Dr. Chummy S. Sikasuge - Publications
  • Gabriël S, Dorny P, Mwape KE, Trevisan C, Braae UC, Magnussen P, Thys S, Bulaya C, Phiri IK, Sikasunge CS, Makungu C, Afonso S, Nicolau Q, Johansen MV. (2016). Control of Taenia solium taeniasis/cysticercosis: The best way forward for sub-Saharan Africa? Acta Tropica, DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2016.04.010
  • Bulaya C., Mwape K.E., Michelo C., Sikasunge C.S., Makungu C., Gabriel S., Dorny P., Phiri I.K. (2015). Preliminary evaluation of Community-Led Total Sanitation for the control of Taenia solium cysticercosis in Katete District of Zambia. Veterinary Parasitology, 207(3-4):241-8.
  • Schmidt V., Sikasunge C.S., Odongo-Aginya E., Simukoko C., Mwanjali G., Alarakol S., Ovuga E., Matuja W., Kihamia C., Löscher T., Winkler A.S., Bretzel G. (2015). Taenia solium metacestode preparation in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa: a source for diagnosis and research on cysticercosis. African Health Sciences, 15:58-67.
  • Chota A., Sikasunge C.S., Makungu C., Mwape K.E., Simuunza M., Chembensofu M., Phiri I.K (2014). Prevalence of Taenia solium infections in humans and pigs in rural communities of Monze district of southern Zambia. UNZA Journal of Science and Technology, 18: 9-18.
  • Mkupasi, E.M., Ngowi, H.A., Sikasunge, C.S., Leifsson, P.S., Johansen, M.V. (2014). Distribution and histopathological changes induced by cysts of Taenia solium in the brain of pigs from Tanzania. Journal of Helminthology, 27:1-6.
  • Komba, E.V., Kimbi, E.C., Ngowi, H.A., Kimera, S.I., Mlangwa, J.E., Lekule, F.P., Sikasunge, C.S., Willingham, A.L. 3rd, Johansen, M.V., Thamsborg, S.M. (2013). Prevalence of porcine cysticercosis and associated risk factors in smallholder pig production systems in Mbeya region, southern highlands of Tanzania. Veterinary Parasitology, 198: 284-291.
  • Mkupasi, E.M., Sikasunge, C.S., Ngowi, H.A., Johansen, M.V. (2013). Efficacy and safety of anthelmintics tested against Taenia solium cysticercosis in pigs. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Jul 25;7(7):e2200. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002200.
  • Mkupasi, E.M., Ngowi, H.A., Sikasunge, C.S., Leifsson, P.S., Johansen, M.V. (2013). Efficacy of ivermectin and oxfendazole against Taenia solium cysticercosis and other parasitoses in naturally infected pigs. Acta Tropica, 128: 48-53.
  • Mkupasi, E.M., Sikasunge, C.S., Ngowi, H.A., Leifsson, P.S., Johansen, M.V. (2013). Detection of cysteine protease in Taenia solium-induced brain granulomas in naturally infected pigs. Veterinary Parasitology, 197:360-363.
  • Iburg, T.M., Karlsson, M., Spång, F., Sikasunge, C.S., Johansen, M.V. (2012). The effect of oxfendazole treatment on muscle pathology in pigs infected with Taenia solium cysticercosis. Veterinary Parasitology, 190: 442-446.
  • Cederberg, S., Sikasunge, C.S., Andersson, Å., Johansen, M.V. (2011). In vitro efficacy testing of Praziquantel, Ivermectin and Oxfendazole against Taenia solium cysts. Parasitology Research (open access).
  • Phiri A.M., Chota, A., Muma, J.B., Munyeme, M., Sikasunge, C.S. (2011). Helminth parasites of the Kafue lechwe antelope (Kobus leche kafuensis): a potential source of infection to domestic animals in the Kafue wetlands of Zambia. Journal of Helminthology, 85: 20-27.
  • Sikasunge, C.S., Phiri, I. K., Willingham III, A. L., Johansen M. V. (2010). Dynamics and longevity of maternally-acquired antibodies to Taenia solium in piglets born to naturally infected sows. The Veterinary Journal, 184: 318-321.
  • Amos Chota, Chummy Sikalizyo Sikasunge, Andrew M. Phiri, Martha N. Musukwa, Felix Haazele, Isaac K. Phiri. (2010). A comparative study of the efficacy of piperazine and Carica papaya for the control of helminth parasites in village chickens in Zambia. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 42: 315-318.
  • Winkler, A.S., Willingham, A.L. 3rd, Sikasunge, C.S., Schmutzhard, E. (2009). Epilepsy and neurocysticercosis in sub-Saharan Africa. The Middle European Journal of Medicine, 121 Suppl 3:3-12.
