Publications

Publications

PNAS

Anne W. Rimoin, Prime M. Mulembakani , Sara C. Johnston , James O. Lloyd Smith Neville K. Kisalu , Timothee L. Kinkela , Seth Blumberg , , Henri A. Thomassen , Brian L. Pike , Joseph N. Fair , Nathan D. Wolfe , Robert L. Shongo , Barney S. Graham , Pierre Formenty , Emile Okitolonda , Lisa E. Hensley , Hermann Meyer , Linda L. Wright , and Jean-Jacques Muyembe. "From the Cover: Major increase in human monkeypox incidence 30 years after smallpox vaccination campaigns cease in the Democratic Republic of Congo."Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106.35 (2010): 16262–16267.

PNAS

Rich, S. M., F. H. Leendertz, G. Xu, M. LeBreton, C. F. Djoko, M. N. Aminake, E. E. Takang, J. L. D. Diffo, B. L. Pike, B. M. Rosenthal, P. Formenty, C. Boesch, F. J. Ayala, and N. D. Wolfe. "From the Cover: The Origin of Malignant Malaria."Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences106.35 (2009): 14902-4907.

Plasmodium falciparum, the causative agent of malignant malaria, is among the most severe human infectious diseases. The closest known relative of P. falciparum is a chimpanzee parasite, Plasmodium reichenowi, of which one single isolate was previously known.

University of Indiana

Wolfe, Nathan D. "Monitoring Viral Emergence." University of Indiana. 14 May 2008. Lecture.

 

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Goldberg, Tony L., Nathan D. Wolfe, Colin A. Chapman, Kenneth Cameron, Tania Saj, William B. Karesh, Scott W. Wong, Melissa E. Dubois, and Mark K. Slifka. "Serologic Evidence for Novel Poxvirus in Endangered Red Colobus Monkeys, Western Uganda."Emerging Infectious Diseases 14.5 (2008): 801-03.

Nature

Wolfe, Nathan D., Claire Panosian Dunavan, and Jared Diamond. "Origins of Major Human Infectious Diseases." Nature 447.7142 (2007): 279-83. Print.

Many of the major human infectious diseases, including some now confined to humans and absent from animals, are ‘new’ ones that arose only after the origins of agriculture. Where did they come from?

Emerging Infectious Diseases

LeBreton, Matthew, Otto Yang, Ubald Tamoufe, Eitel Mpoudi-Ngole, Judith N. Torimiro, Cyrille F. Djoko, Jean K. Carr, A. Tassy Prosser, Anne W. Rimoin, Deborah L. Birx, Donald S. Burke, and Nathan D. Wolfe. "Exposure to Wild Primates among HIV-infected Persons." Emerging Infectious Diseases 13.10 (2007): 1579-582.

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Rimoin, Anne W., Neville Kisalu, Benoit Kebela-Ilunga, Thibaut Mukaba, Linda L. Wright, Pierre Formenty, Nathan D. Wolfe, Robert Loshima Shongo, Florimond Tshioko, Emile Okitolonda, Jean-Jacques Muyembe, Robert W. Ryder, and Herman Meyer. "Endemic Human Monkeypox, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2001-2004." Emerging Infectious Diseases 13.6 (2007): 934-37.

Aids Journal

Torimiro, Judith N., Nathan D. Wolfe, Alero Thomas, Maureen P. Martin, Eitel Mpoudi-Ngole, Ubald Tamoufe, Deborah L. Birx, Mary Carrington, Donald S. Burke, and Jean K. Carr. "Frequency of CCR5 Variants among Rural Populations with Low HIV-1 Prevalence in Cameroon." AIDS 21.4 (2007): 527-28.

The New Yorker

Ockenhouse, C. F., W.-c. Hu, K. E. Kester, J. F. Cummings, A. Stewart, D. G. Heppner, A. E. Jedlicka, A. L. Scott, N. D. Wolfe, M. Vahey, and D. S. Burke. "Common and Divergent Immune Response Signaling Pathways Discovered in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell Gene Expression Patterns in Presymptomatic and Clinically Apparent Malaria." Infection and Immunity 74.10 (2006): 5561-573.

Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

Murphy, Hayley Weston, Michele Miller, Jan Ramer, Dominic Travis, Robyn Barbiers, Nathan D. Wolfe, and William M. Switzer. "Implications Of Simian Retroviruses For Captive Primate Population Management And The Occupational Safety Of Primate Handlers."Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 37.3 (2006): 219-33.

