“Ukatamanga weka utamangisa, tikatamanga awili, tifikapatali" - When you run alone, you run fast. When you run together, you run fast - Zambian Proverb


Research and Training Programme

Publications 2017/18

Advancing global tuberculosis control after the UNGA-HLM. Marais B, Zumla A. Lancet. Published Online September 24, 2018, 2018 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ S0140-6736(18)32361-4

The Historic and Unprecedented United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis (UNGA-HLM-TB) - 'United to End TB - An Urgent Global Response to a Global Epidemic'. Zumla A, Petersen E. Int J Infect Dis. 2018 Sep 19. pii: S1201-9712(18)34535-1. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2018.09.017. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

Effectiveness of service models and organisational structures supporting tuberculosis identification and management in hard-to-reach populations in countries of low and medium tuberculosis incidence: a systematic review. Heuvelings CC, Greve PF, de Vries SG, Jelle Visser B, Bélard S, Janssen S, Cremers AL, Spijker R, Shaw E, Hill RA, Zumla A, Sandgren A, van der Werf MJ, Grobusch MP. BMJ Open. 2018 Sep 8;8(9):e019642. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019642.

Children infected by human herpesvirus 6B with febrile seizures are more likely to develop febrile status epilepticus: A case-control study in a referral hospital in Zambia. Tembo J, Chandwe K, Kabwe M, Chilufya M, Ciccone O, Mpabalwani E, Ablashi D, Zumla A, Chen T, Bates M. J Med Virol. 2018 Jul 16. doi: 10.1002/jmv.25269. [Epub ahead of print]

Tuberculosis series. Silva DR, Mello FCQ, Kritski A, Dalcolmo M, Zumla A, Migliori GB. J Bras Pneumol. 2018 Apr;44(2):71-72. doi: 10.1590/s1806-37562018000020001. Portuguese, English. No abstract available.

New and repurposed drugs to treat multidrug- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis.

Silva DR, Dalcolmo M, Tiberi S, Arbex MA, Munoz-Torrico M, Duarte R, D'Ambrosio L, Visca D, Rendon A, Gaga M, Zumla A, Migliori GB. J Bras Pneumol. 2018 Apr;44(2):153-160. doi: 10.1590/s1806-37562017000000436. Portuguese, English.

Pretreatment chest x-ray severity and its relation to bacterial burden in smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis. Murthy SE, Chatterjee F, Crook A, Dawson R, Mendel C, Murphy ME, Murray SR, Nunn AJ, Phillips PPJ, Singh KP, McHugh TD, Gillespie SH; REMoxTB Consortium. BMC Med. 2018 May 21;16(1):73. doi: 10.1186/s12916-018-1053-3.

Limiting consumption in tuberculosis: current concepts in anti-tuberculosis treatment in the critically ill patient. Mer M, Zumla A, Dünser MW. Intensive Care Med. 2018 May 11. doi: 10.1007/s00134-018-5161-5. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

Mitigating the risks of global spread of Lassa fever at the 2018 Hajj pilgrimage. Gautret P, Okolo S, Elachola H, Zumla A, Memish ZA. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2018 May - Jun;23:99-100. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2018.04.016. Epub 2018 Apr 27. No abstract available.

Global spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and mass-gathering religious events. Zumla A, Azhar EI, Hui DS, Shafi S, Petersen E, Memish ZA. Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 May;18(5):488-490.


Global spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and mass-gathering religious events. Zumla A, Azhar EI, Hui DS, Shafi S, Petersen E, Memish ZA. Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 May;18(5):488-490. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30242-1.


Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus: risk factors and determinants of primary, household, and nosocomial transmission. Hui DS, Azhar EI, Kim YJ, Memish ZA, Oh MD, Zumla A. Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 Apr 18.

The global tuberculosis epidemic and progress in care, prevention, and research: an overview in year 3 of the End TB era. Floyd K, Glaziou P, Zumla A, Raviglione M.

Lancet Respir Med. 2018 Apr;6(4):299-314.

