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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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. ..