Dennis Shanks

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Affiliation: Defence Science and Technology Organisation
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Malaria's indirect contribution to all-cause mortality in the Andaman Islands during the colonial era
    G Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, Australia
    Lancet Infect Dis 8:564-70. 2008
  2. pmc Deaths from bacterial pneumonia during 1918-19 influenza pandemic
    John F Brundage
    Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1193-9. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Relationship between "purulent bronchitis" in military populations in Europe prior to 1918 and the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic
    G Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, QLD, Australia
    Influenza Other Respir Viruses 6:235-9. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint The conundrum of malaria chemoprophylaxis
    Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, QLD 4051, Australia School of Public Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    J Travel Med 23:. 2016
  5. doi request reprint Historical review: Does falciparum malaria destroy isolated tribal populations?
    G Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, QLD 4051, Australia University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Brisbane, QLD 4006, Australia Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK Electronic address
    Travel Med Infect Dis 14:646-651. 2016
  6. pmc Historical Review: Problematic Malaria Prophylaxis with Quinine
    G Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, Australia School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 95:269-72. 2016
  7. pmc Lethality of First Contact Dysentery Epidemics on Pacific Islands
    G Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, Queensland, Australia School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 95:273-7. 2016
  8. doi request reprint Historical review: does stress provoke Plasmodium falciparum recrudescence?
    G Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, QLD 4051, Australia University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Brisbane, QLD 4006, Australia
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 109:360-5. 2015
  9. doi request reprint Insights from unusual aspects of the 1918 influenza pandemic
    G Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, QLD 4051, Australia University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Brisbane, QLD 4006, Australia Electronic address
    Travel Med Infect Dis 13:217-22. 2015
  10. doi request reprint No evidence of 1918 influenza pandemic origin in Chinese laborers/soldiers in France
    G Dennis Shanks
    The Australian Army Malaria Institute, Weary Dunlop Drive, Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera, QLD, Australia The University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Electronic address
    J Chin Med Assoc 79:46-8. 2016

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  1. pmc Malaria's indirect contribution to all-cause mortality in the Andaman Islands during the colonial era
    G Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, Australia
    Lancet Infect Dis 8:564-70. 2008
    ..Deaths secondary to malaria (indirect malaria mortality) were at least as great as mortality directly attributed to malaria infections...
  2. pmc Deaths from bacterial pneumonia during 1918-19 influenza pandemic
    John F Brundage
    Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1193-9. 2008
    ..g., with bacterial vaccines and antimicrobial drugs), particularly if a pandemic strain-specific vaccine is unavailable or inaccessible to isolated, crowded, or medically underserved populations...
  3. doi request reprint Relationship between "purulent bronchitis" in military populations in Europe prior to 1918 and the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic
    G Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, QLD, Australia
    Influenza Other Respir Viruses 6:235-9. 2012
    ..Purulent bronchitis may have been the clinical expression of infection with a novel influenza virus which also could have been a direct precursor of the 1918 pandemic strain...
  4. ncbi request reprint The conundrum of malaria chemoprophylaxis
    Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, QLD 4051, Australia School of Public Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    J Travel Med 23:. 2016
    ..Alternative approaches to malaria chemoprophylaxis are discussed in light of the difficulties of executing clinical trials within limits of infection rates and ethics...
  5. doi request reprint Historical review: Does falciparum malaria destroy isolated tribal populations?
    G Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, QLD 4051, Australia University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Brisbane, QLD 4006, Australia Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK Electronic address
    Travel Med Infect Dis 14:646-651. 2016
    ..The purpose of this review is to examine the role of falciparum malaria in the depopulation of some isolated tribal groups in order to understand what measures, if any, would be likely to prevent such losses...
  6. pmc Historical Review: Problematic Malaria Prophylaxis with Quinine
    G Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, Australia School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 95:269-72. 2016
    ..The problems with quinine as a chemoprophylactic drug illustrate the difficulties with medications used for prevention and the acute need for improved compounds. ..
  7. pmc Lethality of First Contact Dysentery Epidemics on Pacific Islands
    G Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, Queensland, Australia School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 95:273-7. 2016
    ..If this analysis is correct, then Pacific islands are currently at no greater risk of emerging disease epidemics than other developing countries despite their dark history. ..
  8. doi request reprint Historical review: does stress provoke Plasmodium falciparum recrudescence?
    G Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, QLD 4051, Australia University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Brisbane, QLD 4006, Australia
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 109:360-5. 2015
    ..Host stress-provoked recrudescence may be part of P. falciparum's survival strategy. ..
