Articles by Author: M Esser

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  1. <em>Toxoplasma gondii</em> seroprevalence studies on humans and animals in Africa

    <em>Toxoplasma gondii</em> seroprevalence studies on humans and animals in Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by Toxoplasma gondii, which can infect nearly all mammalian and avian species. Approximately 25% of the global human population is thought to be infected. Interest in toxoplasmosis has surged since it was discovered that...
  2. The seroprevalence of <em>Bordetella pertussis</em> antibodies in adolescents in the Western Cape

    The seroprevalence of <em>Bordetella pertussis</em> antibodies in adolescents in the Western Cape

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection
    Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can occur in all age groups. Over the past 15 years, an increase in the incidence of reported cases has been observed globally. Local surveillance data have also shown an increase in...
  3. The routine paediatric human immunodeficiency virus visit as an intervention opportunity for failed maternal care, and use of point-of-care CD4 testing as an adjunct in determining antiretroviral therapy eligibility

    The routine paediatric human immunodeficiency virus visit as an intervention opportunity for failed maternal care, and use of point-of-care CD4 testing as an adjunct in determining antiretroviral therapy eligibility

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    South African women and children remain at the centre of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic, and maternal well-being plays a critical role in child health. In this study, we evaluated the impact of the paediatric visit on the determination...
  4. A high seroprevalence of <em>Toxoplasma gondii</em> antibodies in a population of feral cats in the Western Cape province of South Africa

    A high seroprevalence of <em>Toxoplasma gondii</em> antibodies in a population of feral cats in the Western Cape province of South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular protozoan pathogen that causes toxoplasmosis; and, is of global importance. T. gondii is highly pathogenic to both humans and animals due to its ability to infect almost all mammals and birds. Felids are the...
  5. Keeping kids in care: virological failure in a paediatric antiretroviral clinic and suggestions for improving treatment outcomes

    Keeping kids in care: virological failure in a paediatric antiretroviral clinic and suggestions for improving treatment outcomes

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    The burden of paediatric HIV in South Africa is extremely high. Antiretrovirals (ARVs) are now widely accessible in the country and the clinical emphasis has shifted from initiation of treatment to retention in care. This study describes the cumulative virological...