  • Waiswa, C., Fèvre, E. M., Nsadha, Z., Sikasunge, C. S., A. L. Willingham III (2009). Porcine Cysticercosis in Southeast Uganda: Seroprevalence in Kamuli and Kaliro Districts. Journal of Parasitology Research Article ID 375493, 5 pages doi:10.1155/2009/375493.
  • Sikasunge, C.S., Johansen, M.V., Phiri, I.K., Willingham III, A.L. & Leifsson P.S. (2009). The immune response in Taenia solium neurocysticercosis in pigs is associated with astrogliosis, axonal degeneration and altered blood-brain barrier permeability. Veterinary Parasitology, 160: 242-250.
  • Sikasunge, C. S., Phiri, I. K. Johansen, M.V., Willingham III, A. L. & Leifsson, P. S. (2008). Host-cell apoptosis in Taenia solium induced brain granulomas in naturally infected pigs. Parasitology, 135(10): 1237-1242.
  • Sikasunge, C. S., Johansen, M.V., Willingham III, A. L., Leifsson, P.S. & Phiri, I.K. (2008). Taenia solium porcine cysticercosis: Viability of cysticerci and persistency of antibodies and cysticercal antigens after treatment with oxfendazole. Veterinary Parasitology, 158(1-2): 57-66.
  • Sikasunge, C.S., Phiri, I.K., Phiri, A.M., Siziya, S., Dorny, P., Willingham, A.L 3rd. (2008). Prevalence of Taenia solium porcine cysticercosis in the Eastern, Southern and Western provinces of Zambia. Veterinary Journal, 176: 240-244.
  • Sikasunge, C.S., I.K. Phiri., A.M. Phiri., Siziya, S., A.L. Willingham. (2007). Risk factors associated with porcine cysticercosis in selected districts of Eastern and Southern provinces of Zambia. Veterinary Parasitology, 143, 59-66.
  • A.M. Phiri, I.K. Phiri, C.S. Sikasunge, M. Chembensofu, J. Monrad. (2006). Comparative fluke burden and pathology in condemned and non-condemned livers of traditionally owned Zambian cattle. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 73, 275-281.
  • Damdinsuren Boldbaatar, Chummy Sikalizyo Sikasunge, Badgar Battsetseg, Xuenan Xuan, Kozo Fujisaki. (2006). Molecular cloning and functional characterization of an aspartic protease from the hard tick Haemaphysalis longicornis. Insect and molecular biochemistry, 36: 25-36.
  • Phiri, I.K., Dorny, P., Gabriel, S., Willingham, A.L. III, Sikasunge, C., Siziya S, Vercruysse, J. (2006). Assessment of routine inspection methods for porcine cysticercosis in Zambian village pigs. Journal of Helminthology, 80: 69-72.
  • Ngowi, H.A., Phiri, I.K., Afonso, S., Matenga, E., Boa, M.E., Mukaratirwa, S., Githigia, S., Saimo, M., Sikasunge, C., Maingi, N., Lubega, G.W., Kassuku, A., Michael, L., Siziya, S., Krecek, R.C., Noormahomed, E., Vilhena, M., Nsengiyumva, G., Andriantsimahavandy, A., Dorny, P., Johansen, M.V., Willingham, A.L. (2004). Taenia solium cysticercosis in pigs and human in Eastern and Southern Africa: an emerging problem in agriculture and public health. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health, 35(Suppl.1): 266-270.
  • Phiri, A.M., Phiri, I.K., Sikasunge, C.S., Monrad, J. (2005). Prevalence of fasciolosis in Zambian cattle observed at selected abattoirs with emphasis on age, sex and origin. Journal of Veterinary Medicine B (Infectious Diseases and Veterinary Public Health), 52: 414-416.
  • Phiri, A.M., Phiri, I.K., Siziya, S., Sikasunge, C.S., Chembensofu, M. Monrad, J. (2005). Seasonal pattern of bovine fasciolosis in the Kafue and Zambezi catchment areas of Zambia. Veterinary Parasitology, 134: 87-92.
  • Phiri, I.K, Ngowi, H., Afonso, S., Matenga, E., Boa, M., Mukaratirwa, S., Githigia, S., Saimo, M., Sikasunge, C., Maingi, N., Lubega, G.W., Kassuku, A, Michael L, Siziya S, Krecek RC, Noormahomed E, Vilhena, M., Dorny, P, Willingham III, L.A., (2003). The emergence of Taenia solium cysticercosis in Eastern and Southern Africa as a serious agricultural problem and public health risk. Acta Tropica, 87:13-23.

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