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1. Personal Information

Name
Jimmy Kihara
My web page
www.esacipac.org
Organization(s)
Kenya medical research institute
CiteULike username
KEMRI, PCD,

2. Community Expertise

Schistosomiasis research
Skills
Parasitology

3. Publications

Publications

Schistosomiasis/soil transmitted helminths control
Diagnostic techniques
Parasite immunology
Malacology/ vector biology and control
Kihara, J, H. ., Mariam, T. M., Adel, E. Odek., Eliud, N. M. N., Eucharia, U. K., Fredrick, W. T., Govert Van, D., Anthony, K. I. and John, H. Ouma, 2008. Clearance of soluble egg antigen in Schistosoma haematobium infection in relation to sex and age of Kenyan school children after Praziquantel treatment, submitted for publication.

Kihara, J, H., Muhoho, N., Dorris, N., Mwobobia, I., K., Josyline, K., Mitsui, Y., Awazawa, T., Amano, T. and Mwandawiro, C, 2007. Drug efficacy of praziquantel and albendazole in school children after mass treatment in Mwea, Central province, Kenya, Acta Tropica, 102: 165 – 171.

Mwobobia, I., Kihara, J., Amano, T. and Mwandawiro, C. 2006. Risk factors of Schistosoma mansoni infection among adlt population in Mwea Disivision Central, Kenya, with special reference to rice cultivation. Submitted for publication.

J. H. Kihara., I. K. Mwobobia., C. Risley., J. Masaku., P. Gichuki., T. Amano., and C. Mwandawiro. 2007. Evidence of familial association in intestinal helminthes infection in Mwea irrigation scheme, manuscript in preparation.

J. H. Kihara, E. M. Muchiri, M. T. Mwanje, E. A. Odek, O. Oloo, Van. D. Govert, R. Gitte, N. O. Christensen, F. Kazibwe, N. Kabatereine, C. L. Risley, and A. Fenwick. Evaluation of applicability of urine based Schsitosomiasis test strip in epidemiological mapping and sampling of S. Mansoni infection in low endemic areas of Kenya, 2007 Manuscript in preparation.

Kihara, J, H., Muhoho, N., Dorris, N., Mwobobia, A. Njoka, P. Njoroge, M. D. French, T. S. Churcher, T., J. Masaku., P. Gichuki, C. Mwatele, C. L. Risley, T. Amano, and Mwandawiro. 2008. The control of Schistosomiasis and Soil Transmitted Helminths (STH) in Mwea school children after three rounds of treatment with praziquantel and albendazole. Manuscript in preparation
Mkoji, G. M., Hofkin , B.V., Mungai, B.N., Kihara, J.H., Kageni, F.M., Koech, D. K., and Loker, E.S. 1992. Does the snail Melanoides tuberculata have a role in biological control of Biomphalaria pfeifferi and other medically important African pulmonates? Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology 86: 201-204.

Mkoji, G. M., Hofkin , B.V., Mungai, B.N., Kihara, J.H., Kageni, F.M., Ouma, J.H., Koech, D. K., and Loker, E.S. 1992. Control of natural populations of schistosome-transmitting snails by the crayfish Procambarus clarkii in temporary man-made ponds in Kenya. Aquaculture and schistosomiasis. Proceedings of a network meeting held in Manilla, Philippines, August 6-10 1991. National Academy Press. Washington, D.C., pp 264-271.

Loker, E.S, Mkoji, G. M., Hofkin , B.V., Mungai, B.N., Kihara, J.H., Kageni, F.M., and Koech, D. K.1992. Procambarus clarkii in Kenya: Does it have a role to play in the control of schistosomiasis? Aquaculture and schistosomiasis. Proceedings of a network meeting held in Manilla, Phplippines, August 6-10 1991. National Academy Press. Washington, D.C., pp 272-282.

Mkoji, G.M., Hofkin B.V., Mungai, B.N., Kihara, J.H., Mungai, F., Ouma, J.H., Koech, D.K. and Loker, E.S. 1993. The crayfish Procambarus clarkii: Its potential for schistosomiasis control in Kenya. The schistosomiasis project (SRP) International conference on schistosomiasis. 14-18 February 1993, Cairo, Egypt.

Loker, E.S, Mkoji, G. M., Hofkin , B.V., Mungai, B.N., Kihara, J.H., and Koech, D. K.1993. Distribution of freshwater snails in southern Kenya with implication for the biological control of schistosomiasis and other snail-mediated parasites. Journal of Medical and Applied malacology. 5:1-20.

Mkoji, G. M., Hofkin , B.V., Mungai, B.N., Kihara, J.H., Kageni, F.M., Ouma, J.H., Koech, D. K., Kuris, A.M. and Loker, E.S. 1994. Potential strategies for control of schistosomiasis in small man-made impoundments in Kenya. Proceedings of the symposium on epidemiology and control of schistosomiasis. Eds. Aoki, Y., Akai, K., Waiyaki, P.G. and Muhoho, D.D. 11-12 October, 1994, Nairobi Kenya, pp 120-124.

Thiong’o, F.W., Ouma, J. H., Kihara, J.H., and Christensen, N.O. 1997. Observation on electrophoretic markers in comparative studies on isolates of Schistosoma Mansoni from Kangundo and Kibwezi areas of Machakos and Makueni District. Published in the Proceedings of the 7th Association of Kenya Medical Laboratory Scientific Officer conference October1997.

Thiong’o, F.W., Kihara, J.H., and Karanja, S. 1999. Investigations into the molluscicidal properties of Neem (Azadirachta indica). Proceedings of the 9th Association of Kenya Medical Laboratory Scientific Officers conference pp 35-37 October 1999.

Mkoji, G. M., Hofkin, B.V., Mungai, B.N., Kihara, J.H., Kageni, F.M., Yundu, J., Stewart-oaten, A., Mbui, J., Rashid, J.R., Kariuki, C.H., Ouma., Koech, D. K., Kuris, A.M. and Loker, E.S. 1999. Impact of the crayfish Procambarus clarkii on Schistosoma haematobium transmission in Kenya. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 61 (5) pp.751-759.

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