Jakob Zinsstag

Summary

Affiliation: University of Basel
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc Antibiotic susceptibility and molecular diversity of Bacillus anthracis strains in Chad: detection of a new phylogenetic subgroup
    Angaya Maho
    Laboratoire de Recherches Vétérinaires et Zootechniques, BP433 Farcha, N Djamena, Chad
    J Clin Microbiol 44:3422-5. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint The benefits of 'One Health' for pastoralists in Africa
    Helena Greter
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland and University of Basel, Switzerland
    Onderstepoort J Vet Res 81:E1-3. 2014
  3. pmc Global burden of human brucellosis: a systematic review of disease frequency
    Anna S Dean
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1865. 2012
  4. pmc Rabies diagnosis for developing countries
    Salome Dürr
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2:e206. 2008
  5. pmc Owner valuation of rabies vaccination of dogs, Chad
    Salome Dürr
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1650-2. 2008
  6. pmc Clinical manifestations of human brucellosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Anna S Dean
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1929. 2012
  7. pmc Molecular epidemiology and antibiotic susceptibility of livestock Brucella melitensis isolates from Naryn Oblast, Kyrgyzstan
    Joldoshbek Kasymbekov
    State Veterinary Department, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2047. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Mycobacterium algericum sp. nov., a novel rapidly growing species related to the Mycobacterium terrae complex and associated with goat lung lesions
    Naima Sahraoui
    Veterinary Department, University Saad Dahlab, Blida, Algeria
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 61:1870-4. 2011
  9. pmc Retinol assessment among women and children in sahelian mobile pastoralists
    M Bechir
    Centre National de Nutrition et de Technologie Alimentaire du Ministère de la Santé Publique au Tchad, N Djamena, Chad
    Ecohealth 9:113-21. 2012
  10. pmc Representative seroprevalences of brucellosis in humans and livestock in Kyrgyzstan
    Bassirou Bonfoh
    Centre suisse de recherches scientifiques en Côte d Ivoire, Ivory Coast
    Ecohealth 9:132-8. 2012

Detail Information

Publications82

  1. pmc Antibiotic susceptibility and molecular diversity of Bacillus anthracis strains in Chad: detection of a new phylogenetic subgroup
    Angaya Maho
    Laboratoire de Recherches Vétérinaires et Zootechniques, BP433 Farcha, N Djamena, Chad
    J Clin Microbiol 44:3422-5. 2006
    ..We identified two unique genotypes that represent a novel genetic lineage in the A cluster. Chadian isolates were susceptible to 11 antibiotics and free of 94 antibiotic resistance genes...
  2. ncbi request reprint The benefits of 'One Health' for pastoralists in Africa
    Helena Greter
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland and University of Basel, Switzerland
    Onderstepoort J Vet Res 81:E1-3. 2014
    ..Pastoralists prefer a 'one health' approach and therefore contribute toward the validation of this concept by showing real added value of the cooperation between human and animal health services. ..
  3. pmc Global burden of human brucellosis: a systematic review of disease frequency
    Anna S Dean
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1865. 2012
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  4. pmc Rabies diagnosis for developing countries
    Salome Dürr
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2:e206. 2008
    ..The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Atlanta, United States of America) developed a histochemical test using low-cost light microscopy, the direct rapid immunohistochemical test (dRIT)...
  5. pmc Owner valuation of rabies vaccination of dogs, Chad
    Salome Dürr
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1650-2. 2008
    ..Owners would pay approximately 400-700 CFA francs (US $0.78-$1.36)/animal. To vaccinate >or=70% of dogs, and thus interrupt rabies transmission, health officials should substantially subsidize these vaccinations...
  6. pmc Clinical manifestations of human brucellosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Anna S Dean
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1929. 2012
    ..The objectives of this systematic review, commissioned by WHO, were to assess the frequency and severity of clinical manifestations of human brucellosis, in view of specifying a disability weight for a DALY calculation...
  7. pmc Molecular epidemiology and antibiotic susceptibility of livestock Brucella melitensis isolates from Naryn Oblast, Kyrgyzstan
    Joldoshbek Kasymbekov
    State Veterinary Department, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2047. 2013
    ..We identified and confirmed transmission of B. melitensis to cattle and a close genetic relationship between B. melitensis strains isolated from sheep sharing the same pasture...
