Jonathan D King
Affiliation: Emory University
- Evidence for stopping mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis in some, but not all local government areas of Plateau and Nasarawa States, NigeriaJonathan D King
The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia The Carter Center, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
Am J Trop Med Hyg 87:272-80. 2012..71% (exact upper 95% CI = 2.19%), too high to recommend generally halting MDA in the two-state area. However, based on criteria of < 2% antigenemia among persons > 2 years of age, stopping MDA was recommended for 10 LGAs...
- The burden of trachoma in Ayod County of Southern SudanJonathan D King
The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2:e299. 2008..Recent surveys have shown trachoma to be a serious cause of blindness in Southern Sudan. We conducted this survey in Ayod County of Jonglei State to estimate the need for intervention activities to eliminate blinding trachoma...
- Randomised trial of face-washing to develop a standard definition of a clean face for monitoring trachoma control programmesJonathan D King
The Carter Center, One Copenhill, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 105:7-16. 2011..This study suggests that the absence of ocular and dry nasal discharge can be used as an indicator of 'clean face', although it is not a good predictor of whether a face has been washed and is difficult to recommend...
- Integrating NTD mapping protocols: Can surveys for trachoma and urinary schistosomiasis be done simultaneously?Jonathan D King
The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia 30306, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 81:793-8. 2009..Integrating trachoma into SCH school-based surveys, and SCH into trachoma surveys, was quick and easy, but in this setting, school-based surveys were more useful for identifying communities where intervention is warranted...
- Improving community participation to eliminate lymphatic filariasis in American SamoaJonathan D King
Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341, United States
Acta Trop 120:S48-54. 2011..With the increased emphasis on the use of mass distribution for delivery of drugs for a number of neglected tropical diseases, other programs may benefit from a similar approach...
- The excess burden of trachomatous trichiasis in women: a systematic review and meta-analysisElizabeth A Cromwell
The Carter Center, 1 Copenhill, 453 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 103:985-92. 2009..Women must be specifically and deliberately targeted for trichiasis surgery if the aim of eliminating blindness from trachoma is to be achieved...
- Blinding trachoma in katsina state, Nigeria: population-based prevalence survey in ten local government areasNimzing F Jip
The Carter Center, Jos, Nigeria
Ophthalmic Epidemiol 15:294-302. 2008..To assess the prevalence of trachomatous inflammation follicular (TF) in children aged 1-9 years and trachomatous trichiasis (TT) in adults aged 15 years or more in Katsina State, Nigeria...
- Assessing transmission of lymphatic filariasis using parasitologic, serologic, and entomologic tools after mass drug administration in American SamoaJanice M Mladonicky
Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chamblee, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 80:769-73. 2009..Thus, monitoring of infections in mosquitoes and antifilarial antibody levels in children may serve as indicators of local transmission and be useful for making decisions about program endpoints...
- Methods for estimating population coverage of mass distribution programmes: a review of practices in relation to trachoma controlElizabeth A Cromwell
The Carter Center, Atlanta, GA, USA
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 106:588-95. 2012..They merit use until standard guidelines are available. CRS methods should be used to verify population coverage derived from LQAS, purposive sampling methods and administrative reports...
- Impact of five annual rounds of mass drug administration with diethylcarbamazine and albendazole on Wuchereria bancrofti infection in American SamoaJennifer L Liang
Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 78:924-8. 2008..0001). In 2006, antigenemia prevalence was greater in males (1.5%) than females (0.4%) (P = 0.04). The decline in antigenemia prevalence shows the effectiveness of MDA and changes made in social mobilization and drug distribution...
- Assessing the WHO 50% prevalence threshold in school-aged children as indication for treatment of urogenital schistosomiasis in adults in central NigeriaDarin S Evans
The Carter Center, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 88:441-5. 2013..Given the increased risk of subtle morbidity or urogenital schistosomiasis as a risk factor for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), more liberal treatment of adults with praziquantel is warranted...
- Xenomonitoring of Wuchereria bancrofti and Dirofilaria immitis infections in mosquitoes from American Samoa: trapping considerations and a comparison of polymerase chain reaction assays with dissectionEric W Chambers
Atlanta Research and Education Foundation, Decatur, Georgia, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 80:774-81. 2009..polynesiensis and related species are the primary vectors...
- Evaluation of community intervention with pit latrines for trachoma control in Ghana, Mali, Niger and NigeriaLisa A Rotondo
The Carter Center, 1 Copenhill Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
Int Health 1:154-62. 2009..Latrine promotion had been successful increasing access to sanitation in different country contexts and demonstrates the target population are willing to construct, use and maintain household latrines. ..
- Estimation of population coverage for antibiotic distribution for trachoma control: a comparison of methodsElizabeth A Cromwell
The Carter Center, 1 Copenhill Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Int Health 1:182-9. 2009..9, 18.1-66.3) were independent predictors of participation. Cluster randomised surveys can estimate MDA coverage better than the traditional method and implementation of indelible marking merits investigation. ..
- Incremental cost of conducting population-based prevalence surveys for a neglected tropical disease: the example of trachoma in 8 national programsChaoqun Chen
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e979. 2011..An economic analysis was performed to estimate the cost of trachoma prevalence surveys conducted between 2006 and 2010 from 8 national trachoma control programs in Africa...
- Trachoma prevalence in Niger: results of 31 district-level surveysElizabeth A Cromwell
The Carter Center, Trachoma Control Program, 1149 Ponce de Leon, Atlanta GA 30306, USA
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 108:42-8. 2014..In Niger, a landlocked republic in Western Africa, surveys in 1988-89 identified trachoma as endemic in all but one region and, as a result, there is a National Prevention of Blindness Program plan to eliminate trachoma by 2015...
- Evaluation of household latrine coverage in Kewot woreda, Ethiopia, 3 years after implementing interventions to control blinding trachomaRachael K Ross
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Int Health 3:251-8. 2011..Latrine promotion should include emphasis on rebuilding latrines. More support may be needed by small households as well as those with a female head if universal latrine access is to be achieved in Kewot. ..
- A novel electronic data collection system for large-scale surveys of neglected tropical diseasesJonathan D King
The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
PLoS ONE 8:e74570. 2013..As an alternative to standard paper-based data collection, we utilized novel paperless technology to collect data electronically from over 12,000 households in Ethiopia...
- Trachoma among children in community surveys from four African countries and implications of using school surveys for evaluating prevalenceJonathan D King
The Carter Center, 1149 Ponce de Leon Ave, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA
Int Health 5:280-7. 2013..The purpose of this study was to compare trachoma prevalence between preschool- and school-aged children and children who attend and do not attend school...
- Monitoring of mass distribution interventions for trachoma in Plateau State, NigeriaElizabeth A Cromwell
The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e1995. 2013..CRS for evaluation of MDA provides a useful additional monitoring tool to CDD registers. These data support modification of distributor training and MDA delivery to increase coverage in subsequent rounds of MDA...
- Intestinal parasite prevalence in an area of ethiopia after implementing the SAFE strategy, enhanced outreach services, and health extension programJonathan D King
The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2223. 2013..We integrated assessment of intestinal parasites into large-scale trachoma impact surveys to determine whether documented environmental improvements promoted by a trachoma program had collateral impact on intestinal parasites...