P Vounatsou

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Affiliation: University of Basel
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc Disparities of Plasmodium falciparum infection, malaria-related morbidity and access to malaria prevention and treatment among school-aged children: a national cross-sectional survey in Côte d'Ivoire
    Clarisse A Houngbedji
    Département Environnement et Santé, Centre suisse de recherches scientifiques en Côte d Ivoire, 01 BP 1303, Abidjan 01, Cote d Ivoire
    Malar J 14:7. 2015
  2. pmc Spatio-temporal distribution of soil-transmitted helminth infections in Brazil
    Frédérique Chammartin
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, P, O, Box, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Parasit Vectors 7:440. 2014
  3. pmc Geostatistical model-based estimates of Schistosomiasis prevalence among individuals aged ≤ 20 years in West Africa
    Nadine Schur
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1194. 2011
  4. pmc Toward an open-access global database for mapping, control, and surveillance of neglected tropical diseases
    Eveline Hürlimann
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1404. 2011
  5. pmc Estimating the burden of malaria in Senegal: Bayesian zero-inflated binomial geostatistical modeling of the MIS 2008 data
    Federica Giardina
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e32625. 2012
  6. pmc Spatially explicit burden estimates of malaria in Tanzania: bayesian geostatistical modeling of the malaria indicator survey data
    Laura Gosoniu
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e23966. 2012
  7. pmc Determining treatment needs at different spatial scales using geostatistical model-based risk estimates of schistosomiasis
    Nadine Schur
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1773. 2012
  8. pmc Bayesian geostatistical modeling of leishmaniasis incidence in Brazil
    Dimitrios Alexios Karagiannis-Voules
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2213. 2013
  9. pmc Relationship between child survival and malaria transmission: an analysis of the malaria transmission intensity and mortality burden across Africa (MTIMBA) project data in Rufiji demographic surveillance system, Tanzania
    Susan F Rumisha
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Socinstrasse 57, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
    Malar J 13:124. 2014
  10. pmc Bayesian geostatistical modelling of soil-transmitted helminth survey data in the People's Republic of China
    Ying Si Lai
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, P, O, Box, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Parasit Vectors 6:359. 2013

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  1. pmc Disparities of Plasmodium falciparum infection, malaria-related morbidity and access to malaria prevention and treatment among school-aged children: a national cross-sectional survey in Côte d'Ivoire
    Clarisse A Houngbedji
    Département Environnement et Santé, Centre suisse de recherches scientifiques en Côte d Ivoire, 01 BP 1303, Abidjan 01, Cote d Ivoire
    Malar J 14:7. 2015
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  2. pmc Spatio-temporal distribution of soil-transmitted helminth infections in Brazil
    Frédérique Chammartin
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, P, O, Box, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Parasit Vectors 7:440. 2014
    ..While efforts have been made to take into account the spatial structure of the data in the modelling approach, little emphasis has been placed on the temporal dimension...
  3. pmc Geostatistical model-based estimates of Schistosomiasis prevalence among individuals aged ≤ 20 years in West Africa
    Nadine Schur
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1194. 2011
    ..For planning, coordination, and evaluation of control activities, it is essential to possess reliable schistosomiasis prevalence maps...
  4. pmc Toward an open-access global database for mapping, control, and surveillance of neglected tropical diseases
    Eveline Hürlimann
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1404. 2011
    ..We describe the steps taken toward the development of such a database that can be employed for spatial disease risk modeling and control of NTDs...
  5. pmc Estimating the burden of malaria in Senegal: Bayesian zero-inflated binomial geostatistical modeling of the MIS 2008 data
    Federica Giardina
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e32625. 2012
    ..Zero-Inflated formulations are more appropriate in modeling sparse geostatistical survey data, expected to arise more frequently as malaria research is focused on elimination...