  8. ncbi request reprint Mycobacterium algericum sp. nov., a novel rapidly growing species related to the Mycobacterium terrae complex and associated with goat lung lesions
    Naima Sahraoui
    Veterinary Department, University Saad Dahlab, Blida, Algeria
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 61:1870-4. 2011
    ..We propose the name Mycobacterium algericum sp. nov. for this novel species. The type strain is TBE 500028/10(T) ( = Bejaia(T) = CIP 110121(T) = DSM 45454(T))...
  9. pmc Retinol assessment among women and children in sahelian mobile pastoralists
    M Bechir
    Centre National de Nutrition et de Technologie Alimentaire du Ministère de la Santé Publique au Tchad, N Djamena, Chad
    Ecohealth 9:113-21. 2012
    ..This study shows the feasibility of portable retinol and β-carotene measurement in human blood as well as human and animal milk under remote field conditions, but the approach requires further validation...
  10. pmc Representative seroprevalences of brucellosis in humans and livestock in Kyrgyzstan
    Bassirou Bonfoh
    Centre suisse de recherches scientifiques en Côte d Ivoire, Ivory Coast
    Ecohealth 9:132-8. 2012
    ..In conclusion, this study confirms the high seroprevalence of brucellosis in Kyrgyzstan and warrants rapid effective intervention, among others, by mass vaccination of sheep and goats but also of cattle...
  11. pmc Parasitic infections, anemia and malnutrition among rural settled and mobile pastoralist mothers and their children in Chad
    M Bechir
    Centre National de Nutrition et de Technologie Alimentaire du Ministère de la Santé Publique au Tchad, N Djamena, Chad
    Ecohealth 9:122-31. 2012
    ..In subjects infected with Plasmodium, all women and 54% (CI 22-85) of children were anemic. Malnutrition was significantly associated with anemia in mothers and with selected intestinal parasites, anemia and age in their children...
  12. pmc A one health framework for estimating the economic costs of zoonotic diseases on society
    Clare Narrod
    Joint Instirtute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
    Ecohealth 9:150-62. 2012
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  13. pmc Zoonotic transmission of tuberculosis between pastoralists and their livestock in South-East Ethiopia
    Balako Gumi
    Jimma University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Jimma, Ethiopia
    Ecohealth 9:139-49. 2012
    ..tuberculosis and 1 NTM from camels and 9 NTMs from goats. Isolation of M. bovis from humans and M. tuberculosis from livestock suggests transmission between livestock and humans in the pastoral areas of South-East Ethiopia...
  14. pmc Bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis prevalence in cattle from selected milk cooperatives in Arsi zone, Oromia region, Ethiopia
    Rea Tschopp
    Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    BMC Vet Res 9:163. 2013
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  15. doi request reprint From 'two medicines' to 'One Health' and beyond
    Jakob Zinsstag
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel
    Onderstepoort J Vet Res 79:492. 2012
    ..The paper ends with an outlook on the operationalisation of 'One Health' and its future potential, specifically also in industrialised countries...
  16. pmc Domestic dog demographic structure and dynamics relevant to rabies control planning in urban areas in Africa: the case of Iringa, Tanzania
    Alena S Gsell
    Aquatic Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Vet Res 8:236. 2012
    ..The achievable vaccination coverage was assessed by a two-stage vaccination campaign, and the proportion of feral dogs was estimated by a mark-recapture transect study...
  17. ncbi request reprint [Transmission dynamics and cost-effectiveness of rabies control in dogs and humans in an African city]
    J Zinsstag
    Institut tropical et de santé publique suisse, Bale, Suisse
    Med Trop (Mars) 71:596-604. 2011
    ..Beyond a time-frame of 7 years, combining parenteral dog vaccination campaigns with human PEP appeared to be more cost-effective than human PEP alone...
  18. pmc Transmission dynamics of highly pathogenic avian influenza at Lake Constance (Europe) during the outbreak of winter 2005-2006
    M A Penny
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Ecohealth 7:275-82. 2010
    ..It is a step toward the improvement of the knowledge of transmission of the virus among wild waterbirds...
