Maria Gloria Basanez


Affiliation: Imperial College
Country: UK


  1. Routledge I, Walker M, Cheke R, Bhatt S, Nkot P, Matthews G, et al. Modelling the impact of larviciding on the population dynamics and biting rates of Simulium damnosum (s.l.): implications for vector control as a complementary strategy for onchocerciasis elimination in Africa. Parasit Vectors. 2018;11:316 pubmed publisher
    ..Future work linking SIMPOP with onchocerciasis transmission models will permit evaluation of the impact of combined anti-vectorial and anti-parasitic interventions on accelerating elimination of the disease. ..
  2. French M, Churcher T, Webster J, Fleming F, Fenwick A, Kabatereine N, et al. Estimation of changes in the force of infection for intestinal and urogenital schistosomiasis in countries with schistosomiasis control initiative-assisted programmes. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:558 pubmed publisher
    ..The lack of association found between programmatic variables, such as therapeutic treatment coverage (recorded at district level) and changes in FOI (at sentinel site level) is discussed and recommendations are made. ..
  3. Turner H, Walker M, Attah S, Opoku N, Awadzi K, Kuesel A, et al. The potential impact of moxidectin on onchocerciasis elimination in Africa: an economic evaluation based on the Phase II clinical trial data. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:167 pubmed publisher
    ..It has high programmatic value particularly when resource limitation prevents a biannual treatment strategy, or optimal timing of treatment relative to peak transmission season is not feasible. ..
  4. Lamberton P, Cheke R, Walker M, Winskill P, Osei Atweneboana M, Tirados I, et al. Onchocerciasis transmission in Ghana: biting and parous rates of host-seeking sibling species of the Simulium damnosum complex. Parasit Vectors. 2014;7:511 pubmed publisher
    ..damnosum complex need to be taken into account when designing entomological monitoring protocols for interventions and parameterising mathematical models for onchocerciasis control and elimination. ..
  5. Colebunders R, Basanez M, Siling K, Post R, Rotsaert A, Mmbando B, et al. From river blindness control to elimination: bridge over troubled water. Infect Dis Poverty. 2018;7:21 pubmed publisher
    ..These difficulties should be identified and programmes supported during the transition from morbidity control to interruption of transmission and elimination. ..
  6. Christiansen Jucht C, Parham P, Saddler A, Koella J, Basáñez M. Larval and adult environmental temperatures influence the adult reproductive traits of Anopheles gambiae s.s. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:456 pubmed publisher
    ..Data on how temperature and other climatic factors affect vector life-history parameters are necessary to parameterise more reliably models predicting how global warming may influence malaria transmission. ..
  7. Christiansen Jucht C, Parham P, Saddler A, Koella J, Basáñez M. Temperature during larval development and adult maintenance influences the survival of Anopheles gambiae s.s. Parasit Vectors. 2014;7:489 pubmed publisher
    ..These results will help to parameterise more reliable mathematical models investigating the potential impact of temperature and global warming on malaria transmission. ..
  8. Christiansen Jucht C, Erguler K, Shek C, Basáñez M, Parham P. Modelling Anopheles gambiae s.s. Population Dynamics with Temperature- and Age-Dependent Survival. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015;12:5975-6005 pubmed publisher
    ..Further data and studies are needed to enable improved fitting, leading to more accurate and informative model predictions for the An. gambiae malaria vector as well as for other disease vectors. ..
  9. Stolk W, Walker M, Coffeng L, Basáñez M, de Vlas S. Required duration of mass ivermectin treatment for onchocerciasis elimination in Africa: a comparative modelling analysis. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:552 pubmed publisher
    ..This is a pre-requisite for guiding elimination programmes in Africa and refining operational criteria for stopping mass treatment. ..

