Thumbi Mwangi

Assistant Professor





Njenga MK, Ogolla E, Thumbi SM, Ngere I, Omulo S, Muturi M, Marwanga D, Bitek A, Bett B, Widdowson MA, Munyua P, Osoro EM. (2020). Comparison of knowledge, attitude, and practices of animal and human brucellosis between nomadic pastoralists and non-pastoralists in Kenya. BMC public health, 20(1)

Brunker K, Jaswant G, Thumbi SM, Lushasi K, Lugelo A, Czupryna AM, Ade F, Wambura G, Chuchu V, Steenson R, Ngeleja C, Bautista C, Manalo DL, Gomez MRR, Chu MYJV, Miranda ME, Kamat M, Rysava K, Espineda J, Silo EAV, Aringo AM, Bernales RP, Adonay FF, Tildesley MJ, Marston DA, Jennings DL, Fooks AR, Zhu W, Meredith LW, Hill SC, Poplawski R, Gifford RJ, Singer JB, Maturi M, Mwatondo A, Biek R, Hampson K. (2020). Rapid in-country sequencing of whole virus genomes to inform rabies elimination programmes. Wellcome open research, (5)

Campbell ZA, Thumbi SM, Marsh TL, Quinlan MB, Shirima GM, Palmer GH. (2019). Why isn't everyone using the thermotolerant vaccine? Preferences for Newcastle disease vaccines by chicken-owning households in Tanzania. PloS one, 14(8)

Thumbi SM, Njenga MK, Otiang E, Otieno L, Munyua P, Eichler S, Widdowson MA, McElwain TF, Palmer GH. (2019). Mobile phone-based surveillance for animal disease in rural communities: implications for detection of zoonoses spillover. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences, 374(1782)

Bitek AO, Osoro E, Munyua PM, Nanyingi M, Muthiani Y, Kiambi S, Muturi M, Mwatondo A, Muriithi R, Cleaveland S, Hampson K, Njenga MK, Kitala PM, Thumbi SM. (2019). A hundred years of rabies in Kenya and the strategy for eliminating dog-mediated rabies by 2030 [version 2; peer review: 4 approved]. AAS open research, (1)

Wentworth D, Hampson K, Thumbi SM, Mwatondo A, Wambura G, Chng NR. (2019). A social justice perspective on access to human rabies vaccines. Vaccine, (37 Suppl 1)

Cleaveland S, Thumbi SM, Sambo M, Lugelo A, Lushasi K, Hampson K, Lankester F. (2018). Proof of concept of mass dog vaccination for thecontrol and elimination of canine rabies. Revue scientifique et technique (International Office of Epizootics), 37(2)

Oyas H, Holmstrom L, Kemunto NP, Muturi M, Mwatondo A, Osoro E, Bitek A, Bett B, Githinji JW, Thumbi SM, Widdowson MA, Munyua PM, Njenga MK. (2018). Enhanced surveillance for Rift Valley fever in livestock during El Niño rains and threat of RVF outbreak, Kenya, 2015-2016. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 12(4)

(2018). The potential effect of improved provision of rabies post-exposure prophylaxis in Gavi-eligible countries: a modelling study. The Lancet. Infectious diseases, 19(1)

Campbell ZA, Marsh TL, Mpolya EA, Thumbi SM, Palmer GH. (2018). Newcastle disease vaccine adoption by smallholder households in Tanzania: Identifying determinants and barriers. PloS one, 13(10)

Muturi M, Gachohi J, Mwatondo A, Lekolool I, Gakuya F, Bett A, Osoro E, Bitek A, Thumbi SM, Munyua P, Oyas H, Njagi ON, Bett B, Njenga MK. (2018). Recurrent Anthrax Outbreaks in Humans, Livestock, and Wildlife in the Same Locality, Kenya, 2014-2017. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 99(4)

Kemunto N, Mogoa E, Osoro E, Bitek A, Kariuki Njenga M, Thumbi SM. (2018). Zoonotic disease research in East Africa. BMC infectious diseases, 18(1)

Munyua P, Corman VM, Bitek A, Osoro E, Meyer B, Müller MA, Lattwein E, Thumbi SM, Murithi R, Widdowson MA, Drosten C, Njenga MK. (2017). No Serologic Evidence of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infection Among Camel Farmers Exposed to Highly Seropositive Camel Herds: A Household Linked Study, Kenya, 2013. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 96(6)

Undurraga EA, Blanton JD, Thumbi SM, Mwatondo A, Muturi M, Wallace RM. (2017). Tool for eliminating dog-mediated human rabies through mass dog vaccination campaigns. Emerging infectious diseases, 23(12)

de Clare Bronsvoort BM, Thumbi SM, Poole EJ, Kiara H, Auguet OT, Handel IG, Jennings A, Conradie I, Mbole-Kariuki MN, Toye PG, Hanotte O, Coetzer JA, Woolhouse ME. (2013). Design and descriptive epidemiology of the Infectious Diseases of East African Livestock (IDEAL) project, a longitudinal calf cohort study in western Kenya. BMC veterinary research, (9)

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