Journal Articles

Ofloxacin-Containing Multidrug Therapy in Ambulatory Leprosy Patients: A Case Series, J Cutan Med Surg. 2020 Sep 1,doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1203475420952437

What’s New in Environmental Illnesses of Travel: Updated Guidelines from the Wilderness Medical Society, BMC Blog Network. 2020 Aug 26,

Atovaquone-Proguanil treatment failure in a case of pediatric Plasmodium falciparum infection: malabsorption and resistance, Travel Med Infect Dis. 2020 Aug 4,101829. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2020.101829.

Ebola Virus Disease: an Update on Therapeutics and Vaccines, BMC Blog Network. 2020 Jun 1,

What’s New in Malaria Epidemiology?, BMC Blog Network. 2020 May 20,

The “wing-heeled” traveler, Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines, 6(1), 1-6,

Leishmania RNA Virus 1 (LRV-1) in Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis Isolates from Peru: A Description of Demographic and Clinical Correlates, Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 Dec 12, doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0147.

Resolution of Acanthamoeba Keratitis with Adjunctive Use of Oral Miltefosine, Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2019 Dec 12:1-4, doi: 10.1080/09273948.2019.1695853.

Treatment of Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections in Pregnancy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Maternal Outcomes, J Travel Med. 2019 Oct 23,doi: 10.1093/jtm/taz079.

Cutaneous and Mucocutaneous Leishmaniasis in Travelers and Migrants: A 20-year GeoSentinel Surveillance Network Analysis, J Travel Med. 2019 Jul 30, doi: 10.1093/jtm/taz055.

Yellow fever: The new urban and international epidemics, BMC Blog Network. 2019 Jul 18,

Monkeypox outbreak in Nigeria, BMC Blog Network. 2019 Jun 4,

Rare Fatal African Sleeping Sickness May Have Easy And Accessible Cure, BMC Blog Network. 2019 May 13,

Tafenoquine for Plasmodium vivax malaria, BMC Blog Network. 2019 Apr 24,

Hot topics in tropical medicine: Approval of Ivermectin by Health Canada, BMC Blog Network. 2019 Apr 12,

Susceptibility testing of Leishmania spp. against amphotericin B and fluconazole using the Sensititre™ YeastOne™ YO9 platform, BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Jul 8, 19:593.

What every travel medicine practitioner needs to know about Sargassum weed: Five key points, J Travel Med. 2019 Jul 1,doi: 10.1093/jtm/taz048.

Schistosoma mansoni treatment reduces HIV entry into cervical CD4+ T cells and induces IFN-I pathways, Nature Communications. 2019 May, 10(1), 2296.

Don’t forget co-infections! A case of intercurrent Plasmodium vivax and dengue infection in a traveler to India and the Caribbean, Travel Med Infect Dis. 2019 May,.

Virulence factor RNA transcript expression in the Leishmania Viannia subgenus: influence of species, isolate source, and Leishmania RNA virus-1, Trop Med Int Health. 2019 Apr, 47(1).

2018 in review: five hot topics in tropical medicine, Trop Dis Travel Med Vaccines. 2019 Apr, 5(1).

Implementation and Evaluation of a Quality and Safety Tool for Ambulatory Strongyloidiasis Patients at High Risk of Adverse Outcomes, Trop Dis Travel Med Vaccines. 2019 Apr, 5(3).

Case Report: A Case of Type 1 Leprosy Reaction and Dapsone Hypersensitivity Syndrome Complicating the Clinical Course of Multibacillary Leprosy, Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 Mar,doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0953.

Zika Virus-Associated Aseptic Meningitis and Guillain–Barre Syndromein a Traveler Returning from Latin America: a Case Reportand Mini-Review, Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2019 Feb,21:3.

Sentinel Surveillance in Travel Medicine: 20 Years of GeoSentinel Publications (1999-2018), J Travel Med. 2018 Dec 3, doi: 10.1093/jtm/tay139

Spectrum of Illness in Migrants to Canada: Sentinel Surveillance through CanTravNet., J Travel Med. 2018 Nov 3, doi: 10.1093/jtm/tay117

Schistosoma mansoni infection and socio-behavioural predictors of HIV risk: a cross-sectional study in women from Uganda., BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Nov 19, 18(1):586. doi: 10.1186/s12879-018-3481-2.

