Geoff Hide


Affiliation: University of Salford
Country: UK


  1. Whiteoak A, Ideozu J, Alkathiry H, Tomlinson A, Delahay R, Cowen S, et al. Investigation into the genetic diversity in toll-like receptors 2 and 4 in the European badger Meles meles. Res Vet Sci. 2018;119:228-231 pubmed publisher
    ..This could be due to a relatively localised sampling or inherent low genetic diversity. Further studies are required to assess the generality of the low observed diversity and the relevance to the immunological status of badgers. ..
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    Hide G, Gerwash O, Morley E, Williams R, Hughes J, Thomasson D, et al. Does vertical transmission contribute to the prevalence of toxoplasmosis?. Parassitologia. 2007;49:223-6 pubmed
    ..8% of cases. Vertical transmission in Toxoplasma may be more important than previously thought and this knowledge should be considered in any eradication strategies. ..
  3. Hide G, Tait A. Molecular epidemiology of African sleeping sickness. Parasitology. 2009;136:1491-500 pubmed publisher
    ..Using the specific case of T.b. rhodesiense in Uganda, we illustrate how molecular epidemiology has enabled us to construct a more detailed understanding of the origins, generation and dynamics of sleeping sickness epidemics. ..
  4. Ideozu E, Whiteoak A, Tomlinson A, Robertson A, Delahay R, Hide G. High prevalence of trypanosomes in European badgers detected using ITS-PCR. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:480 pubmed publisher
    ..The relatively high prevalence observed in these badgers raises the possibility that a significant proportion of UK badgers are naturally infected with trypanosomes. ..
  5. Hide G, Hughes J, McNuff R. A rapid and simple method of detection of Blepharisma japonicum using PCR and immobilisation on FTA paper. BMC Ecol. 2003;3:7 pubmed
    ..This system has potential as a sensitive convenient detection system for Blepharisma and could be applied to other protozoan organisms. ..
  6. Hide G, Morley E, Hughes J, Gerwash O, Elmahaishi M, Elmahaishi K, et al. Evidence for high levels of vertical transmission in Toxoplasma gondii. Parasitology. 2009;136:1877-85 pubmed publisher
    ..8%. The results presented in these studies differ from those of other published studies and suggest that vertical transmission may be much more important than previously thought. ..
  7. Lin R, Lai D, Zheng L, Wu J, Lukeš J, Hide G, et al. Analysis of the mitochondrial maxicircle of Trypanosoma lewisi, a neglected human pathogen. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:665 pubmed publisher
    ..lewisi is closely related to T. cruzi and T. brucei, and may share similar RNA editing patterns with them rather than with L. tarentolae. These findings provide novel insight into the biological features of this emerging human pathogen. ..
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    Haq S, Abushahama M, Gerwash O, Hughes J, Wright E, Elmahaishi M, et al. High frequency detection of Toxoplasma gondii DNA in human neonatal tissue from Libya. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2016;110:551-557 pubmed
    ..Although PCR cannot detect living parasites, there is the possibility that this indicates a higher than usual frequency of congenital transmission. ..