Gastrointestinal Infections Group



T. Nakagomi, O. Nakagomi, W. Dove, YH Doan, D Witte, B Ngwira, S Todd, AD Steele, KM Neuzil, NA Cunliffe.  Molecular Characterization of Rotavirus Strains Detected During a Clinical Trial of a Human Rotavirus Vaccine in Blantyre, Malawi.Vaccine 30 (1), 2012, A140-A151. 

NA Cunliffe, D Witte, BM Ngwira, S Todd, NJ Bostock, AM Turner, P Chimpeni, JC Victor, AD Steele, A Bouckenooghe, KM Neuzil. Efficacy of Human Rotavirus Vaccine Against Severe Gastroenteritis in Malawian Children in the First Two Years of Life:  A Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo Controlled Trial. Vaccine 30(1), 2012, A36-A43.

K Soares-Weiser, H Maclehose, H Bergman, I Ben-Aharon, S Nagpal, E Goldberg, F Pitan, N Cunliffe.  Vaccines for Preventing Rotavirus Diarrhoea: Vaccines in Use.  Cochrane Database Syst Rev 15(2), 2012, 15; 2:CD008521.

Zakikhany K, Allen DJ, Brown D, Iturriza-Gómara M. 2012. Molecular evolution of GII-4 norovirus strains. PLoS ONE 7(7): e41625. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0041625

Nawaz S, Allen D, Aladin F, Callimore C, Iturriza-Gómara M. 2012. Human bocaviruses are not significantly associated with gastroenteritis: results of retesting archive DNA from a case control study in the UK. PLoS ONE 7(7): e41346. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0041346



Doan YH, Nakagomi T, Cunliffe NA, Pandey BD, Sherchand JB, Nakagomi O. The occurrence of amino acid substitutions D96N and S242N in VP7 of emergent G2P[4] rotaviruses in Nepal in 2004-2005: a global and evolutionary perspective. Arch Virol. 2011 Aug 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Abugalia M, Cuevas L, Kirby A, Dove W, Nakagomi O, Nakagomi T, Kara M, Gweder R, Smeo M, Cunliffe N. Clinical features and molecular epidemiology of rotavirus and norovirus infections in Libyan children. J Med Virol. 2011;83:1849-56.

Vieira SC, Gurgel RQ, Kirby A, Barreto IP, Souza LD, Oliveira OC, Correia Jde B, Dove W, Cunliffe NA, Cuevas LE. Acute diarrhoea in a community cohort of children who received an oral rotavirus vaccine in Northeast Brazil. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2011;106:330-4.

Kaplan NM, Kirby A, Abd-Eldayem SA, Dove W, Nakagomi T, Nakagomi O, Cunliffe NA. Detection and molecular characterisation of rotavirus and norovirus infections in Jordanian children with acute gastroenteritis. Arch Virol. 2011;156:1477-80.

Kirby A, Al-Eryani A, Al-Sonboli N, Hafiz T, Beyer M, Al-Aghbari N, Al-Moheri N, Dove W, Cunliffe NA, Cuevas LE. Rotavirus and norovirus infections in children in Sana'a, Yemen. Trop Med Int Health. 2011;16:680-4.

M. Iturriza-Gómara, T.  Dallman, K.  Bányai, B. Böttiger,J. Buesa, S. Diedrich, L. Fiore, K. Johansen,M. Koopmans, N. Korsun, D. Koukou, ,  A. Kroneman, B. László,M. Lappalainen, L. Maunula, A. Mas Marques,J. Matthijnssens,S. Midgley,Z. Mladenova, S. Nawaz,  M. Poljsak-Prijatelj, P. Pothier, F.M. Ruggeri, A. Sanchez-Fauquier, A. Steyer, I. Sidaraviciute, V. Syriopoulou,  A.N. Tran, V. Usonis, M. Van Ranst, A. de Rougemont and J. Gray. 2011.  Rotavirus genotypes co-circulating in Europe between 2006 and 2009 as determined by EuroRotaNet, a pan-European collaborative strain surveillance network. Epidemiol & Infect: 139, 895–909. doi:10.1017/S0950268810001810