  6. pmc Spatially explicit burden estimates of malaria in Tanzania: bayesian geostatistical modeling of the malaria indicator survey data
    Laura Gosoniu
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e23966. 2012
    ..The predicted maps could be used by decision-makers to allocate resources and target interventions in the regions with highest burden of malaria in order to reduce the disease transmission in the country...
  7. pmc Determining treatment needs at different spatial scales using geostatistical model-based risk estimates of schistosomiasis
    Nadine Schur
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1773. 2012
    ..The frequency of praziquantel administration is based on endemicity, which usually is defined by prevalence data summarized at an arbitrarily chosen administrative level...
  8. pmc Bayesian geostatistical modeling of leishmaniasis incidence in Brazil
    Dimitrios Alexios Karagiannis-Voules
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2213. 2013
    ..Leishmaniasis is endemic in 98 countries with an estimated 350 million people at risk and approximately 2 million cases annually. Brazil is one of the most severely affected countries...
  9. pmc Relationship between child survival and malaria transmission: an analysis of the malaria transmission intensity and mortality burden across Africa (MTIMBA) project data in Rufiji demographic surveillance system, Tanzania
    Susan F Rumisha
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Socinstrasse 57, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
    Malar J 13:124. 2014
    ..This work linked the MTIMBA entomology database with the routinely collected vital events within the Rufiji Demographic Surveillance System to analyse the transmission-mortality relation in the region...
  10. pmc Bayesian geostatistical modelling of soil-transmitted helminth survey data in the People's Republic of China
    Ying Si Lai
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, P, O, Box, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Parasit Vectors 6:359. 2013
    ..R. China). There is a need for high-resolution estimates of at-risk areas and number of people infected to enhance spatial targeting of control interventions. However, such information is not yet available for P.R. China...
  11. pmc Mapping malaria risk among children in Côte d'Ivoire using Bayesian geo-statistical models
    Giovanna Raso
    Département Environnement et Santé, Centre suisse de recherches scientifiques en Côte d Ivoire, BP 1303, Abidjan 01, Cote d Ivoire
    Malar J 11:160. 2012
    ..Risk maps are important to guide control interventions, and hence, the aim of this study was to predict the geographical distribution of malaria infection risk in children aged <16 years in Côte d'Ivoire at high spatial resolution...
  12. pmc Domestic dog demographic structure and dynamics relevant to rabies control planning in urban areas in Africa: the case of Iringa, Tanzania
    Alena S Gsell
    Aquatic Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Vet Res 8:236. 2012
    ..The achievable vaccination coverage was assessed by a two-stage vaccination campaign, and the proportion of feral dogs was estimated by a mark-recapture transect study...
  13. pmc Cancer survivors in Switzerland: a rapidly growing population to care for
    Christian Herrmann
    Cancer Registry St, Gallen Appenzell, Cancer League Ostschweiz, St Gallen, Switzerland
    BMC Cancer 13:287. 2013
    ..Cancer survivors are a heterogeneous group with complex health problems. Data concerning its total number and growing dynamics for Switzerland are scarce and outdated...
  14. pmc Modelling the geographical distribution of soil-transmitted helminth infections in Bolivia
    Frédérique Chammartin
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Parasit Vectors 6:152. 2013
    ..e. Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, and hookworm) in Bolivia is among the highest in Latin America. However, the spatial distribution and burden of soil-transmitted helminthiasis are poorly documented...
  15. pmc Spatio-temporal malaria transmission patterns in Navrongo demographic surveillance site, northern Ghana
    Simon Kasasa
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Socinstrasse 57, P, O, Box 4002, Basel, Switzerland
    Malar J 12:63. 2013
    ..This study analysed data from Kassena-Nankana districts in northern Ghana to obtain small area estimates of malaria transmission rates allowing for this uncertainty...
  16. pmc Spatial and temporal dynamics of malaria transmission in rural Western Kenya
    Nyaguara Amek
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC Research and Public Health Collaboration, P O Box 1578, Kisumu, Kenya
    Parasit Vectors 5:86. 2012
    ..There are few studies examining the extent and drivers of local variation in malaria exposure in endemic areas...