Animal Conservation

LeBreton, M., A. T. Prosser, U. Tamoufe, W. Sateren, E. Mpoudi-Ngole, J. L. D. Diffo, D. S. Burke, and N. D. Wolfe. "Patterns of Bushmeat Hunting and Perceptions of Disease Risk among Central African Communities." Animal Conservation 9.4 (2006): 495.

Animal Conservation

LeBreton, M., A. T. Prosser, U. Tamoufe, W. Sateren, E. Mpoudi-Ngole, J. L. D. Diffo, D. S. Burke, and N. D. Wolfe. "Healthy Hunting in Central Africa." Animal Conservation 9.4 (2006): 372-74.

Transfusion
Switzer, William M., Indira Hewlett, Leslyn Aaron, Nathan D. Wolfe, Donald S. Burke, and Walid Heneine. "Serologic Testing for Human T-lymphotropic Virus-3 and -4."Transfusion 46.9 (2006): 1647-648.
JAIDS

Gupta, Swati B., Christopher T. Mast, Nathan D. Wolfe, Vlad Novitsky, Sheri A. Dubey, Esper G. Kallas, Mauro Schechter, Bernard Mbewe, Eftyhia Vardas, Punee Pitisuttithum, Donald Burke, Dan Freed, Robin Mogg, Paul M. Coplan, Jon H. Condra, Romnie S. Long, Kiersten Anderson, Danilo R. Casimiro, John W. Shiver, and Walter L. Straus. "Cross-Clade Reactivity of HIV-1-Specific T-cell Responses in HIV-1-Infected Individuals From Botswana and Cameroon." JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 42.2 (2006): 135-39.

Journal of Virology

Switzer, W. M., S. H. Qari, N. D. Wolfe, D. S. Burke, T. M. Folks, and W. Heneine. "Ancient Origin and Molecular Features of the Novel Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type 3 Revealed by Complete Genome Analysis." Journal of Virology 80.15 (2006): 7427-438.

American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Kuniholm, Mark H., Nathan D. Wolfe, Claire YH Huang, Eitel Mpoudi-Ngole, Ubald Tamoufe, Donald S. Burke, and Duane J. Gubler. "Seroprevalence and Distribution of Flaviviridae, Togaviridae, and Bunyaviridae Arboviral Infections in Rural Cameroonian Adults." American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 74.6 (2006): 1078-083.

Emerging Infectious Diseases

LeBreton, Matthew, Sally Umlauf, Cyrille F. Djoko, Peter Daszak, Donald S. Burke, Paul Yemgai Kwenkam, and Nathan D. Wolfe. "Letters: Rift Valley Fever in Goats, Cameroon." Emerging Infectious Diseases 12.4 (2006): 702-03.

The New Yorker

Cummings, Derek A.T., William J. Moss, Kanya Long, Charles S. Wiysonge, Ticha Johnson Muluh, Basile Kollo, Emmanuel Nomo, Nathan D. Wolfe, and Donald S. Burke. "Improved Measles Surveillance in Cameroon Reveals Two Major Dynamic Patterns of Incidence." International Journal of Infectious Diseases 10.2 (2006): 148-55.

Tissue Antigens

Torimiro, J. N., J. K. Carr, N. D. Wolfe, P. Karacki, M. P. Martin, X. Gao, U. Tamoufe, A. Thomas, E. M. Ngole, D. L. Birx, F. E. McCutchan, D. S. Burke, and M. Carrington. "HLA Class I Diversity among Rural Rainforest Inhabitants in Cameroon: Identification of A*2612-B*4407 Haplotype." Tissue Antigens 67.1 (2006): 30-37.

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Wolfe, Nathan D., Peter Daszak, A. Marm Kilpatrick, and Donald S. Burke. "Bushmeat Hunting, Deforestation, and Prediction of Zoonotic Disease Emergence." Emerging Infectious Diseases 11.12 (2005): 1822-827.