  9. doi request reprint Insights from unusual aspects of the 1918 influenza pandemic
    G Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, QLD 4051, Australia University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Brisbane, QLD 4006, Australia Electronic address
    Travel Med Infect Dis 13:217-22. 2015
    ..Unusual aspects of historical epidemics may help to reconstruct what actually occurred in 1918 and thus better prepare for the next pandemic...
  10. doi request reprint No evidence of 1918 influenza pandemic origin in Chinese laborers/soldiers in France
    G Dennis Shanks
    The Australian Army Malaria Institute, Weary Dunlop Drive, Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera, QLD, Australia The University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Electronic address
    J Chin Med Assoc 79:46-8. 2016
    ..This finding does not support a Southeast Asian importation of lethal influenza to Europe in 1918. ..
  11. pmc Synergistic Mortality Caused by Plasmodium falciparum During the 1918 Influenza Pandemic
    G Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, Australia University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Brisbane, Australia Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 92:941-2. 2015
    ..Falciparum proteins bind and likely inhibit antithrombin 3 and other factors. Pathogens interact in ways that may inform pathophysiology studies of remote epidemics...
  12. pmc Hypothesis: dynamics of classical malaria epidemics show Plasmodium falciparum's survival strategy
    G Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, Australia School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 92:561-4. 2015
    ..Its evolutionary significance may be that it allows the parasite to match the tropical agricultural cycle. ..
  13. doi request reprint Evolution from double to triple-antimalarial drug combinations
    G Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, QLD 4051, Australia School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 109:182-8. 2015
    ..Given the arrival of artemisinin tolerance/resistance in Southeast Asia, it is likely that new drugs introduced for malaria treatment will be in triple drug combinations. ..
  14. doi request reprint How World War 1 changed global attitudes to war and infectious diseases
    G Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, QLD, Australia Centre for Australian Military and Veterans Health, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Department of Zoology, Oxford University, Oxford, UK Electronic address
    Lancet 384:1699-707. 2014
    ..Pandemic influenza in 1918-19 killed more people than died during the entire war, showing how much remained beyond the capability of the scientists and doctors who fought infectious diseases during World War 1. ..
  15. pmc Population genetics of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax and asymptomatic malaria in Temotu Province, Solomon Islands
    Karen Ann Gray
    Drug Resistance and Diagnostics, Australian Army Malaria Institute, Weary Dunlop Drive, Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera, QLD, 4051, Australia
    Malar J 12:429. 2013
    ..To better understand mechanisms underlying these malaria transmission characteristics genetic diversity and relationships among Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax populations in the province were examined...
  16. pmc Geographical variation in Plasmodium vivax relapse
    Katherine E Battle
    Department of Zoology, Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Tinbergen Building, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, UK
    Malar J 13:144. 2014
    ..Here observed patterns of relapse periodicity are used to generate predictions of relapse incidence within geographic regions representative of varying parasite transmission...
  17. pmc A retrospective analysis of the protective efficacy of tafenoquine and mefloquine as prophylactic anti-malarials in non-immune individuals during deployment to a malaria-endemic area
    Geoffrey S Dow
    United States Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, 1430 Veterans Drive, Fort Detrick, Maryland 21702, USA
    Malar J 13:49. 2014
    ..The lack of a concurrent placebo control arm prevented an internal estimate of the malaria attack rate and so the protective efficacy of the study regimens was not determined at the time...
  18. pmc Mass drug administration for the control and elimination of Plasmodium vivax malaria: an ecological study from Jiangsu province, China
    Michelle S Hsiang
    Global Health Group, University of California San Francisco UCSF, San Francisco, USA
    Malar J 12:383. 2013
    ..Recent progress in malaria control has caused renewed interest in mass drug administration (MDA) as a potential elimination strategy but the evidence base is limited. China has extensive experience with MDA, but it is not well documented...
  19. doi request reprint The activation of vivax malaria hypnozoites by infectious diseases
    G Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, QLD, Australia Centre for Military and Veterans Health, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Department of Zoology, Oxford University, Oxford, UK Electronic address
    Lancet Infect Dis 13:900-6. 2013
    ..Specific components of the host's acute febrile inflammatory response, and not fever alone, are probably important factors in the provocation of a relapse of vivax malaria. ..
  20. doi request reprint Spatiotemporal patterns of pandemic influenza-related deaths in Allied naval forces during 1918
    G D Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, QLD, Australia
    Epidemiol Infect 141:2205-12. 2013
    ..Given the relatively slow speed of naval ships in convoy at this time (<12 knots), our findings suggest that the pandemic influenza virus was circulating on three continents at the observed onset of the main mortality wave...
