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Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID)

CDC Authored and Co-Authored Papers

  • Al-Awadi AR, Al-Kuhlani A, Breman JG, Doumbo O, Eberhard ML, Guiguemde RT, Magnussen P, Molyneux DH, Nadim A.  2014. Guinea worm (Dracunculiasis) eradication: update on progress and endgame challenges.  Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 108:249-251.
  • Lucio-Forster A, Eberhard ML, Cama VA, Jenks MH, Jones C, Sanders SY, Pongratz JP, Bowman DD.  2014. First report of Dracunculus insignis in two naturally infected cats from the northeastern US.  J Feline Med Surg 16:194-197.
  • Eberhard ML, Ruiz-Tiben E, Hopkins DR, Farrell C, Toe F, Weiss A, Withers PC Jr, Jenks MH, Thiele EA, Cotton JA, Hance Z, Holroyd N, Cama VA, Tahir MA, Mounda T.  The peculiar epidemiology of dracunculiasis in Chad.  Am J Trop Med Hyg Online Nov 25, 2013; doi:10.4269/ajtmh.13-0554.
  • Hopkins DR, Ruiz-Tiben E, Weiss A, Withers PC Jr, Eberhard ML, Roy SL. Dracunculiasis eradication: and now, South Sudan. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Jul;89(1):5-10.
  • Roy S, Eberhard M. Dracunculiasis [Internet]. Orphanet Online Encyclopedia; 2013 [cited 2013 Oct 29]. Available from:
  • Ruiz-Tiben E, Eberhard ML, Roy SL. Progress Toward Global Eradication of Dracunculiasis—January 2011–June 2012. JAMA. 2013 January 9; 309(2):129–32.
  • Eberhard ML, Ruiz-Tiben E, Korkor AS, Roy SL, Downs P. Emergence of Onchocerca volvulus from skin mimicking Dracunculus medinensis. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Dec;83(6):1348–51.
  • Glenshaw MT, Roy S, Ruiz-Tiben E, Downs P, Williamson J, Eberhard M. Guinea Worm Disease Outcomes in Ghana: Determinants of Broken Worms. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2009 Aug;81(2):305-12.
  • Hochberg N, Ruiz-Tiben E, Downs P, Fagan J, Maguire JH. The Role of Case Containment Centers in the Eradication of Dracunculiasis in Togo and Ghana. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2008 Nov;79(5):722-8.
  • Hopkins DR, Ruiz-Tiben E, Downs P, Withers PC Jr, Roy S. Dracunculiasis Eradication: Neglected No Longer. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2008 Oct;79(4):474-9.
  • Hopkins DR, Ruiz-Tiben E, Downs P, Withers PC Jr, Maguire JH. Dracunculiasis Eradication: The Final Inch. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2005 Oct;73(4):669-75.
  • Bimi L, Freeman AR, Eberhard ML, Ruiz-Tiben E, Pieniazek NJ. Differentiating Dracunculus medinensis from D. insignis, by the Sequence Analysis of the 18S rRNA Gene. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2005 Jul;99(5):511-7.
  • Hopkins DR, Ruiz-Tiben E, Diallo N, Withers PC Jr, Maguire JH. Dracunculiasis Eradication: And Now, Sudan. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2002 Oct;67(4):415-22.
  • Zhu W, Baggerman G, Secor WE, Casares F, Pryor SC, Fricchione GL, Ruiz-Tiben E, Eberhard ML, Bimi L, Stefano GB. Dracunculus mendinensis and Schistosoma mansoni Contain Opiate Alkaloids. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2002 Apr;96(3):309-16.
  • Eberhard ML, Melemoko G, Zee AK, Weisskopf MG, Ruiz-Tiben E. Misidentification of Onchocerca volvulus as Guinea Worm. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2001 Dec;95(8):821-6.
  • Hopkins DR, Ruiz-Tiben E, Ruebush TK, Diallo N, Agle A, Withers PC Jr. Dracunculiasis Eradication: Delayed, Not Denied. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2000 Feb;62(2):163-8.
  • Hopkins DR, Ruiz-Tiben E, Ruebush TK. Dracunculiasis Eradication: Almost a Reality. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1997 Sep;57(3):252-9.
  • Eberhard ML, Brandt FH. The Role of Tadpoles and Frogs as Paratenic Hosts in the Life Cycle of Dracunculus insignis (Nematoda: Dracunculoidea). J Parasitol. 1995 Oct;81(5):792-3.