  19. pmc Molecular characterization of Mycobacterium bovis strains isolated from cattle slaughtered at two abattoirs in Algeria
    Naima Sahraoui
    Département Vétérinaire, Université Saad Dahlab, Blida, Algeria
    BMC Vet Res 5:4. 2009
    ..In 260 animals, gross visible granulomatous lesions were detected and put into culture. Bacterial isolates were subsequently analysed by molecular methods...
  20. pmc Reconstructing the 2003/2004 H3N2 influenza epidemic in Switzerland with a spatially explicit, individual-based model
    Timo Smieszek
    Institute for Environmental Decisions, Natural and Social Science Interface, ETH Zurich, Universitaetsstrasse 22, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Infect Dis 11:115. 2011
    ..We aim at reconstructing a recent seasonal influenza epidemic that occurred in Switzerland and deem this to be a promising validation strategy for models of influenza spread...
  21. ncbi request reprint Potential of cooperation between human and animal health to strengthen health systems
    Jakob Zinsstag
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Lancet 366:2142-5. 2005
  22. pmc Transmission dynamics and economics of rabies control in dogs and humans in an African city
    J Zinsstag
    Swiss Tropical Institute, PO Box, CH 4002 Basle, Switzerland
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:14996-5001. 2009
    ..Beyond a time-frame of 7 years, it appears to be more cost-effective to combine parenteral dog-vaccination campaigns with human PEP compared to human PEP alone...
  23. ncbi request reprint Towards a 'One Health' research and application tool box
    Jakob Zinsstag
    Swiss Tropical Institute, PO Box, CH 4002 Basle, Switzerland
    Vet Ital 45:121-33. 2009
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  24. pmc From "one medicine" to "one health" and systemic approaches to health and well-being
    J Zinsstag
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute University of Basel, PO Box, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Prev Vet Med 101:148-56. 2011
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  25. pmc Human benefits of animal interventions for zoonosis control
    Jakob Zinsstag
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:527-31. 2007
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  26. ncbi request reprint A model of animal-human brucellosis transmission in Mongolia
    J Zinsstag
    Swiss Tropical Institute, P O Box, CH 4002, Basle, Switzerland
    Prev Vet Med 69:77-95. 2005
    ..The simultaneously fitted sheep-human and cattle-human contact rates show that 90% of human brucellosis was small-ruminant derived. Average effective reproductive ratios for the year 1999 were 1.2 for sheep and 1.7 for cattle...
  27. ncbi request reprint [Nomadic pastoralism and health care in Chad]
    J Zinsstag
    Département d épidémiologie et de santé publique, Institut Tropical Suisse, Bale, Suisse
    Med Trop (Mars) 64:449-51. 2004
  28. ncbi request reprint Vector-borne diseases in humans and animals: activities of the Swiss Tropical Institute and risks for Switzerland
    J Zinsstag
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel
    Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd 145:559-66, 568-9. 2003
    ..A stronger intersectoral collaboration between public health and veterinary institutions at the federal and cantonal level is needed...
  29. ncbi request reprint Serum retinol of Chadian nomadic pastoralist women in relation to their livestocks' milk retinol and beta-carotene content
    Jakob Zinsstag
    Swiss Tropical Institute, P O Box, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Int J Vitam Nutr Res 72:221-8. 2002
    ..Our study supports the use of goat and cow milk as an important source of vitamin A in pastoral nomadic settings. However, the levels still require to be complemented further by promoting green leafy vegetables, fruits, and supplements...
  30. ncbi request reprint Effect of strategic gastrointestinal nematode control on faecal egg count in traditional West African cattle
    J Zinsstag
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basle
    Vet Res 31:259-66. 2000
    ..The financial evaluation of anthelmintic interventions cannot be predicted from FEC and must necessarily rely on the direct monitoring of livestock productivity parameters...
  31. ncbi request reprint Heritability of gastrointestinal nematode faecal egg counts in West African village N'Dama cattle and its relation to age
    J Zinsstag
    Swiss Tropical Institute, PO Box, Socinstrasse 7, CH 4002, Basle, Switzerland
    Vet Parasitol 89:71-8. 2000
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  32. pmc Low prevalence of bovine tuberculosis in Somali pastoral livestock, southeast Ethiopia
    Balako Gumi
    Jimma University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, P O Box 307, Jimma, Ethiopia
    Trop Anim Health Prod 44:1445-50. 2012
    ..The high proportion of camel reactors to avian PPD needs further investigation of its impact on camel production...