Evaluation of a clinic-based quality structure for Special Access Programme medicines to treat parasitic infections, Official Journal of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada. 2018 Aug 20 , 3(3): 131-136. doi:10.3138/jammi.2017-0003

A diagnostic gap illuminated by a sexually-transmitted case of congenital Zika virus infection, Travel Med Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 26,

Is CD1a useful for leishmaniasis diagnosis in the New World, J Cutan Pathol. 2018 Oct 12,doi: 10.1111/cup.13369

Erythema Nodosum Leprosum Triggered by Antecedent Influenza Vaccine and Respiratory Tract Infection: A Case Report, J Cutan Med Surg. 2018 Oct 16,doi: 10.1177/1203475418808759

Furuncular Myiasis from Southern Ontario, J Travel Med. 2018 Oct 20,doi: 10.1093/jtm/tay109

An Update on Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests, Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2018 Oct 23, 20(12):49. doi: 10.1007/s11908-018-0655-4

Zika virus infection in a pregnant Canadian traveler with congenital fetal malformations noted by ultrasonography at 14-weeks gestation, Trop Dis Travel Med vaccines. 2018, 4:2.

Evaluation of safety tool for ambulatory leprosy patients at risk of adverse outcome, Trop Dis Travel Med vaccines. 2018, 4:1.

Prolonged antibiotic use leading to Clostridium difficile colitis in an ill returned traveller with acute fascioliasis, J Travel Med. 2018 Jan, 25(1).

Ciguatera fish poisoning after Caribbean travel, CMAJ. 2017 Jan 9, 189(1):E19-E21. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.151207.

Public Health Follow-up of Suspected Exposure to Echinococcus multilocularis in Southwestern Ontario, Zoonoses Public Health. 2017 Sep, 64(6):460-467. doi: 10.1111/zph.12326

Response to “Selection bias”, CMAJ. 2017 May 8, 189(18):E674. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.732964.

Acute strongyloidiasis in a child recently returned from vacation in Cuba, CMAJ. Canada; 2017 Nov, 189(46):E1416–20.

Influence of Leishmania RNA Virus 1 on Proinflammatory Biomarker Expression in a Human Macrophage Model of American Tegumentary Leishmaniasis, J Infect Dis. United States; 2017 Oct, 216(7):877–86.

Cutaneous Mycobacterium gordonae infection in an elderly diabetic returned traveller, J Travel Med. England; 2017 Sep, 24(5).

An unexpected rash, Paediatr Child Health. Canada; 2017 May, 22(2):61–2.

Development and validation of a real-time PCR assay for the detection of clinical acanthamoebae, BMC Res Notes. 2017 Jul 28, 10(1):355. doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-2666-x.

Trichinella Nativa Outbreak With Rare Thrombotic Complications Associated With Meat From a Black Bear Hunted in Northern Ontario, Clin Infect Dis. 2017 May 15, 64(10):1367-1373.

Azithromycin and Doxycycline Attenuation of Acanthamoeba Virulence in a Human Corneal Tissue Model, J Infect Dis. 2017 Apr 15, 215(8):1303-1311.

Surveillance report of Zika virus among Canadian travellers returning from the Americas, CMAJ. 2017 Mar 6, 189:E334-40

Underestimate of annual malaria imports to Canada, Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Feb, 17(2):141-142.

GeoSentinel Surveillance Network. Travel-Associated Zika Virus Disease Acquired in the Americas Through February 2016: A GeoSentinel Analysis, Ann Intern Med. 2017 Jan 17, 166(2):99-108.

Illness in Canadian travellers and migrants from Brazil: CanTravNet surveillance data, 2013-2016, Can Comm Dis Rep 2016, 42:153-7.

Parasitological correlates of Plasmodium ovale curtisi and Plasmodium ovale wallikeri infection, Malar J. 2016 Nov 10, 15(1):550.