BP Gladstone, S Ramani, I Mukhopadhya, J Muliyil, R Sarkar, AM Rehman, S Jaffar, MI Gómara, JJ Gray, DW Brown, U Desselberger, SE Crawford, J John, S Babji, MK Estes, G Kang. 2011. Protective effect of natural rotavirus infection in an Indian birth cohort. N Engl J Med. 2011 Jul 28; 365(4):337-46. PubMed PMID: 21793745


Kirby A, Gurgel RQ, Dove W, Vieira SC, Cunliffe NA, Cuevas LE. An evaluation of the RIDASCREEN and IDEIA enzyme immunoassays and the RIDAQUICK immunochromatographic test for the detection of norovirus in faecal specimens. Journal of Clinical Virology 2010 Sep 21: Epub ahead of print.

Kirby A, Dove W, Ashton L, Hopkins M, Cunliffe NA. Detection of norovirus in mouthwash samples from patients with acute gastroenteritis. Journal of Clinical Virology 2010;48:285-7.

Adiku T, Dove W, Grosjean P, Combe P, Nakagomi T, Nakagomi O, Hart CA, Cunliffe NA. Molecular characterization of rotavirus strains circulating among children with acute gastroenteritis in Madagascar during 2004-05. Journal of Infectious Diseases 2010; 202:S175-9.

Cunliffe NA, Ngwira BM, Dove W, Thindwa BDM, Turner AM, Broadhead RL, Molyneux ME, Hart CA. Epidemiology of rotavirus infections in children in Blantyre, Malawi, 1997-2007. Journal of Infectious Diseases 2010;202:S168-174.

Cunliffe NA, Carrol ED, Parry CM. A Celebration of the Work of Professor Tony Hart, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 7 March 2009. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 2010;65:822-6.

Kheyami AM, Nakagomi T, Nakagomi O, Getty B, Hart CA, Cunliffe NA. Detection of coronaviruses in children with acute gastroenteritis in Maddina, Saudi Arabia. Annals of Tropical Paediatrics 2010;30:45–50.

Madhi SA*, Cunliffe NA*, Steele AD, Witte D, Kirsten M, Louw C, Ngwira B, Victor JC, Gillard PH, Cheuvart BB, Han HH, Neuzil KM. Impact of human rotavirus vaccine on severe gastroenteritis in African infants. New England Journal of Medicine 2010;362:289-98. *Co-primary authors.       

Cunliffe NA, Booth JA, Elliot C, Lowe SJ, Sopwith W, Kitchin N, Nakagomi O, Nakagomi T, Hart C A, Regan M.  Healthcare-associated viral gastroenteritis among children in a large pediatric hospital, United Kingdom.  Emerging Infectious Diseases 2010;16:55-62.

Correia JB, Patel MM, Nakagomi O, Montenegro FMU, Germano EM, Correia NB, Cuevas LE, Parashar UD,  Cunliffe NA, Nakagomi T. Effectiveness of Monovalent Rotavirus Vaccine (Rotarix) Against Severe Diarrhoea Caused by Serotypically-Unrelated G2P [4] Strains in Brazil.  Journal of Infectious Diseases 2010;201:363-9.


Sherchand JB, Nakagomi O, Dove W, Nakagomi T, Yokoo M, Pandey BD, Cuevas LE, Hart CA, Cunliffe NA.  Molecular epidemiology of rotavirus diarrhea among children aged <5 years in Nepal: predominance of emergent G12 strains during 2 years.  Journal of Infectious Diseases 2009: Suppl 1:S182-7.

Cunliffe N, Witte D, Ngwira B. History of rotavirus research in Malawi: the pursuit of a killer. Malawi Medical Journal 2009;21:113-5.