  33. pmc Bovine tuberculosis at a cattle-small ruminant-human interface in Meskan, Gurage region, Central Ethiopia
    Rea Tschopp
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, PO Box, CH 4002, Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Infect Dis 11:318. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to assess BTB prevalence at an intensive contact interface in Meskan Woreda (district) in cattle, small ruminants and suspected TB-lymphadenitis (TBLN) human patients...
  34. pmc Bayesian receiver operating characteristic estimation of multiple tests for diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis in Chadian cattle
    Borna Muller
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 4:e8215. 2009
    ..However, diagnostic test evaluation in a given setting is a prerequisite for the implementation of local surveillance schemes and control measures...
  35. pmc Mycobacterium bovis isolates from tuberculous lesions in Chadian zebu carcasses
    Colette Diguimbaye-Djaïbe
    Laboratoire de Recherches Vétérinaires et Zootechniques de Farcha, N Djamena, Chad
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:769-71. 2006
    ..Spoligotyping shows a homogenetic population structure for M. bovis and lack of spacer 30, as were found in neighboring Cameroon and Nigeria. This finding suggests transborder and ongoing transmission between cattle...
  36. ncbi request reprint Gastrointestinal parasite egg excretion in young calves in periurban livestock production in Mali
    Monica Natalie Wymann
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Public Health and Epidemiology, Socinstrasse 57, Basel, Switzerland
    Res Vet Sci 84:225-31. 2008
    ..Trichuris sp. and Paramphistomum sp. Season and age effects occurred. Reported utilisation of parasite control was high (92%) but monthly recorded use was significantly lower (61%)...
  37. pmc Risk factors of bovine tuberculosis in cattle in rural livestock production systems of Ethiopia
    Rea Tschopp
    Swiss Tropical Institute, PO Box, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Prev Vet Med 89:205-11. 2009
    ..None of the assessed potential risk factors of disease transmission between cattle and human (food consumption, livestock husbandry and presence of BTB-positive cattle) were statistically significant...
  38. ncbi request reprint Demographic and health surveillance of mobile pastoralists in Chad: integration of biometric fingerprint identification into a geographical information system
    Daniel Weibel
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, P O Box, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Geospat Health 3:113-24. 2008
    ..Our ultimate goal is to implement and monitor interventions with the "one health" concept, thus integrating and improving human, animal and ecosystem health...
  39. pmc Human health benefits from livestock vaccination for brucellosis: case study
    Felix Roth
    Swiss Centre for International Health, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basle, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 81:867-76. 2003
    ..To estimate the economic benefit, cost-effectiveness, and distribution of benefit of improving human health in Mongolia through the control of brucellosis by mass vaccination of livestock...
  40. doi request reprint Prevalence of bovine tuberculosis in pastoral cattle herds in the Oromia region, southern Ethiopia
    Balako Gumi
    Jimma University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, PO Box 307, Jimma, Ethiopia
    Trop Anim Health Prod 43:1081-7. 2011
    ..In order to investigate the public health risks and the epidemiological importance of BTB in the area, we recommend to include other livestock species (camels and goats) as well as humans in future studies...
  41. ncbi request reprint Species diversity and acquisition of gastrointestinal parasites in calves aged 0-13 months in periurban livestock production in Mali
    Monica N Wymann
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Public Health and Epidemiology, Socinstrasse 57, Basel, Switzerland
    Vet Parasitol 143:67-73. 2007
    ..Calves acquired most of the parasites occurring in adult bovines in West Africa within their first year of life...
  42. pmc Bovine tuberculosis at the wildlife-livestock-human interface in Hamer Woreda, South Omo, Southern Ethiopia
    Rea Tschopp
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 5:e12205. 2010
    ..On the contrary, NTMs were highly prevalent and some Mycobacterium spp were more prevalent in specific species. The role of NTMs in livestock and co-infection with BTB need further research...
  43. pmc Random demographic household surveys in highly mobile pastoral communities in Chad
    Daniel Weibel
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 89:385-9. 2011
    ..Reliable demographic data is a central requirement for health planning and management, and for the implementation of adequate interventions. This study addresses the lack of demographic data on mobile pastoral communities in the Sahel...