Tuberculosis research and development: seeding the future. Lienhardt C, Zumla A, Gebreselassie N, Frick M, Gray G, Kasaeva T, Raviglione M. Lancet Respir Med. 2018 Apr;6(4):242-244.

B cells or T cells in TB: a continuing conundrum. Maeurer M, Rao M, Zumla A.

Lancet Respir Med. 2018 Apr;6(4):237-238.

Tuberculosis: progress and advances in development of new drugs, treatment regimens, and host-directed therapies. Tiberi S, du Plessis N, Walzl G, Vjecha MJ, Rao M, Ntoumi F, Mfinanga S, Kapata N, Mwaba P, McHugh TD, Ippolito G, Migliori GB, Maeurer MJ, Zumla A. Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 23.

Tuberculosis: advances and challenges in development of new diagnostics and biomarkers. Walzl G, McNerney R, du Plessis N, Bates M, McHugh TD, Chegou NN, Zumla A. Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 23. pii: S1473-3099(18)30111-7. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30111-7.

Concrete action now: UN High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis. Herbert N, Sharma V, Masham BS, Sheehan BS, Hauser J, Zumla A. Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 23. pii: S1473-3099(18)30171-3.

Taking forward the Stop TB Partnership and World Health Organization Joint Theme for World TB Day March 24th 2018 - "Wanted: Leaders for a TB-Free World. You can make history. End TB". Tiberi S, Petersen E, Maeurer M, Ntoumi F, Yeboa-Manu D, Mwaba P, Vilaplana C, Dar O, Bates M, Corrah T, Rao M, Kapata N, Azhar EI, Memish ZA, Mfinanga S, Aseffa A, Ippolito G, Migliori GB, Zumla A.

Int J Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 22.

The critically ill patient with tuberculosis in intensive care: Clinical presentations, management and infection control. Otu A, Hashmi M, Mukhtar AM, Kwizera A, Tiberi S, Macrae B, Zumla A, Dünser MW, Mer M. J Crit Care. 2018 Mar 13;45:184-196.

Accelerating the development of therapeutic strategies for drug-resistant tuberculosis. Vjecha MJ, Tiberi S, Zumla A. Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2018 Mar 23.

Urgent need for multi-site controlled trials for CMV pneumonia treatment in African children. Tembo J, Moraleda C, Rojo P, Zumla A, Bates M. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2018 Apr 1;22(4):469-470.

Evaluation of the efficacy of valproic acid and suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (vorinostat) in enhancing the effects of first-line tuberculosis drugs against intracellular Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Rao M, Valentini D, Zumla A, Maeurer M. Int J Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 2;69:78-84.

Is there sufficient evidence to repeal three decades of clinical research on chronic hepatitis C? Ippolito G, Zumla A, Lanini S. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2018 Jan 8.

Relationship Between Viremia and Specific Organ Damage in Ebola Patients: A Cohort Study. Lanini S, Portella G, Vairo F, Kobinger GP, Pesenti A, Langer M, Kabia S, Brogiato G, Amone J, Castilletti C, Miccio R, Capobianchi MR, Strada G, Zumla A, Di Caro A, Ippolito G; INMI-EMERGENCY EBOV Sierra Leone Study Group. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Jan 6;66(1):36-44.

For a complete list of our high profile Journal Theme Series from 1999-2018, click here

Publications Summary 1982-2018
Int J infect Dis
Lancet Infect Dis
Curr Opin Pulm Med
J Infect Dis
Clin Infect Dis
Lancet Resp Med
PLoS One
Eur Respir J
Trop Med Int Health
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis
Am J Respir Crit Care Med
N Eng J Med
J Infect
S Afr Med J
Infect Dis Clin North Am
Nature Rev. Drug. Dis
J Clin Microbiol  
Postgrad Med J
Clin Microbiol Infect
Clin Chest Med 
J Antimicrob Chemotherapy
J R Soc Med 
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg
Tuberculosis (Edinb)