  17. pmc Modelling age-heterogeneous Schistosoma haematobium and S. mansoni survey data via alignment factors
    Nadine Schur
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, P, O, Box, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Parasit Vectors 4:142. 2011
    ..However, data are often reported for non-standard age groups or entire study populations. Existing geostatistical models ignore either the age-dependence of the disease risk or omit surveys considered too heterogeneous...
  18. pmc Bayesian geostatistical modelling of malaria and lymphatic filariasis infections in Uganda: predictors of risk and geographical patterns of co-endemicity
    Anna Sofie Stensgaard
    Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Malar J 10:298. 2011
    ..and W. bancrofti co-endemicity...
  19. pmc Spatially-explicit risk profiling of Plasmodium falciparum infections at a small scale: a geostatistical modelling approach
    Kigbafori D Silué
    UFR Biosciences, Université de Cocody Abidjan, 22 BP 770, Abidjan 22, Cote d Ivoire
    Malar J 7:111. 2008
    ..Spatially-explicit risk profiling will play an important role in this endeavour. Patterns of Plasmodium falciparum infection prevalence were examined among schoolchildren in a highly malaria-endemic area...
  20. pmc Rapid Urban Malaria Appraisal (RUMA) II: epidemiology of urban malaria in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
    Shr Jie Wang
    Swiss Tropical Institute, P O Box, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Malar J 5:28. 2006
    ..The thinking behind malaria research and control strategies stems largely from experience gained in rural areas and needs to be adapted to the urban environment...
  21. pmc Rapid urban malaria appraisal (RUMA) I: epidemiology of urban malaria in Ouagadougou
    Shr Jie Wang
    Swiss Tropical Institute, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Malar J 4:43. 2005
    ..Rapid urbanization in sub-Saharan Africa has a major impact on malaria epidemiology. While much is known about malaria in rural areas in Burkina Faso, the urban situation is less well understood...
  22. pmc Models for short term malaria prediction in Sri Lanka
    Olivier J T Briët
    International Water Management Institute, P, O, Box 2075, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Malar J 7:76. 2008
    ....
  23. pmc Rapid Urban Malaria Appraisal (RUMA) IV: epidemiology of urban malaria in Cotonou (Benin)
    Shr Jie Wang
    Swiss Tropical Institute STI, P O Box, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Malar J 5:45. 2006
    ..An estimated 40 % of the population in Benin lives in urban areas. The purpose of the study was to estimate malaria endemicity and the fraction of malaria-attributable fevers in health facilities in Cotonou...
  24. pmc Spatial distribution of the chromosomal forms of anopheles gambiae in Mali
    Nafomon Sogoba
    Malaria Research and Training Center, Faculte de Medecine, de Pharmacie et d Ondoto Stomatologie, Université de Bamako, BP, 1805, Bamako, Mali
    Malar J 7:205. 2008
    ..gambiae s.s. is not yet available at country level to support control efforts...
  25. pmc Temporal correlation between malaria and rainfall in Sri Lanka
    Olivier J T Briët
    International Water Management Institute, PO Box 2075, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Malar J 7:77. 2008
    ..Rainfall data have potential use for malaria prediction. However, the relationship between rainfall and the number of malaria cases is indirect and complex...
  26. pmc Rapid urban malaria appraisal (RUMA) in sub-Saharan Africa
    Shr Jie Wang
    Swiss Tropical Institute, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Malar J 4:40. 2005
    ..The rapid urban malaria appraisal (RUMA) methodology aims to provide a cost-effective tool to conduct rapid assessments of the malaria situation in urban sub-Saharan Africa and to improve the understanding of urban malaria epidemiology...
