Gary J Weil
Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine
Yahathugoda T, Supali T, Rao R, Djuardi Y, Stefani D, Pical F, et al
. A comparison of two tests for filarial antigenemia in areas in Sri Lanka and Indonesia with low-level persistence of lymphatic filariasis following mass drug administration. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:369 pubmed publisher
..However, our findings suggest that results of transmission assessment surveys (TAS) performed in school-aged children are likely to be similar with both tests. ..
Vlaminck J, Fischer P, Weil G. Diagnostic Tools for Onchocerciasis Elimination Programs. Trends Parasitol. 2015;31:571-82 pubmed publisher
..This paper reviews available and emerging diagnostic tests for onchocerciasis and considers how they might be best employed during different stages of onchocerciasis elimination programs. ..
Weil G, Curtis K, Fischer P, Won K, Lammie P, Joseph H, et al
. A multicenter evaluation of a new antibody test kit for lymphatic filariasis employing recombinant Brugia malayi antigen Bm-14. Acta Trop. 2011;120 Suppl 1:S19-22 pubmed publisher
..It may also be a useful tool for use in LF endemic countries to monitor the progress of filariasis elimination programs and for post-MDA surveillance. ..
Weil G, Curtis K, Fakoli L, Fischer K, Gankpala L, Lammie P, et al
. Laboratory and field evaluation of a new rapid test for detecting Wuchereria bancrofti antigen in human blood. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013;89:11-5 pubmed publisher
..Based on its increased sensitivity and other practical advantages, we believe that the test strip represents a major step forward that will be welcomed by the GPELF and the filariasis research community. ..
McNulty S, Mullin A, Vaughan J, Tkach V, Weil G, Fischer P. Comparing the mitochondrial genomes of Wolbachia-dependent and independent filarial nematode species. BMC Genomics. 2012;13:145 pubmed publisher