  21. pmc CYP450 phenotyping and metabolite identification of quinine by accurate mass UPLC-MS analysis: a possible metabolic link to blackwater fever
    Sean R Marcsisin
    Department of Drug Development, Division of Experimental Therapeutics, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
    Malar J 12:214. 2013
    ..Despite centuries of use, its metabolism is still not fully understood, and may play a role in the haemolytic disorders associated with the drug...
  22. pmc Review of key knowledge gaps in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency detection with regard to the safe clinical deployment of 8-aminoquinoline treatment regimens: a workshop report
    Lorenz von Seidlein
    Global and Tropical Health Division, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia
    Malar J 12:112. 2013
    ..The discussions and conclusions of a workshop conducted in Incheon, Korea in May 2012 to review key knowledge gaps in G6PD deficiency are reported here...
  23. pmc The efficacy and tolerability of artemisinin-piperaquine (Artequick®) versus artesunate-amodiaquine (Coarsucam™) for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in south-central Vietnam
    Nguyen Xuan Thanh
    Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Malar J 11:217. 2012
    ..falciparum malaria in south-central Vietnam...
  24. pmc Epidemiological isolation causing variable mortality in Island populations during the 1918-1920 influenza pandemic
    G Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, QLD, Australia
    Influenza Other Respir Viruses 6:417-23. 2012
    ..Islands are isolated epidemiological situations that may elucidate why influenza pandemic mortality rates were so variable in apparently similar populations...
  25. pmc Operational research to inform a sub-national surveillance intervention for malaria elimination in Solomon Islands
    Jo An Atkinson
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Malar J 11:101. 2012
    ..This study contributes to a situational analysis of malaria in Isabel Province to inform an appropriate surveillance intervention...
  26. pmc Pathogenic responses among young adults during the 1918 influenza pandemic
    G Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Research Institute, Enoggera, Queensland, Australia
    Emerg Infect Dis 18:201-7. 2012
    ..The extreme mortality rate associated with the 1918-19 pandemic is unlikely to recur naturally. However, T-cell-mediated immunopathologic effects should be carefully monitored in developing and using universal influenza vaccines...
  27. pmc A large proportion of asymptomatic Plasmodium infections with low and sub-microscopic parasite densities in the low transmission setting of Temotu Province, Solomon Islands: challenges for malaria diagnostics in an elimination setting
    Ivor Harris
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Weary Dunlop Drive, Gallipoli Barracks Enoggera, QLD 4051, Australia
    Malar J 9:254. 2010
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  28. doi request reprint Extreme mortality after first introduction of measles virus to the polynesian island of Rotuma, 1911
    G Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, Queensland 4051, Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 173:1211-22. 2011
    ..g., measles, influenza)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Treatment of falciparum malaria in the age of drug resistance
    G D Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, Queensland, Australia
    J Postgrad Med 52:277-80. 2006
    ..The standard of care must be to cure malaria by killing the last parasite. Combination antimalarial treatment is vital not only to the successful treatment of individual patients but also for public health control of malaria...
  30. ncbi request reprint Simultaneous epidemics of influenza and malaria in the Australian Army in Palestine in 1918
    G Dennis Shanks
    Centre for Military and Veterans Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Med J Aust 191:654-7. 2009
    ..Disease casualties outnumbered those due to combat by more than 37 to 1. Simultaneous infectious disease epidemics can cause mass casualties, capable of overwhelming any health service...
  31. doi request reprint Island fever: the historical determinants of malaria in the Andaman Islands
    G Dennis Shanks
    Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford University, Oxford, OX1 3PS, UK
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 104:185-90. 2010
    ..The history of malaria control in the Andaman Islands Penal Colony is a cautionary tale that well-meaning and well-funded efforts can fail spectacularly if local epidemiological reality is not well understood...
  32. doi request reprint Mortality risk factors during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic in the Australian army
    G Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, Australia
    J Infect Dis 201:1880-9. 2010
    ..Understanding the risk of mortality during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic could inform preparations for a future pandemic...
  33. pmc Low but highly variable mortality among nurses and physicians during the influenza pandemic of 1918-1919
    G Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, QLD, Australia
    Influenza Other Respir Viruses 5:213-9. 2011
    ..During the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, nurses and physicians were intensively exposed to the pandemic A/H1N1 strain. There are few published summaries of the mortality experiences of nurses and physicians during the pandemic...