  27. pmc Geographical patterns and predictors of malaria risk in Zambia: Bayesian geostatistical modelling of the 2006 Zambia national malaria indicator survey (ZMIS)
    Nadine Riedel
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, PO Box, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Malar J 9:37. 2010
    ....
  28. pmc Spatial risk profiling of Plasmodium falciparum parasitaemia in a high endemicity area in Côte d'Ivoire
    Giovanna Raso
    Département Environnement et Santé, Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques, Abidjan, Cote d Ivoire
    Malar J 8:252. 2009
    ....
  29. pmc Spatio-temporal analysis of the role of climate in inter-annual variation of malaria incidence in Zimbabwe
    Musawenkoi L H Mabaso
    Malaria Research Lead Programme, Medical Research Council, P O Box 70380, Overport 4067, Durban, South Africa
    Int J Health Geogr 5:20. 2006
    ..We used Bayesian negative binomial models for spatio-temporal analysis of the relationship between annual malaria incidence and selected climatic covariates at a district level in Zimbabwe from 1988-1999...
  30. pmc Young and vulnerable: spatial-temporal trends and risk factors for infant mortality in rural South Africa (Agincourt), 1992-2007
    Benn K D Sartorius
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 10:645. 2010
    ..It is associated with several health determinants, such as maternal health, access to high-quality health care, socioeconomic conditions, and public health policy and practices...
  31. pmc Spatial effects of mosquito bednets on child mortality
    Laura Gosoniu
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 8:356. 2008
    ..We analyzed for the first time data from a large follow-up study in an area of high perennial malaria transmission in southern Tanzania to describe the spatial effects of bednets on all-cause child mortality...
  32. doi request reprint Bayesian geostatistical modelling for mapping schistosomiasis transmission
    P Vounatsou
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, P O Box, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Parasitology 136:1695-705. 2009
    ..We conclude that geostatistical ZI models produce more accurate maps of helminth infection intensity than the spatial negative binomial ones...
  33. ncbi request reprint Spatial patterns of infant mortality in Mali: the effect of malaria endemicity
    A Gemperli
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Epidemiol 159:64-72. 2004
    ..However, at points very remote from those sampled, it is important to consider prediction error...
  34. doi request reprint Modelling the geographical distribution of co-infection risk from single-disease surveys
    Nadine Schur
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Stat Med 30:1761-76. 2011
    ..Co-infection risk is preferably estimated via Bayesian geostatistical multinomial modelling, using data from surveys screening for multiple infections simultaneously. However, only few surveys have collected this type of data...
  35. ncbi request reprint Spatial risk prediction and mapping of Schistosoma mansoni infections among schoolchildren living in western Côte d'Ivoire
    G Raso
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, PO Box, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Parasitology 131:97-108. 2005
    ..The generated risk map can be used by decision-makers for the design and implementation of schistosomiasis control in this setting. If successfully validated elsewhere, this approach can guide control programmes quite generally...
  36. ncbi request reprint Bayesian modelling of geostatistical malaria risk data
    L Gosoniu
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Geospat Health 1:127-39. 2006
    ..Results indicate that the stationarity assumption is important because it influences the significance of environmental factors and the corresponding malaria risk maps...
  37. doi request reprint Effectiveness of dog rabies vaccination programmes: comparison of owner-charged and free vaccination campaigns
    S Durr
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Epidemiol Infect 137:1558-67. 2009
    ..Public health officials can use these results when evaluating the costs and benefits of subsidizing dog rabies vaccination programmes...
  38. ncbi request reprint Malaria mapping using transmission models: application to survey data from Mali
    A Gemperli
    Biostatistics and Basic Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Epidemiol 163:289-97. 2006
    ..The approach makes more efficient use of the available data than do previous malaria mapping methods, and it produces highly plausible maps of malaria distribution...
  39. doi request reprint Spatial dispersion and characterisation of mosquito breeding habitats in urban vegetable-production areas of Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
    B Matthys
    Swiss Centre for International Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, P O Box, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 104:649-66. 2010
    ..e. urban farmers and urban agricultural extension services)...