Strongyloidiasis in Ontario: Performance of diagnostic tests over a 14-month period, Travel Med Inject Dis. 2016 Nov - Dec, 14(6):625-629.

Clinical Pearls: Leprosy Reactions, J Cutan Med Surg. 2016 Sep, 20(5):484-5.

Evaluation of a programme for ‘Rapid Assessment of Febrile Travelers’ (RAFT): a clinic-based quality improvement initiative, BMJ Open 2016, 6;6: e010302. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2015-010302.

Chikungunya in travellers returning to Canada: Surveillance report from CanTravNet surveillance data, 2006 to 2015, J Assoc Med Microbiol Infect Dis Can 2016, 1(3):109-114.

Malaria in travellers returning or migrating to Canada: surveillance report from CanTravNet surveillance data, 2004-2014, CMAJ Open. 2016 Jul-Sep, 4(3): E352-E358.

Spectrum of Viral Pathogens in Blood of Malaria-Free Ill Travelers Returning to Canada, Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 May, 22(5):854-61.

Quantitative Kinetoplast DNA Assessment During Treatment of Mucosal Leishmaniasis as a Potential Biomarker of Outcome: A Pilot Study, Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Jan, 94(1):107-13. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0514.

CATMAT statement on disseminated strongyloidiasis: Prevention, assessment and management guidelines, CCDR. 2016 Jan, 42:12-19.

Interventions for post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome: a systematic review of treatment efficacy, Tropical Disease, Travel Medicine and Vaccines. 2015 July, 1:1.

Diagnostic challenges in chikungunya infection: Report of an atypical presentation, Can Commun Dis Rep. 2015 Jan 8, 41(1):6-10. eCollection 2015 Jan 8.

Chronic symptomatic and microfilaremic loiasis in a returned traveller, CMAJ. 2015 Apr 7, 187(6):437.

Evaluation of Ebola virus inactivation procedures for Plasmodium falciparum malaria diagnostics, J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Apr, 53(4):1387-90.

Imported and locally acquired human myiasis in Canada: a report of two cases, CMAJ. 2015 Mar 3, 187(4):272-5.

Dermatoses among returned Canadian travellers and immigrants: surveillance report based on CanTravNet data, 2009-2012, CMAJ Open. 2015 Jan 13, 3(1):E119-26.

Severe delayed hemolysis associated with regulated parenteral antimalarial drug, Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Jan, 21(1):164-6.

Failure of atovaquone-proguanil malaria chemoprophylaxis in a traveler to Ghana, Travel Med Infect Dis. 2015 Jan-Feb, 13(1):89-93. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2014.12.010.

Strongyloidiasis in immigrants and refugees in Canada, CMAJ. 2015 Dec 8, 187(18):1389. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.141441.

Reevaluation of an Acanthamoeba Molecular Diagnostic Algorithm following an Atypical Case of Amoebic Keratitis, J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Oct, 53(10):3213-8.

Survival analysis of diagnostic assays in Plasmodium falciparum malaria, Malar J. 2015 Sep 17, 14:350.

Correlating quantitative real-time PCR to rapid diagnostic test and RNA transcript expression in isolated gametocytemia and asexual parasitemia of Plasmodium falciparum malaria, Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines. 2015 Sep, 1:8.

A venomous visitor from the tropics, Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2015 Sep-Oct, 26(5):243-4.

Management of imported cutaneous larva migrans: A case series and mini-review, Travel Med Infect Dis. 2015 Sep-Oct, 13(5):382-7. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2015.07.007.

Quantification of Leishmania (Viannia) Kinetoplast DNA in Ulcers of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Reveals Inter-site and Inter-sampling Variability in Parasite Load, PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Jul 23, 9(7):e0003936.

Cutaneous leishmaniasis in travellers: a focus on epidemiology and treatment in 2015, Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2015 Jul, 17(7):489. doi: 10.1007/s11908-015-0489-2.

Chronic Larva Currens Following Tourist Travel to the Gambia and Southeast Asia Over 20 Years Ago, J Cutan Med Surg. 2015 Jul-Aug, 19(4):412-5. doi: 10.1177/1203475415575247.

