Kurayi Mahachi

Ph.D. student




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Beasley EA, Mahachi KG, Petersen CA. (2022). spp. Sand Flies Within the USA and Implications for Human and Canine Autochthonous Infection. Current tropical medicine reports

Ewald VAM, Purnell JR, Bruss JE, Barsotti EJ, Aldine AS, Mahachi KG, Wemmie JA, Magnotta VA, Boes AD, Parker KL, Fiedorowicz JG. (2022). Posterior Fossa Sub-Arachnoid Cysts Observed in Patients with Bipolar Disorder: a Retrospective Cohort Study. Cerebellum (London, England)

Ozanne MV, Brown GD, Scorza BM, Mahachi K, Toepp AJ, Petersen CA. (2022). Bayesian latent class models for identifying canine visceral leishmaniosis using diagnostic tests in the absence of a gold standard. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 16(3)

Mahachi K, Kessels J, Boateng K, Jean Baptiste Achoribo AE, Mitula P, Ekeman E, Nic Lochlainn L, Rosewell A, Sodha SV, Abela-Ridder B, Gabrielli AF. (2022). Zero- or missed-dose children in Nigeria: Contributing factors and interventions to overcome immunization service delivery challenges. Vaccine

Scorza BM, Mahachi KG, Cox AD, Toepp AJ, Pessoa-Pereira D, Tyrrell P, Buch J, Foltz JA, Lee D, Petersen CA. (2022). T Cells during Asymptomatic Borrelia burgdorferi Infection. Infection and immunity

Poje JE, Azevedo JF, Nair N, Mahachi K, Frank LE, Sherpa P, Krizek RS, Baccam T, Gomes-Solecki M, Petersen CA. (2021). Borrelia burgdorferi (Spirochaetales: Spirochaetaceae) Infection Prevalence and Host Associations of Ticks Found on Peromyscus spp. in Maryland. Journal of medical entomology

Scorza BM, Mahachi KG, Cox AC, Toepp AJ, Leal-Lima A, Kumar Kushwaha A, Kelly P, Meneses C, Wilson G, Gibson-Corley KN, Bartholomay L, Kamhawi S, Petersen CA. (2021). Leishmania infantum xenodiagnosis from vertically infected dogs reveals significant skin tropism. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 15(10)

Mahachi K, Kontowicz E, Anderson B, Toepp AJ, Lima AL, Larson M, Wilson G, Grinnage-Pulley T, Bennett C, Ozanne M, Anderson M, Fowler H, Parrish M, Saucier J, Tyrrell P, Palmer Z, Buch J, Chandrashekar R, Scorza B, Brown G, Oleson JJ, Petersen CA. (2020). Predominant risk factors for tick-borne co-infections in hunting dogs from the USA. Parasites & vectors, 13(1)

Toepp AJ, Monteiro GRG, Coutinho JFV, Lima AL, Larson M, Wilson G, Grinnage-Pulley T, Bennett C, Mahachi K, Anderson B, Ozanne MV, Anderson M, Fowler H, Parrish M, Willardson K, Saucier J, Tyrell P, Palmer Z, Buch J, Chandrashekar R, Brown GD, Oleson JJ, Jeronimo SMB, Petersen CA. (2019). Comorbid infections induce progression of visceral leishmaniasis. Parasites & vectors, 12(1)

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