc Rates of acquisition of pneumococcal colonization and transmission probabilities, by serotype, among newborn infants in Kilifi District, Kenya
    Caroline C Tigoi
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya
    Clin Infect Dis 55:180-8. 2012
  5. pmc The prevalence and risk factors for pneumococcal colonization of the nasopharynx among children in Kilifi District, Kenya
    Osman Abdullahi
    Wellcome Trust Research Program, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kilifi, Kenya
    PLoS ONE 7:e30787. 2012

Collaborators

  • J Anthony G Scott
  • Caroline C Tigoi
  • John Ojal
  • Angela Karani
  • Hellen Gatakaa
  • Stella Kungu
  • Jane Jomo
  • Daisy Mugo
  • Robert Musyimi
  • Eva Wanjiru
  • Nina E Glass

Detail Information

Publications5

  1. pmc The descriptive epidemiology of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae nasopharyngeal carriage in children and adults in Kilifi district, Kenya
    Osman Abdullahi
    Wellcome Trust Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kilifi, Kenya
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:59-64. 2008
    ..In East Africa we do not know how these pathogens are transmitted between population subgroups nor which serotypes circulate commonly...
  2. pmc Validation of nasopharyngeal sampling and culture techniques for detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae in children in Kenya
    Osman Abdullahi
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Program, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, P O Box 230, Kilifi, Kenya
    J Clin Microbiol 45:3408-10. 2007
    ..Among the 55 children with positive nasal wash cultures, swab cultures were positive for 47 (85%). Of the 96 swabs positive on direct plating, 94 (98%) were positive when recultured after freezing...
  3. pmc Rates of acquisition and clearance of pneumococcal serotypes in the nasopharynges of children in Kilifi District, Kenya
    Osman Abdullahi
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya
    J Infect Dis 206:1020-9. 2012
    ..We estimated serotype-specific clearance and acquisition rates of nasopharyngeal colonization among Kenyan children...
  4. pmc Rates of acquisition of pneumococcal colonization and transmission probabilities, by serotype, among newborn infants in Kilifi District, Kenya
    Caroline C Tigoi
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya
    Clin Infect Dis 55:180-8. 2012
    ..Prior to vaccine introduction in Kenya, we did an epidemiological study to estimate the rate of pneumococcal acquisition, by serotype, in an uncolonized population...
  5. pmc The prevalence and risk factors for pneumococcal colonization of the nasopharynx among children in Kilifi District, Kenya
    Osman Abdullahi
    Wellcome Trust Research Program, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kilifi, Kenya
    PLoS ONE 7:e30787. 2012
    ..We studied the epidemiology of carriage among children 3-59 months old before vaccine introduction in Kilifi, Kenya...