GeoSentinel Surveillance Network. Differential diagnosis of illness in travelers arriving from Sierra Leone, Liberia, or Guinea: a cross-sectional study from the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network, Ann Intern Med. 2015 Jun 2, 162(11):757-64.

Fever in a visitor to Canada: a case of mistaken identity, J Clin Microbiol. 2015 May, 53(5):1783-5.

Fever in a returned traveller from West Africa, CMAJ. 2015 Apr 7, 187(6):429-32.

Parasitic diseases in travelers: a focus on therapy, Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2014 Apr, 12(4):497-521. doi: 10.1586/14787210.2014.892827.

Five things to know about…rapid diagnostic tests for imported malaria, CMAJ. 2014 Oct 7, 186(14):E557.

Imported pediatric malaria at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada: a 16 year review, BMC Pediatr. 2014 Oct 4, 14:251.

Chikungunya fever in Canada: fever and polyarthritis in a returned traveller, CMAJ. 2014 Jul 8, 186(10):772-4.

Canadian Recommendations for the Prevention and Treatment of Malaria, Public Health Agency of Canada. 2014 May.,

Sequence-based optimization of a quantitative real-time PCR assay for detection of Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium malariae, J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Apr, 52(4):1068-73.

Mixed-species Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium ovale malaria in a paediatric returned traveller, Malar J. 2014 Mar , 5;13:78.

Travel-acquired infections and illnesses in Canadians: surveillance report from CanTravNet surveillance data, 2009-2011, Open Med. 2014 Feb 11, 8 (1):e20-32.

Leprosy in Nonimmigrant Canadian Man without Travel outside North America, Emerging infectious diseases. 2014, 24p. 165–6.

Entamoeba histolytica, CMAJ. 2013 Sep 3, 185(12):1064.

Novel low-cost thermotherapy for cutaneous leishmaniasis in Peru, PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013 May 2, 7(5):e2196.

Simultaneous infection with Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis and L. (V.) lainsoni in a Peruvian patient with cutaneous leishmaniasis, Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Apr, 88(4):774-7.

Accurate and rapid species typing from cutaneous and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis lesions of the New World, Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 Oct, 74(2):142-50. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2012.06.010.

Parasitic liver disease in travelers, Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2012 Sep, 26(3):755-80. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2012.05.006.

Strongyloidiasis presenting as larva currens 38 years after presumed exposure, J Cutan Med Surg. 2012 Nov-Dec, 16(6):433-5.

Leishmania (Viannia) species identification on clinical samples from cutaneous leishmaniasis patients in Peru: assessment of a molecular stepwise approach, J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Feb, 50(2):495-8.

Non-invasive cytology brush PCR for the diagnosis and causative species identification of American cutaneous leishmaniasis in Peru, PLoS One. 2012, 7(11):e49738

A review of amoebic liver abscess for clinicians in a nonendemic setting, Can J Gastroenterol. 2012 Oct, 26(10):729-33.

The impact of influenza on the Canadian First Nations, Can J Public Health. 2011 Sep-Oct, 102(5):345-8.

Polymerase chain reaction detection of Leishmania kDNA from the urine of Peruvian patients with cutaneous and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis, Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011 Apr, 84(4):556-61.

Enteric fever in two vaccinated travellers to Latin America, CMAJ. 2011 Oct 18, 183(15):1740-5.

Diagnostic performance of filter paper lesion impression PCR for secondarily infected ulcers and nonulcerative lesions caused by cutaneous leishmaniasis, Clin Microbiol. 2011 Mar, 49(3):1097-100.

Non-invasive cytology brush PCR diagnostic testing in mucosal leishmaniasis: superior performance to conventional biopsy with histopathology, PLoS One. 2011, 6(10):e26395.

Fever in the Returning International Traveller Initial Assessment Guidelines, CCDR. 2011 July, 37:1-18.

Delusional parasitosis: six-year experience with 23 consecutive cases at an academic medical center, Int J Infect Dis. 2010 Apr, 14(4):e317-21. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2009.05.018.

Laboratory diagnosis of 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus, Crit Care Med. 2010 Apr, 38(4 Suppl):e38-42. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3181cd7bb2.

