Nathan D Wolfe
Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- The impact of ecological conditions on the prevalence of malaria among orangutansNathan D Wolfe
Department of Immunology and Infectious Disease, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2:97-103. 2002..The results provide an example of how an ecological change can influence pathogen prevalence...
- Bushmeat hunting, deforestation, and prediction of zoonoses emergenceNathan D Wolfe
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 11:1822-7. 2005....
- Exposure to nonhuman primates in rural CameroonNathan D Wolfe
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 10:2094-9. 2004..The study demonstrates that exposure is not limited to small groups of hunters. A high percentage of rural villagers report exposure to nonhuman primate blood and body fluids and risk acquiring infectious diseases...
- Naturally acquired simian retrovirus infections in central African huntersNathan D Wolfe
Department of Epidemiology Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Lancet 363:932-7. 2004..We investigated zoonotic infection in individuals living in central Africa...
- HIV-1 recombinants with multiple parental strains in low-prevalence, remote regions of Cameroon: evolutionary relics?Jean K Carr
Institute of Human Virology, Univ, of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Retrovirology 7:39. 2010..Partial pol amplicons (N = 164) and nearly full virus genomes (N = 78) were sequenced. Among the 3956 rural villagers studied, the prevalence of HIV infection was 4.9%; among the hospitalized and clinic patients, it was 8.6%...
- Genetic characterization of the complete genome of a highly divergent simian T-lymphotropic virus (STLV) type 3 from a wild Cercopithecus mona monkeyDavid M Sintasath
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore MD 21205, USA
Retrovirology 6:97. 2009....
- Emergence of unique primate T-lymphotropic viruses among central African bushmeat huntersNathan D Wolfe
Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:7994-9. 2005....
- Simian T-lymphotropic virus diversity among nonhuman primates, CameroonDavid M Sintasath
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 15:175-84. 2009..Broad screening using this relatively easy collection strategy has potential for large-scale monitoring of retrovirus cross-species transmission among highly exposed human populations...
- Implications of simian retroviruses for captive primate population management and the occupational safety of primate handlersHayley Weston Murphy
Zoo New England, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, Massachusetts 02121, USA
J Zoo Wildl Med 37:219-33. 2006....
- Seroprevalence and distribution of Flaviviridae, Togaviridae, and Bunyaviridae arboviral infections in rural Cameroonian adultsMark H Kuniholm
Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 74:1078-83. 2006..Seroprevalence rates of YF and CHIK increased with age. These results suggest that inter-epidemic arboviral infection is common in central African populations...
- Improved measles surveillance in Cameroon reveals two major dynamic patterns of incidenceDerek A T Cummings
Department of International Health, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205 5748, USA
Int J Infect Dis 10:148-55. 2006....
- Coverage and costs of childhood immunizations in CameroonHugh R Waters
Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Bull World Health Organ 82:668-75. 2004..To quantify the association between household-level and provider-level determinants and childhood immunization rates in Cameroon while also calculating the cost of childhood immunizations...
- Exposure to wild primates among HIV-infected personsMatthew LeBreton
Johns Hopkins Cameroon Program, Yaounde, Cameroon
Emerg Infect Dis 13:1579-82. 2007..Immunosuppression among persons exposed to body fluids of wild nonhuman primates could favor the process of adaptation and subsequent emergence of zoonotic pathogens...
- Origins of major human infectious diseasesNathan D Wolfe
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1772, USA
Nature 447:279-83. 2007..We propose an initiative to resolve disputed origins of major diseases, and a global early warning system to monitor pathogens infecting individuals exposed to wild animals...
- Serologic evidence for novel poxvirus in endangered red Colobus monkeys, Western UgandaTony L Goldberg
University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathobiology, 2001 South Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61802, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 14:801-3. 2008..The presence of a novel poxvirus in this endangered primate raises public health and conservation concerns...
- Screening for simian foamy virus infection by using a combined antigen Western blot assay: evidence for a wide distribution among Old World primates and identification of four new divergent virusesAlthaf I Hussain
HIV and Retrovirology Branch, Division of AIDS, STD, and TB Laboratory Research, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Virology 309:248-57. 2003..These results demonstrate the ability of the CA-WB assay to detect infection in a large number of NHP species, including previously uncharacterized infections with divergent SFVs...
- Health evaluation of free-ranging and semi-captive orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus) in Sabah, MalaysiaAnnelisa M Kilbourn
Wildlife Conservation Society, 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10460, USA
J Wildl Dis 39:73-83. 2003..Because survival of the orangutan is linked to animal and ecosystem health, results of this study will assist wildlife conservation programs by providing baseline health information...
- The population genetics of the alpha-2 globin locus of orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus)Michael E Steiper
Department of Anthropology, Hunter College City University of New York, New York, 10021, USA
J Mol Evol 60:400-8. 2005..The orangutan Plasmodium parasite is a plausible selective agent that may underlie the variation at alpha-2 globin in orangutans...
- Seroprevalence of human T cell leukemia virus in HIV antibody-negative populations in rural CameroonAna Machuca
Division Diagnosticos, Quimica Farmaceutica Bayer, Madrid, Spain
Clin Infect Dis 40:1673-6. 2005..Of the 88 serum samples that the enzyme immunoassay found to be repeatedly reactive, the HTLV status of 49 samples was confirmed by Western blot assay to be HTLV type I, and the status of 6 samples was confirmed to be HTLV type II...
- Central African hunters exposed to simian immunodeficiency virusMarcia L Kalish
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 11:1928-30. 2005..001). One person had strong humoral and weak cellular immune reactivity to SIVcol peptides. Humans are exposed to and possibly infected with SIV, which has major public health implications...
- The phylogenetic and evolutionary history of a novel alpha-globin-type gene in orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus)Michael E Steiper
Department of Anthropology, Hunter College of the City University of New York, New York, USA
Infect Genet Evol 6:277-86. 2006..This suggested an adaptive evolutionary change. Functionally, this locus may result in a thalassemia-like phenotype in orangutans, possibly as an adaptation to combat Plasmodium...
- HIV type 1 CRF13_cpx revisited: identification of a new sequence from Cameroon and signal for subsubtype J2Ming Zhang
Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, 87545, USA
AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 21:955-60. 2005..This suggests that subtype J may need to be reclassified into subsubtypes J1 and J2. The CRF13 genome consists of fragments from subtypes A1, G, and both J1 and J2 as well as CRF01 and one region that was left unclassified...
- Rift Valley fever in goats, CameroonMatthew LeBreton
Emerg Infect Dis 12:702-3. 2006
- Frequency of CCR5 variants among rural populations with low HIV-1 prevalence in CameroonJudith N Torimiro
Walter Reed Johns Hopkins Cameroon Program, Yaounde, Cameroon
AIDS 21:527-8. 2007..No individual was identified with the CCR5Delta32 allele, but homozygotes for the CCR5 promoter variant -2459G (27.5%) were relatively common. A seroprevalence of 3.1% of HIV-1 was reported...
- Cross-clade reactivity of HIV-1-specific T-cell responses in HIV-1-infected individuals from Botswana and CameroonSwati B Gupta
Merck and Co, Inc, Whitehouse Station, NJ, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 42:135-9. 2006..Substantial cross-clade cell-mediated immune responses in Botswana and Cameroon confirm previous findings in a larger, more genetically diverse collection of HIV-1 samples...
- Unhealthy landscapes: Policy recommendations on land use change and infectious disease emergenceJonathan A Patz
Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment SAGE, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 53726 4087, USA
Environ Health Perspect 112:1092-8. 2004....