  40. ncbi request reprint Effect of iron supplementation and malaria prophylaxis in infants on Plasmodium falciparum genotypes and multiplicity of infection
    H P Beck
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 93:41-5. 1999
    ..013). Such an association was also found for the present risk of clinical malaria in infants receiving prophylaxis (odds ratio = 3.84, P = 0.026), which might imply that chemoprophylaxis may impair the development of premunition...
  41. ncbi request reprint Spatial patterns of child growth in Papua New Guinea and their relation to environment, diet, socio-economic status and subsistence activities
    I Mueller
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel
    Ann Hum Biol 28:263-80. 2001
    ..This indicates that nutritional interventions in PNG should aim at promoting the consumption of such high energy and high protein foods as well as strengthening the general economic base of rural populations...
  42. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of 10-day melarsoprol schedule 2 years after treatment for late-stage gambiense sleeping sickness
    C Schmid
    Swiss Tropical Institute, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Lancet 364:789-90. 2004
    ..After 2 years, 23 (5%) relapsing patients were reported, 11 (5%) in the standard treatment group and 12 (6%) in the new group. The results at the 2-year follow-up support and strengthen our previous findings...
  43. ncbi request reprint A potential impact of climate change and water resource development on the transmission of Schistosoma japonicum in China
    G J Yang
    Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Wuxi, Jiangsu, People s Republic of China
    Parassitologia 47:127-34. 2005
    ..Climate change, coupled with water resource developments in China, may pose additional challenges for the control of schistosomiasis...
  44. doi request reprint Microscopic diagnosis of sodium acetate-acetic acid-formalin-fixed stool samples for helminths and intestinal protozoa: a comparison among European reference laboratories
    J Utzinger
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:267-73. 2010
    ..Continued external quality assessment and the establishment of a formal network of reference laboratories is necessary to further enhance both accuracy and uniformity in parasite diagnosis...
  45. doi request reprint Assessing seasonal variations and age patterns in mortality during the first year of life in Tanzania
    S F Rumisha
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Socinstrasse 57, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
    Acta Trop 126:28-36. 2013
    ..Seasonality in mortality rates with two peaks per year is pronounced which corresponds to rainy seasons. Understanding of these trends is important for public health preparedness...
  46. ncbi request reprint Bayesian age-stage modelling of Plasmodium falciparum sequestered parasite loads in severe malaria patients
    T Smith
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Socinstrasse 57, Postfach, CH 4002, Basel, Switzerland
    Parasitology 129:289-99. 2004
    ..The resulting models should prove a useful tool for cross-validating biochemical approaches for estimating the sequestered load...
  47. ncbi request reprint A model of animal-human brucellosis transmission in Mongolia
    J Zinsstag
    Swiss Tropical Institute, P O Box, CH 4002, Basle, Switzerland
    Prev Vet Med 69:77-95. 2005
    ..The simultaneously fitted sheep-human and cattle-human contact rates show that 90% of human brucellosis was small-ruminant derived. Average effective reproductive ratios for the year 1999 were 1.2 for sheep and 1.7 for cattle...
  48. ncbi request reprint Species-specific field testing of Entamoeba spp. in an area of high endemicity
    F Heckendorn
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, P O Box, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 96:521-8. 2002
    ..dispar was very low (1:46), suggesting that the vast majority of Entamoeba infections in this area were apathogenic. Both species-specific tests performed well but the ELISA was easier to use for large-scale field screening...
  49. pmc Coverage of pilot parenteral vaccination campaign against canine rabies in N'Djaména, Chad
    U Kayali
    Swiss Tropical Institute, PO Box, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 81:739-44. 2003
    ..Regular parenteral vaccination campaigns to cover all of N'Djaména should be considered as an ethical way of preventing human rabies when post-exposure treatment is of limited availability and high in cost...