  44. pmc Molecular characterisation of Mycobacterium bovis isolated from cattle slaughtered at the Bamako abattoir in Mali
    Borna Muller
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Vet Res 4:26. 2008
    ..Of 3330 animals screened only 60 exhibited gross visible lesions. From these animals, twenty strains of M. bovis were isolated and characterised by spoligotyping...
  45. pmc Human and animal vaccination delivery to remote nomadic families, Chad
    Esther Schelling
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:373-9. 2007
    ..100, p < 0.001). By optimizing use of limited logistical and human resources, public health and veterinary services both become more effective, especially at the district level...
  46. pmc African 1, an epidemiologically important clonal complex of Mycobacterium bovis dominant in Mali, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad
    Borna Muller
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Socinstrasse 57, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    J Bacteriol 191:1951-60. 2009
    ....
  47. pmc Molecular characterization and drug resistance testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from Chad
    Colette Diguimbaye
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Socinstrasse 57, P O Box CH 4002, Basel, Switzerland
    J Clin Microbiol 44:1575-7. 2006
    ..In total, 9/33 (27%) isolates were resistant to isoniazid. The implications of these findings are discussed...
  48. ncbi request reprint Analysis of the Mycobacterium ulcerans genome sequence reveals new loci for variable number tandem repeats (VNTR) typing
    Markus Hilty
    Swiss Tropical Institute, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Microbiology 153:1483-7. 2007
    ..For further attempts to develop a VNTR-based genetic fingerprinting tool for M. ulcerans, it is suggested that the focus should rather be on M. marinum than on the African M. ulcerans Agy99 genome sequence as a starting point...
  49. doi request reprint Comparative assessment of fluorescence polarization and tuberculin skin testing for the diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis in Chadian cattle
    Bongo Nare Richard Ngandolo
    Laboratoire de Recherches Vétérinaires et Zootechniques de Farcha, N Djamena, Chad
    Prev Vet Med 89:81-9. 2009
    ..SICCT reactor prevalence rose to 15.5% (CI: 13.3-18.0%) and FPA did not perform better than SICCT, when this setting adapted cut-off was applied...
  50. pmc Synergy between public health and veterinary services to deliver human and animal health interventions in rural low income settings
    Esther Schelling
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, PO Box CH 4002, Basle, Switzerland
    BMJ 331:1264-7. 2005
  51. ncbi request reprint Diarrhoea, vomiting and the role of milk consumption: perceived and identified risk in Bamako (Mali)
    Manuel Hetzel
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Trop Med Int Health 9:1132-8. 2004
    ..To evaluate the public health impact of milk contamination in Bamako, Mali...
  52. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the discriminatory power of variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) typing of Mycobacterium bovis strains
    Markus Hilty
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Socinstrasse 57, Basel CH 4002, Switzerland
    Vet Microbiol 109:217-22. 2005
    ..bovis strains. The selection of a generally agreed set of VNTR loci for molecular discrimination of M. bovis in different geographical settings is discussed...
  53. ncbi request reprint Cost estimate of bovine tuberculosis to Ethiopia
    Rea Tschopp
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, CH 4002, Basel, Switzerland
    Curr Top Microbiol Immunol 365:249-68. 2013
    ..This study does not preclude in any way the urgent need to control BTB in the urban dairy herd of Addis Ababa for other than financial reasons. ..
  54. pmc Identification of an African Bacillus anthracis lineage that lacks expression of the spore surface-associated anthrose-containing oligosaccharide
    Marco Tamborrini
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    J Bacteriol 193:3506-11. 2011
    ..The spread of anthrose-deficient strains in this region may represent an escape strategy of B. anthracis...
  55. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Fasciola gigantica infection in slaughtered animals in south-eastern Lake Chad area in relation to husbandry practices and seasonal water levels
    Vreni Jean-Richard
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Vet Res 10:81. 2014
    ..In 2011, all animals presented at three slaughter slabs near Gredaya in the south-eastern Lake Chad area were examined for infection with Fasciola spp. during routine meat inspections...
  56. doi request reprint One health in Switzerland: a visionary concept at a crossroads?
    Andrea Meisser
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Human and Animal Health Unit, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, PO Box, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 141:w13201. 2011
    ..Experience gained and lessons learnt in Switzerland may be of interest to other countries and help communicate and promote the One Health concept...
