Publications of Microbiology

July-September'2022​

  • Screening for Arboviruses in Healthy Blood Donors: Experience from Karachi, Pakistan (Jul-Dec 2018). Khan ​​MA, Imtiaz K, Shafaq H, Farooqi J, Hassan M, Zafar A, Long MT, Barr KL, Khan E.  Virol Sin. 2022 Jul. 18:S1995-820X(22)00122-5. ​​​DOI: 10.1016/j.virs.2022.07.008.​

  • The causes of stillbirths in south Asia: results from a prospective study in India and Pakistan (PURPOSe). McClure EM, Saleem S, Goudar SS, Tikmani SS, Dhaded SM, Hwang K, Guruprasad G, Shobha D, Sarvamangala B, Yogeshkumar S, Somannavar MS, Roujani S, Reza S, Raza J, Yasmin H, Aceituno A, Parlberg L, Kim J, Bann CM, Silver RM, Goldenberg RL; PURPOSe Study Group. Lancet Glob Health. 2022 Jul;10(7):e970-e977.​​ ​​​Collaborators​- ​Afia Zafar​​, Imran Ahmed and​ Najia Ghanchi. ​​DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(22)00180-2.

  • Reporting of mycetoma cases from skin and soft tissue biopsies over a period of ten years: A single center report and literature review from Pakistan.​ Zeeshan M, Fatima S, Farooqi J, Jabeen K, Ahmed A, Haq A, Arif MO and Zafar A. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2022 Jul 29;16(7):e0010607. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0010607.​


  •  Incidence of typhoid and paratyphoid fever in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan: results of the Surveillance for Enteric Fever in Asia Project.​ Garrett DO, Longley AT, Aiemjoy K, Yousafzai MT, Hemlock C, Yu AT, Vaidya K, Tamrakar D, Saha S, Bogoch II, Date K, Saha S, Islam MS, Sayeed KMI, Bern C, Shakoor S, Dehraj IF, Mehmood J, Sajib MSI, Islam M, Thobani RS, Hotwani A, Rahman N, Irfan S, Naga SR, Memon AM, Pradhan S, Iqbal K, Shrestha R, Rahman H, Hasan MM, Qazi SH, Kazi AM, Saddal NS, Jamal R, Hunzai MJ, Hossain T, Marks F, Carter AS, Seidman JC, Qamar FN, Saha SK, Andrews JR, Luby SP.Lancet Glob Health. 2022 Jul;10(7):e978-e988. ​​​​DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(22)00119-X.​

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​​April-June'2022​​​​

  • The international and intercontinental spread and expansion of antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella Typhi: a genomic epidemiology study.​ da Silva KE, Tanmoy AM, Pragasam AK, Iqbal J, Sajib MSI, Mutreja A, Veeraraghavan B, Tamrakar D, Qamar FN, Dougan G, Bogoch I, Seidman JC, Shakya J, Vaidya K, Carey ME, Shrestha R, Irfan S, Baker S, Luby SP, Cao Y, Dyson ZA, Garrett DO, John J, Kang G, Hooda Y, Saha SK, Saha S, Andrews JR.  Lancet Microbe. 2022 Jun 21:S2666-5247(22)00093-3. ​​​DOI: 10.1016/S2666-5247(22)00093-3.​


  • Blended team based learning sessions to enhance medical students' engagement. Jabeen, K & Ahmed, I & Fatima, SS & Ghias, K. (2022).  Medical Education. 10.1111/medu.14834. DOI:10.1111/medu.14834.

  • How conflicts of interest hinder effective regulation of healthcare: an analysis of antimicrobial use regulation in Cambodia, Indonesia and Pakistan. ​Khan MRahman-Shepherd ABory SHasan R. et al. ​BMJ Global Health 2022;7:e008596.​ ​​https://gh.bmj.com/content/7/5/e008596.​​


  • External quality assessment (EQA) combined ​with on-site technical evaluation for capacity building in clinical microbiology laboratories in Pakistan. Saeed, Noureen & Zeeshan, M & Saeed, D & Farooqi, J & Shakoor, S & Ahmed, I & Jabeen, K & Rao, J & Hasan, R. (2022). Accreditation and Quality Assurance. 27. 1-8. 10.1007/s00769-022-01495-x. DOI:10.1007/s00769-022-01495-x.


  • ​Dynamics of IgG antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 reveals insight into immunity during the early pandemic period in Pakistan. Masood, K & Qaiser, S & Abidi, S & Khan, E & Mahmood, S & Hussain, A & Ghous, Z & Imtiaz, K & Ali, N & Hayat, H & Memon, H & Yameen, M & Ali, S & Baloch, S & Lakhani, G & Alves, P & Iqbal, N & Ahmed, K & Iqbal, J. Karachi, Pakistan. (2022).  DOI:10.2139/ssrn.4065417.


  • Risk factors and outcome of pulmonary aspergillosis in critically ill coronavirus disease 2019 patients-a multinational observational study by the European Confederation of Medical Mycology. Prattes, J., Wauters, J., Giacobbe, D. R., Salmanton-García, J., Maertens, J., Bourgeois, M., Reynders, M., Rutsaert, L., Van Regenmortel, N., Lormans, P., Feys, S., Reisinger, A. C., Cornely, O. A., Lahmer, T., Valerio, M., Delhaes, L., Jabeen, K., Steinmann, J., Chamula, M., Bassetti, M., … ECMM-CAPA Study Group (2022). Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 28(4), 580–587. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmi.2021.08.014.

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  • Characterisation of drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis mutations and transmission in Pakistan. Napier, G., Khan, A. S., Jabbar, A., Khan, M. T., Ali, S., Qasim, M., Mohammad, N., Hasan, R., Hasan, Z., Campino, S., Ahmad, S., Khattak, B., Waddell, S. J., Khan, T. A., Phelan, J. E., & Clark, T. G. (2022).  Scientific reports, 12(1), 7703. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-11795-4.

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  • ​​​​A Streptococcus pneumoniae lineage usually associated with pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) serotypes is the most common cause of serotype 35B invasive disease in South Africa, following routine use of PCV. Ndlangisa KM, du Plessis M, Lo S, de Gouveia L, Chaguza C, Antonio M, Kwambana-Adams B, Cornick J, Everett DB, Dagan R, Hawkins PA, Beall B, Corso A, Grassi Almeida SC, Ochoa TJ, Obaro S, Shakoor S, Donkor ES, Gladstone RA, Ho PL. The Global Pneumococcal Sequencing Consortium. Microbial genomics. 2022 April;8(4), 10.1099/mgen.0.000746. https://doi.org/10.1099/mgen.0.000746.​