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    Basanez M, Marshall C, CARABIN H, Gyorkos T, Joseph L. Bayesian statistics for parasitologists. Trends Parasitol. 2004;20:85-91 pubmed
    ..We advocate collaboration between parasitologists and Bayesian statisticians as a fruitful and rewarding venture for advancing applied research in parasite epidemiology and the control of parasitic infections. ..
  2. Botto C, Basañez M, Escalona M, Villamizar N, Noya Alarcón O, Cortez J, et al. Evidence of suppression of onchocerciasis transmission in the Venezuelan Amazonian focus. Parasit Vectors. 2016;9:40 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that onchocerciasis transmission could be feasibly interrupted in the Venezuelan Amazonian focus. ..
  3. Walker M, Basáñez M, Ouédraogo A, Hermsen C, Bousema T, Churcher T. Improving statistical inference on pathogen densities estimated by quantitative molecular methods: malaria gametocytaemia as a case study. BMC Bioinformatics. 2015;16:5 pubmed publisher
  4. Walker M, Mabud T, Olliaro P, Coulibaly J, King C, Raso G, et al. New approaches to measuring anthelminthic drug efficacy: parasitological responses of childhood schistosome infections to treatment with praziquantel. Parasit Vectors. 2016;9:41 pubmed publisher
    ..We discuss the future application of statistical modelling approaches for monitoring and evaluation of PCT programmes targeting human helminthiases in the context of the WHO 2020 control and elimination goals. ..
  5. Cucunubá Z, Okuwoga O, Basáñez M, Nouvellet P. Increased mortality attributed to Chagas disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Parasit Vectors. 2016;9:42 pubmed publisher
    ..Publication bias was not statistically significant (Egger's test p=0.08). The results indicate a statistically significant excess of mortality due to Chagas disease that is shared among both symptomatic and asymptomatic populations. ..
  6. Winskill P, Harrison W, French M, Dixon M, Abela Ridder B, Basanez M. Assessing the impact of intervention strategies against Taenia solium cysticercosis using the EPICYST transmission model. Parasit Vectors. 2017;10:73 pubmed publisher
    ..Together with its validation against field data, EPICYST will be a valuable tool to help reach the WHO goals and to conduct economic evaluations of interventions in varying epidemiological settings. ..
  7. Whittaker C, Walker M, Pion S, Chesnais C, Boussinesq M, Basanez M. The Population Biology and Transmission Dynamics of Loa loa. Trends Parasitol. 2018;34:335-350 pubmed publisher
  8. Koukounari A, Toure S, Donnelly C, Ouedraogo A, Yoda B, Ky C, et al. Integrated monitoring and evaluation and environmental risk factors for urogenital schistosomiasis and active trachoma in Burkina Faso before preventative chemotherapy using sentinel sites. BMC Infect Dis. 2011;11:191 pubmed publisher
    ..More research is needed to confirm if these findings can be generalized to West Africa and beyond. ..
  9. Basanez M, McCarthy J, French M, Yang G, Walker M, Gambhir M, et al. A research agenda for helminth diseases of humans: modelling for control and elimination. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012;6:e1548 pubmed publisher
  10. Basanez M, French M, Walker M, Churcher T. Paradigm lost: how parasite control may alter pattern and process in human helminthiases. Trends Parasitol. 2012;28:161-71 pubmed publisher
  11. Basanez M, Pion S, Boakes E, Filipe J, Churcher T, Boussinesq M. Effect of single-dose ivermectin on Onchocerca volvulus: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2008;8:310-22 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results provide a baseline microfilarial skin repopulation curve against which to compare studies done after long-term treatment...
  12. Lamberton P, Cheke R, Walker M, Winskill P, Crainey J, Boakye D, et al. Onchocerciasis transmission in Ghana: the human blood index of sibling species of the Simulium damnosum complex. Parasit Vectors. 2016;9:432 pubmed publisher
    ..There was no evidence that HBI is vector and/or host density dependent. Transmission breakpoints will vary among locations due to differing cytospecies compositions and vector abundances. ..
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    Basanez M, Razali K, Renz A, Kelly D. Density-dependent host choice by disease vectors: epidemiological implications of the ideal free distribution. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2007;101:256-69 pubmed
    ..Density dependence in the contact rate of infectious diseases transmitted by insects may be an important non-linear process with implications for their epidemiology and control...
  14. Basanez M, Pion S, Churcher T, Breitling L, Little M, Boussinesq M. River blindness: a success story under threat?. PLoS Med. 2006;3:e371 pubmed