  57. pmc Risk factors for Entamoeba histolytica infection in an agricultural community in Hanam province, Vietnam
    Phuc Pham Duc
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, PO Box CH 4002, Basel, Switzerland
    Parasit Vectors 4:102. 2011
    ..Potential risk factors including exposure to human and animal excreta and household wastewater were assessed with a questionnaire...
  58. pmc Coverage of pilot parenteral vaccination campaign against canine rabies in N'Djaména, Chad
    U Kayali
    Swiss Tropical Institute, PO Box, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 81:739-44. 2003
    ..Regular parenteral vaccination campaigns to cover all of N'Djaména should be considered as an ethical way of preventing human rabies when post-exposure treatment is of limited availability and high in cost...
  59. ncbi request reprint The use of mobile phones for demographic surveillance of mobile pastoralists and their animals in Chad: proof of principle
    Vreni Jean-Richard
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute Swiss TPH, Basel, Switzerland University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Glob Health Action 7:23209. 2014
    ..Very little is known about the demography of mobile pastoralists and their animals, so innovative approaches are urgently needed...
  60. ncbi request reprint Contacts between poultry farms, their spatial dimension and their relevance for avian influenza preparedness
    Lena Fiebig
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, P O Box, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Geospat Health 4:79-95. 2009
    ..It is necessary to include all poultry farms, irrespective of their size and purpose in both livestock registration and disease surveillance systems, as well as in transmission models for poultry and zoonotic diseases...
  61. doi request reprint Quantification of diarrhea risk related to wastewater contact in Thailand
    Aleix Ferrer
    Department Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Swiss TPH, Basel, Switzerland
    Ecohealth 9:49-59. 2012
    ..The results showed that canal water and vegetables were heavily contaminated with G. lamblia and E. histolytica. Infection risk was high in tested scenarios and largely exceeded the acceptable risk given by WHO guidelines...
  62. pmc Genetic diversity in Mycobacterium ulcerans isolates from Ghana revealed by a newly identified locus containing a variable number of tandem repeats
    Markus Hilty
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Socinstrasse 57, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    J Bacteriol 188:1462-5. 2006
    ..The results indicate that new genetic variants of M. ulcerans emerged and spread within Ghana and support the potential of VNTR-based typing for genotyping of M. ulcerans...
  63. ncbi request reprint Incidence of canine rabies in N'Djaména, Chad
    U Kayali
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Socinstrasse 57, P O Box, CH 4002 Basle, Switzerland
    Prev Vet Med 61:227-33. 2003
    ..Most rabid dogs would be accessible to parenteral vaccination. Pilot vaccination campaigns are needed to determine the success of dog mass vaccination in N'Djaména as a way to prevent animal and human rabies...
  64. doi request reprint Effectiveness of dog rabies vaccination programmes: comparison of owner-charged and free vaccination campaigns
    S Durr
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Epidemiol Infect 137:1558-67. 2009
    ..Public health officials can use these results when evaluating the costs and benefits of subsidizing dog rabies vaccination programmes...
  65. ncbi request reprint Seasonal epidemiology of ticks and aspects of cowdriosis in N'Dama village cattle in the Central Guinea savannah of Côte d'Ivoire
    L Knopf
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, P O Box, 4002 Basle, Switzerland
    Prev Vet Med 53:21-30. 2002
    ..Most of the animals typically carried low tick burdens. N'Dama cattle seem well adapted to their environment and can resist the tick burdens under this traditional farming system...
  66. ncbi request reprint Bovine tuberculosis in Ethiopian wildlife
    R Tschopp
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Socinstrasse 57, PO Box 4002, Basel, Switzerland
    J Wildl Dis 46:753-62. 2010
    ..Flagship rare endemic species such as the mountain nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni) and the Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis) may be at risk for BTB. We also assessed the utility of RT for field purposes...
  67. doi request reprint Repeated cross-sectional skin testing for bovine tuberculosis in cattle kept in a traditional husbandry system in Ethiopia
    R Tschopp
    Swiss Tropical Institute, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Vet Rec 167:250-6. 2010
    ..5 to 2.9). Similar results were found at woreda level with the exception of Woldia, where none of the analysed variables was significantly associated with a positive test result...