Vaccine preventable diseases in returned international travelers: results from the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network, GeoSentinel Surveillance Network. Vaccine. 2010 Oct 28, 28(46):7389-95. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.09.009.

Clinical and demographic stratification of test performance: a pooled analysis of five laboratory diagnostic methods for American cutaneous leishmaniasis, Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Aug, 83(2):345-50.

Detection and species identification of Leishmania DNA from filter paper lesion impressions for patients with American cutaneous leishmaniasis, Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Jan,50(1):e1-6.

Atovaquone-proguanil: report from the CDC expert meeting on malaria chemoprophylaxis (II), Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007 Feb, 76(2):208-23.

Efficacy of atovaquone-proguanil for treatment of acute multidrug-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Thailand, Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007 Apr, 76(4):655-8.

Environmental hazards in Nepal: altitude illness, environmental exposures, injuries, and bites in travelers and expatriates, J Travel Med. 2007 Nov-Dec, 14(6):361-8.

Respiratory illnesses in Canadian health care workers: a pilot study of influenza vaccine and oseltamivir prophylaxis during the 2007/2008 influenza season, Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2011 Nov, 5(6):404-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-2659.2011.00245.x.

Latitudinal patterns of travel among returned travelers with influenza: results from the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network, 1997-2007, GeoSentinel Surveillance Network.. J Travel Med. 2012 Jan-Feb, 19(1):4-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1708-8305.2011.00579.x.

Post-translational glutamylation and tyrosination in tubulin of tritrichomonads and the diplomonad Giardia intestinalis, Parasitol Res. 2002 Jan, 88(1):58-62.

Localization of post-translationally modified alpha-tubulin and pseudocyst formation in tritrichomonads, Parasitol Res. 2002 May, 88(5):468-74.

Comparable growth of Tritrichomonas mobilensis in two commercially available culture media, J Parasitol. 2002 Oct, 88(5):1012-4.

Barriers to sun safety in a Canadian outpatient population, J Cutan Med Surg. 2003 Jul-Aug, 7(4):292-9.

Leprosy in Toronto: an analysis of 184 imported cases, CMAJ. 2004 Jan 6, 170(1):55-9.

Leprosy: a primer for Canadian physicians, CMAJ. 2004 Jan 6, 170(1):71-8.

Travel patterns and risk behavior in solid organ transplant recipients, J Travel Med. 2004 Jan-Feb, 11(1):37-43.

Social, demographic, and clinical factors related to disruptive behaviour in hospital, Can J Psychiatry. 2004 Feb, 49(2):114-8.

Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia: a case series in a setting of nonendemicity, Clin Infect Dis. 2004 Oct 15, 39(8):1123-8.

Travel patterns and risk behaviour of HIV-positive people travelling internationally, CMAJ. 2005 Mar 29, 172(7):884-8.

Prospective analysis of parasitic infections in Canadian travelers and immigrants, J Travel Med. 2006 May-Jun, 13(3):138-44.

Disseminated phaeohyphomycosis due to Ochroconis gallopavum in the setting of advanced HIV infection, Med Mycol. 2006 Dec, 44(8):777-82.

Use of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma agonists as adjunctive treatment for Plasmodium falciparum malaria: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Sep 15, 49(6):841-9.

Leishmania OligoC-TesT as a simple, rapid, and standardized tool for molecular diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Peru, J Clin Microbiol 2009 Aug, 47(8):2560-3.

Delay in diagnosis: malaria in a returning traveller, CMAJ. 2009 May 26, 180(11):1129-31

Laboratory diagnosis of amoebic keratitis: comparison of four diagnostic methods for different types of clinical specimens, Clin Microbiol. 2009 May, 47(5):1314-8.

Optimization of microculture and evaluation of miniculture for the isolation of Leishmania parasites from cutaneous lesions in Peru, Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2008 Dec, 79(6):847-52.

Evaluation of a microculture method for isolation of Leishmania parasites from cutaneous lesions of patients in Peru, Clin Microbiol. 2007 Nov, 45(11):3680-4.