  34. doi request reprint Determinants of mortality in naval units during the 1918-19 influenza pandemic
    G Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, QLD, Australia
    Lancet Infect Dis 11:793-9. 2011
    ..These findings are relevant to modern concerns that the 2009 influenza A H1N1 virus could suddenly increase in lethality...
  35. pmc Etiology of interepidemic periods of mosquito-borne disease
    S I Hay
    Trypanosomiasis and Land Use in Africa Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 97:9335-9. 2000
    ..We conclude that intrinsic population dynamics offer the most parsimonious explanation for the observed interepidemic periods of disease in these locations...
  36. pmc Malaria early warning in Kenya
    S I Hay
    Trypanosomiasis and Land use in Africa TALA Research Group, Dept of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, UK OX1 3PS
    Trends Parasitol 17:95-9. 2001
    ..In this article, we discuss how such heterogeneity, and its epidemiological consequences, should be considered in the development of early warning systems for malaria epidemics...
  37. ncbi request reprint Modern malaria chemoprophylaxis
    G Dennis Shanks
    Australian Army Malaria Institute, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Drugs 65:2091-110. 2005
    ..Travellers with a significant exposure to malaria require a comprehensive plan for prevention that includes anti-mosquito measures but which is still primarily be based on the regular use of efficacious antimalarial medications...
  38. ncbi request reprint Mefloquine--its 20 years in the Thai Malaria Control Program
    Chansuda Wongsrichanalai
    US Army Medical Component, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 35:300-8. 2004
    ..Thailand is the country with the most experience in the use of this drug in a malaria control program. We present here a review of mefloquine's pharmacology and usage in Thailand...
  39. pmc Malaria in Kenya's western highlands
    G Dennis Shanks
    US Army Medical Research Unit Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1425-32. 2005
    ..Antimalarial drugs can limit the pool of gametocytes available to infect mosquitoes during the brief transmission season...
  40. pmc Hot topic or hot air? Climate change and malaria resurgence in East African highlands
    Simon I Hay
    Dept of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK
    Trends Parasitol 18:530-4. 2002
    ..We find the widespread increase in resistance of the malaria parasite to drugs and the decrease in vector control activities to be more likely driving forces behind the malaria resurgence...
  41. pmc Climate change and the resurgence of malaria in the East African highlands
    Simon I Hay
    TALA Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Nature 415:905-9. 2002
    ..A high degree of temporal and spatial variation in the climate of East Africa suggests further that claimed associations between local malaria resurgences and regional changes in climate are overly simplistic...
  42. pmc Meteorologic influences on Plasmodium falciparum malaria in the Highland Tea Estates of Kericho, Western Kenya
    G Dennis Shanks
    U S Army Medical Research Unit Kenya, Nairobi, Africa
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:1404-8. 2002
    ..We conclude that climate changes have not caused the highland malaria resurgence in western Kenya...
  43. ncbi request reprint Malaria blood stage parasites activate human plasmacytoid dendritic cells and murine dendritic cells through a Toll-like receptor 9-dependent pathway
    Sathit Pichyangkul
    Department of Immunology and Medicine, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand
    J Immunol 172:4926-33. 2004
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Travel as a risk factor for malaria requiring hospitalization on a highland tea plantation in western Kenya
    G Dennis Shanks
    US Army Medical Research Unit Kenya
    J Travel Med 11:354-7. 2004
    ..A study of malaria patients admitted to a tea estate hospital was conducted to estimate the risk of severe malaria when acquired during travel away from the tea estates compared with infections that had probably been locally acquired...
  45. pmc Climate variability and malaria epidemics in the highlands of East Africa
    Simon I Hay
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, UK, OX1 3PS
    Trends Parasitol 21:52-3. 2005
    ..If proven, this would be an interesting result but we believe that the methods used do not test the hypothesis suggested...
  46. ncbi request reprint Drug-free holidays: pre-travel versus during travel malaria chemoprophylaxis
    G Dennis Shanks
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 77:1-2. 2007
    ..Treatment regimens of antimalarial drugs taken prior to travel could protect persons for up to one month of exposure. We urge additional testing of pre-travel malaria chemoprophylaxis regimens...
  47. ncbi request reprint What really happened during the 1918 influenza pandemic? The importance of bacterial secondary infections
    John F Brundage
    J Infect Dis 196:1717-8; author reply 1718-9. 2007
  48. pmc Global warming and malaria: a call for accuracy
    Paul Reitera
    Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
    Lancet Infect Dis 4:323-4. 2004