  68. ncbi request reprint [Seroprevalences of zoonotic diseases in nomads and their livestock in Chari-Baguirmi, Chad]
    E Schelling
    Institut Tropical Suisse, Département de la santé publique et d épidémiologie, Bale, Suisse
    Med Trop (Mars) 64:474-7. 2004
    ..Being a camel breeder was a significant risk factor for Q-fever seropositivity. Camels had the highest Q-fever seroprevalence (73%) among livestock species...
  69. ncbi request reprint [Health care services for nomadic people. Lessons learned from research and implementation activities in Chad]
    K Wyss
    Centre Suisse en Santé Internationale, Institut Tropical Suisse, Bale, Suisse
    Med Trop (Mars) 64:493-6. 2004
    ..With regard to improving access to health care, Information--Education and Communication approaches adapted to the intervention context and linked to the provision of essential services and generic drugs showed to be crucial...
  70. ncbi request reprint Morbidity and nutrition patterns of three nomadic pastoralist communities of Chad
    E Schelling
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Socinstrasse 57, P O Box, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Acta Trop 95:16-25. 2005
    ..Innovative and integrated health services for nomads can possibly be extended to many settings as nomadic pastoralists have in common a similar way of life driven by the needs of their animals...
  71. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of Q-fever in febrile individuals in Mali
    P Steinmann
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Trop Med Int Health 10:612-7. 2005
    ..We conducted a serological survey for Q-fever among febrile patients in Bamako and Mopti (Mali) and investigated the main risk factors for seroconversion...
  72. ncbi request reprint Brucellosis and Q-fever seroprevalences of nomadic pastoralists and their livestock in Chad
    E Schelling
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Socinstrasse 57, P O Box, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Prev Vet Med 61:279-93. 2003
    ....
  73. doi request reprint Improving environmental sanitation, health, and well-being: a conceptual framework for integral interventions
    Hung Nguyen-Viet
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Ecohealth 6:180-91. 2009
    ....
  74. doi request reprint [Cattle farmers' perception of the nuisances caused by insects and ticks to cattle in the Canton Jura]
    L Lovis
    Institut de Biologie, Universite de Neuchatel, Bale, Switzerland
    Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd 150:457-65. 2008
    ..Due to their accurate observations, farmers are key participants at the first level of surveillance systems of animal diseases...
  75. doi request reprint Evaluation of pet contact as a risk factor for carriage of multidrug-resistant staphylococci in nursing home residents
    Paola Gandolfi-Decristophoris
    Cantonal Institute of Microbiology, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Am J Infect Control 40:128-33. 2012
    ..We investigated the importance of pets as reservoirs of multidrug-resistant (MDR) staphylococci in nursing homes...
  76. doi request reprint Disease awareness of the poultry keepers in Switzerland and their access to information concerning highly pathogenic avian influenza
    J Saurina
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel
    Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd 152:363-71. 2010
    ..The main challenge will be to consistently integrate non-commercial poultry keepers in the formal information channels...
  77. ncbi request reprint Effect of sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia) silage and hay on established populations of Haemonchus contortus and Cooperia curticei in lambs
    Felix Heckendorn
    Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Ackerstrasse, CH 5070 Frick, Switzerland
    Vet Parasitol 142:293-300. 2006
    ..For both, hay and silage, an antiparasitic effect could be shown, offering promising perspectives for the use of conserved tanniferous fodder as a complementary control approach against GIN...
  78. pmc Re-evaluating the burden of rabies in Africa and Asia
    Darryn L Knobel
    Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush, Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9RG, Scotland
    Bull World Health Organ 83:360-8. 2005
    ..To quantify the public health and economic burden of endemic canine rabies in Africa and Asia...
  79. ncbi request reprint Animal health research
    Jakob Zinsstag
    Science 315:1193. 2007
  80. ncbi request reprint Use of disability adjusted life years in the estimation of the disease burden of echinococcosis for a high endemic region of the Tibetan plateau
    Christine M Budke
    Institute for Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 26a, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 71:56-64. 2004
    ..This study has clearly shown that the impact of DALYs lost due to echinococcosis, in terms of medical treatment costs, lost income, and physical and social suffering, is likely to be substantial in this highly endemic region of China...