Dr. Edgar Simulundu - Publications


Simulundu, E., Mweene, A.S., Changula, K., Monze, M., Chizema, E., Mwaba, P., Takada, A., Ippolito, G., Kasolo, F., Zumla, A., Bates, M., 2016. Lujo viral hemorrhagic fever: considering diagnostic capacity and preparedness in the wake of recent Ebola and Zika virus outbreaks. Reviews in Medical Virology. DOI: 10.1002/rmv.1903. [Epub ahead of print].


Bwana, V.M., Frimpong, C., Simulundu, E., Mfinanga, S.G., Mboera, L.E. and Michelo, C., 2016. Accessibility of services for early infant diagnosis of Human Immunodeficiency Virus in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review. Tanzania Journal of Health Research, 18(3). DOI:


Rufaro, M.C, Kapina, M., Chizema, E., Mazyanga, M.L., Ndumba, I., Mbaulo, M., Mweemba, N., Choonga, A., Ng’uni, H., Mbewe, H., Saasa, N., Changula, K., Yongjin, Q., Kajihara, M., Mori, A., Orba, Y., Simulundu, E., Moonga, L., Sakae, K., Takada, A., Mweene, A.S. and Mufunda, J., 2016. WHO Afro transformation agenda at work: a test case in the investigation of a suspected case of Ebola virus disease that turned out negative. European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research, 3(7):72-75.


Membo, H.K., Mweene, A., Sadeuh-Mba, S.A., Masumu, J., Yogolelo, R., Ngendabanyikwa, N., Sokolua, E., Sagamiko, F., Simulundu, E., Ahuka, S. and Muyembe, J.J., 2016. Acute flaccid paralysis surveillance indicators in the Democratic Republic of Congo during 2008-2014. Pan African Medical Journal, 24(154). DOI:10.11604/pamj.2016.24.154.8747.


Thoromo, J., Simulundu, E., Chambaro, H.M., Mataa, L., Lubaba, C.H., Pandey, G.S., Takada, A., Misinzo, G. and Mweene, A.S., 2016. Diagnosis and genotyping of African swine fever viruses from 2015 outbreaks in Zambia. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 83(1), a1095.


Ndashe, K., Simulundu, E., Hang'ombe, B.M., Moonga, L., Ogawa, H., Takada, A. and Mweene, A.S., 2016. Molecular characterization of infectious bursal disease viruses detected in vaccinated commercial broiler flocks in Lusaka, Zambia. Archives of Virology, 161(3):513-519. DOI: 10.1007/s00705-015-2690-x.


Ogawa, H., Miyamoto, H., Nakayama, E., Yoshida, R., Nakamura, I., Sawa, H., Ishii, A., Thomas, Y., Nakagawa, E., Matsuno, K., Kajihara, M., Maruyama, J., Nao, N., Muramatsu, M., Kuroda, M., Simulundu, E., Changula, K., Hang'ombe, B., Namangala, B., Nambota, A., Katampi, J., Igarashi, M., Ito, K., Feldmann, H., Sugimoto, C., Moonga, L., Mweene, A. and Takada, A., 2015. Seroepidemiological Prevalence of Multiple Species of Filoviruses in Fruit Bats (Eidolon helvum) Migrating in Africa. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 212 Suppl 2:S101-108. DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiv063.


Yabe, J., Hamambulu, P., Simulundu, E., Ogawa, H., Kajihara, M., Mori-Kajihara, A., Changula-Chitanga, K., Mwase, M., Mweemba-Muwowo, M., Chambaro, H.M., Mataa, L., Hang’ombe, B., Namangala, B., Fandamu, P., Sawa, H., Takada, A., Higashi, H. and Mweene, A.S., 2015. Pathological and Molecular Diagnosis of the 2013 African swine fever outbreak in Lusaka, Zambia. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 47(2):459-463. DOI: 10.1007/s11250-014-0732-0.


Samutela, M.T., Mwansa, J.C.L., Kalonda, A., Mumbula, E.M., Kaile, T., Marimo, C., Koloryova, L., Hang’ombe, B.M., Simulundu, E., Musyani, C.L. and Kwenda, G., 2015. Antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia. Journal of Medical Science and Technology, 4(1):19-25.


Mwikuma, G., Kwenda, G., Hang’ombe, B.M., Simulundu, E., Kaile, T., Nzala, S., Siziya, S. and Suzuki, Y., 2015. Molecular identification of non-tuberculous mycobacteria isolated from clinical specimens in Zambia. Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials, 14(1). DOI: 10.1186/s12941-014-0059-8.


Simulundu, E., Nao, N., Yabe, J., Muto, N.A., Sithebe, T., Sawa, H., Manzoor, R., Kajihara, M., Muramatsu, M., Ishii, A., Ogawa, H., Mweene, A.S. and Takada, A., 2014. The zoonotic potential of avian influenza viruses isolated from wild waterfowl in Zambia. Archives of Virology, 159(10):2633-2640. DOI: 10.1007/s00705-014-2124-1.


Ziwa, M.H, Hang’ombe, B.M., Lyamuya, E.F., Kilonzo, B.S., Simulundu, E. and Matee, M.I., 2013. Detection of Yersinia pestis DNA in human bubo aspirates in Tanzania. African Journal of Microbiology Research, 7(50):5726-5730.



Simulundu, E., Ishii, A., Igarashi, M., Mweene, A.S., Suzuki, Y., Hang'ombe, B.M., Namangala, B., Moonga, L., Manzoor, R., Ito, K., Nakamura, I., Sawa, H., Sugimoto, C., Kida, H., Simukonda, C., Chansa, W., Chulu, J. and Takada, A., 2011. Characterization of influenza A viruses isolated from wild waterfowl in Zambia. Journal of General Virology, 92:1416–1427. DOI: 10.1099/vir.0.030403-0.



Kajihara, M., Matsuno, K., Simulundu, E., Muramatsu, M., Noyori, O., Manzoor, R., Nakayama, E., Igarashi, M., Tomabechi, D., Yoshida, R., Okamatsu, M., Sakoda, Y., Ito, K., Kida, H. and Takada, A., 2011. An H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus that invaded Japan through waterfowl migration. Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research, 59(2-3):89-100.



Samad, R.A., Sakoda, Y., Tsuda, Y., Simulundu, E., Manzoor, R., Okamatsu, M., Ito, K. and Kida, H., 2011. Virological surveillance and phylogenetic analysis of the PB2 genes of influenza viruses isolated from wild water birds flying from their nesting lakes in Siberia to Hokkaido, Japan in autumn. Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research, 59:15-22.



Simulundu, E., Mweene, A.S., Tomabechi, D., Hang'ombe, B.M., Ishii, A., Suzuki, Y., Nakamura, I., Sawa, H., Sugimoto, C., Ito, K., Kida, H., Saiwana, L., Takada, A., 2009. Characterization of H3N6 avian influenza virus isolated from a wild white pelican in Zambia. Archives of Virology, 154(9):1517–1522. DOI: 10.1007/s00705-009-0467-9.


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