  • Hopkins DR, Azam M, Ruiz-Tiben E, Kappus KD. Eradication of Dracunculiasis from Pakistan. Lancet. 1995 Sep 2;346(8975):621-4.
  • Hopkins DR, Ruiz-Tiben E, Ruebush T 2nd, Agle AN, Withers PC Jr. Dracunculiasis Eradication: March 1994 Update. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1995 Jan;52(1):14-20.
  • Ruiz-Tiben E, Hopkins DR, Ruebush TK, Kaiser RL. Progress Toward the Eradication of Dracunculiasis (Guinea Worm Disease): 1994. Emerg Infect Dis. 1995 Apr–Jun;1(2):58-60.
  • Hopkins DR, Ruiz-Tiben E, Kaiser RL, Agle AN, Withers PC Jr. Dracunculiasis Eradication: Beginning of the End. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1993 Sep;49(3):281-9.
  • Sullivan JJ, Bishop HS, Hightower AW. Susceptibility of Four Species of Copepods, from Areas of Endemic Dracunculus medinensis, to the North American D. insignis. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 1991 Dec;85(6):637-43.
  • Brandt FH, Eberhard ML. Inoculation of Ferrets with Ten Third-Stage Larvae of Dracunculus insignis. J Parasitol. 1991 Oct;77(5):786-7.
  • Broderson JR, Eberhard ML, Welch BG, Brandt FH. Spinal Dracunculiasis in an Experimentally Infected Ferret. Lab Anim Sci. 1991 Apr;41(2):180-2.
  • Eberhard ML, Brandt FH, Kaiser RL. Chlortetracycline for Dracunculiasis. Lancet. 1991 Feb 23;337(8739):500.
  • Kappus KD, Hopkins DR, Ruiz-Tiben E, Imtiaz R, Andersen J, Azam M, Attiq A. A Strategy to Speed the Eradication of Dracunculiasis. World Health Forum. 1991;12(2):220-5.
  • Hopkins DR, Ruiz-Tiben E. Strategies for Dracunculiasis Eradication. Bull World Health Organ. 1991;69(5):533-40.
  • Imtiaz R, Hopkins DR, Ruiz-Tiben E. Permanent Disability from Dracunculiasis. Lancet. 1990 Sep 8;336(8715):630.
  • Imtiaz R, Anderson JD, Long EG, Sullivan JJ, Cline BL. Monofilament Nylon Filters for Preventing Dracunculiasis: Durability and Copepod Retention After Long Term Field Use in Pakistan. Trop Med Parasitol. 1990 Sep;41(3):251-3.
  • Hopkins DR, Ruiz-Tiben E. Dracunculiasis Eradication: Target 1995. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1990 Sep;43(3):296-300.
  • Brandt FH, Eberhard ML. Distribution, Behavior, and Course of Patency of Dracunculus insignis in Experimentally Infected Ferrets. J Parasitol. 1990 Aug;76(4):515-8.
  • Eberhard ML, Brandt FH, Ruiz-Tiben E, Hightower A. Chemoprophylactic Drug Trials for Treatment of Dracunculiasis Using the Dracunculus insignis-Ferret Model. J Helminthol. 1990 Jun;64(2):79-86.
  • Brandt FH, Eberhard ML. Dracunculus insignis in Ferrets: Comparison of Inoculation Routes. J Parasitol. 1990 Feb;76(1):93-5.
  • Richards F, Hopkins D. Surveillance: The Foundation for Control and Elimination of Dracunculiasis in Africa. Int J Epidemiol. 1989 Dec;18(4):934-43.
  • Eberhard ML, Rab MA, Dilshad MN. Red Dracunculus medinensis. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1989 Oct;41(4):479-81.
    Eberhard ML, Ruiz-Tiben E, Wallace SV. Dracunculus insignis: Experimental Infection in the Ferret, Mustela putorius furo. J Helminthol. 1988 Sep;62(3):265-70.
  • Sullivan JJ, Long EG. Synthetic-Fibre Filters for Preventing Dracunculiasis: 100 Versus 200 Micrometres Pore Size. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1988;82(3):465-6.
  • Hopkins DR. Dracunculiasis Eradication: A Mid-Decade Status Report. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1987 Jul;37(1):115-8.
  • Edungbola LD, Watts SJ, Kale OO, Smith GS, Hopkins DR. A Method of Rapid Assessment of the Distribution and Endemicity of Dracunculiasis in Nigeria. Soc Sci Med. 1986;23(6):555-8.
  • Hopkins DR. Dracunculiasis: An Eradicable Scourge. Epidemiol Rev. 1983 Jan;5(1):208-19.
  • Hopkins DR, Foege WH. Guinea Worm Disease. Science. 1981 May 1;212(4494):495.

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