Understanding the emergence of new zoonotic agents requires knowledge of pathogen biodiversity in wildlife, human-wildlife interactions, anthropogenic pressures on wildlife populations, and changes in society and human behavior
AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses

Zhang, Ming, Karin Wilbe, Nathan D. Wolfe, Brian Gaschen, Jean K. Carr, and Thomas Leitner. "HIV Type 1 CRF13_cpx Revisited: Identification of a New Sequence from Cameroon and Signal for Subsubtype J2." AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses 21.11 (2005): 955-60.

Journal of Molecular Evolution

Steiper, Michael E., Nathan D. Wolfe, William B. Karesh, Annelisa M. Kilbourn, Edwin J. Bosi, and Maryellen Ruvolo. "The Population Genetics of the A-2 Globin Locus of Orangutans (Pongo Pygmaeus)." Journal of Molecular Evolution 60 (2005): 400-08.

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Kalish, Marcia L., Nathan D. Wolfe, Clement B. Ndongmo, Janet McNicholl, Kenneth E. Robbins, Michael Aidoo, Peter N. Fonjungo, George Alemnji, Clement Zeh, Cyrille F. Djoko, Eitel Mpoudi-Ngole, Donald S. Burke, and Thomas M. Folks. "Central African Hunters Exposed to Simian Immunodeficiency Virus" Emerging Infectious Diseases11.12 (2005): 1928-1930.

IDSA

Machuca, Ana, Owen Wood, Sherwin Lee, Sylvester Daniel, Maria Rios, Nathan D. Wolfe, Jean K. Carr, Mpoudi-Ngole Eitel, Ubald Tamoufe, Judith Ndongo Torimiro, Donald Burke, and Indira K. Hewlett. "Seroprevalence of Human T Cell Leukemia Virus in HIV Antibody-Negative Populations in Rural Cameroon." Clinical Infectious Diseases 40.11 (2005): 1673-676.

JAIDS

Carr, Jean K., Yuka Nadai, Lindsay Eyzaguirre, Magdi D. Saad, Mumtaz M. Khakimov, Shavkat K. Yakubov, Deborah L. Birx, R. Ross Graham, Nathan D. Wolfe, Kenneth C. Earhart, and Jose L. Sanchez. "Outbreak of a West African Recombinant of HIV-1 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan." JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 39.5 (2005): 570-75.

PNAS

Wolfe, N. D. "Emergence of Unique Primate T-lymphotropic Viruses among Central African Bushmeat Hunters." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences102.22 (2005): 7994-999.

Understanding the emergence of new zoonotic agents requires knowledge of pathogen biodiversity in wildlife, human-wildlife interactions, anthropogenic pressures on wildlife populations, and changes in society and human behavior.

The Lancet

Wolfe, N., W. Switzer, J. Carr, V. Bhullar, V. Shanmugam, U. Tamoufe, A. Prosser, J. Torimiro, A. Wright, and E. Mpoudingole. "Naturally Acquired Simian Retrovirus Infections in Central African Hunters."The Lancet363.9413 (2004): 932-37.

Hunting and butchering of wild non-human primates infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) is thought to have sparked the HIV pandemic.

The Lancet

Wolfe, N., W. Switzer, J. Carr, V. Bhullar, V. Shanmugam, U. Tamoufe, A. Prosser, J. Torimiro, A. Wright, and E. Mpoudingole. "Naturally Acquired Simian Retrovirus Infections in Central African Hunters." The Lancet 363.9413 (2004): 932-37.

The Lancet
World Health Organization

Waters, Hugh R., Leanne Dougherty, Simon-Pierre Tegang, Nhan Tran, Charles Shey Wiysonge, Kanya Long, Nathan D. Wolfe, and Donald S. Burke. "Coverage and Costs of Childhood Immunizations in Cameroon." Bulletin of the World Health Organization 82.9 (2004): 668-75.

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Wolfe, Nathan D., A. Tassy Prosser, Jean K. Carr, Ubald Tamoufe, Eitel Mpoudi-Ngole, J. Ndongo Torimiro, Matthew LeBreton, Francine E. McCutchan, Deborah L. Birx, and Donald S. Burke. "Exposure to Nonhuman Primates in Rural Cameroon." Emerging Infectious Diseases 10.12 (2004): 2094-099.

Environmental Health Perspectives

Patz, Jonathan A., Peter Daszak, Gary M. Tabor, A. Alonso Aguirre, Mary Pearl, Jon Epstein, Nathan D. Wolfe, A. Marm Kilpatrick, Johannes Foufopoulos, David Molyneux, and David J. Bradley. "Unhealthy Landscapes: Policy Recommendations on Land Use Change and Infectious Disease Emergence." Environmental Health Perspectives 112.10 (2004): 1092-098.

AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses

Kijak, Gustavo H., Eric Sanders-Buell, Nathan D. Wolfe, Eitel Mpoudi-Ngole, Bohye Kim, Bruce Brown, Merlin L. Robb, Deborah L. Birx, Donald S. Burke, Jean K. Carr, and Francine E. McCutchan. "Development and Application of a High-Throughput HIV Type 1 Genotyping Assay to Identify CRF02_AG in West/West Central Africa." AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses 20.5 (2004): 521-30.

Journal of Wildlife Diseases

Kilbourn, Annelisa M., William B. Karesh, Nathan D. Wolfe, Edwin J. Bosi, Robert A. Cook, and Mahedi Andau. "Health Evaluation of Free-Ranging and Semi-Captive Orangutans (Pongo Pygmaeus Pygmaeus) in Sabah, Malaysia." Journal of Wildlife Diseases 39.1 (2003): 73-83.

The New Yorker

Hussain, Althaf I., Vedapuri Shanmugam, Vinod B. Bhullar, Brigitte E. Beer, Dominique Vallet, Annie Gautier-Hion, Nathan D. Wolfe, William B. Karesh, Annelisa M. Kilbourn, Zeena Tooze, Walid Heneine, and William M. Switzer. "Screening for Simian Foamy Virus Infection by Using a Combined Antigen Western Blot Assay: Evidence for a Wide Distribution among Old World Primates and Identification of Four New Divergent Viruses." Virology 309.2 (2003): 248-57.

Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases

Wolfe, Nathan D., William B. Karesh, Annelisa M. Kilbourn, Janet Cox-Singh, Edwin J. Bosi, Hasan A. Rahman, Adria Tassy Prosser, Balbir Singh, Mahedi Andau, and Andrew Spielman. "The Impact of Ecological Conditions on the Prevalence of Malaria Among Orangutans." Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 2.2 (2002): 97-103.

Deem, Sharon L., Annelisa M. Kilbourn, Nathan D. Wolfe, Robert A. Cook, and William B. Karesh. "Conservation Medicine." Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences: 370-77.

American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Wolfe, Nathan D., Annelisa M. Kilbourn, William B. Karesh, Hasan A. Rahman, Edwin J. Bosi, Bruce C. Cropp, Mahedi Andau, Andrew Spielman, and Duane J. Gubler. "Sylvatic Transmission of Arboviruses Among Bornean Orangutans." American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 64.5, 6 (2001): 310-16.

The New Yorker

Carr, Jean K., Judith N. Torimiro, Nathan D. Wolfe, Mpoudi-Ngole Eitel, Bohye Kim, Eric Saunders-Buell, Linda L. Jagodzinski, Deanna Gotte, Donald S. Burke, Deborah L. Birx, and Francine E. McCutchan. "The AG Recombinant IbNG and Novel Strains of Group M HIV-1 Are Common in Cameroon." Virology 286.1 (2001): 168-81.

Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease

Wrangham, Richard, Michael Wilson, Brian Hare, and Nathan D. Wolfe. "Chimpanzee Predation and the Ecology of Microbial Exchange." Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease 12.3 (2000): 186-88.

International Journal for Parasitology

Cox-Singh, Janet, Andrea S. Pomrehn, Nathan D. Wolfe, Hasan A. Rahman, Huong-Ying Lu, and Balbir Singh. "Sensitivity of the Nested-polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Assay for Brugia Malayi and Significance of 'free' DNA in PCR-based Assays." International Journal for Parasitology 30 (2000): 1177-179.

The New Yorker

Pollack, Richard J., Anthony Kiszewski, Philip Armstrong, Christine Hahn, Nathan Wolfe, Hasan A. Rahman, Kayla Laserson, Sam R. Telford, and Andrew Spielman. "Differential Permethrin Susceptibility of Head Lice Sampled in the United States and Borneo." Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine 153 (1999): 969-73.

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Wolfe, Nathan. "Wild Primate Populations in Emerging Infectious Disease Research: The Missing Link?" Emerging Infectious Diseases 4.2 (1998): 149-58.