Conceicao E.C, Refregier G, Gomes H.M, Olessa-Daragon X, Coll F, Ratovonirina N.H, Rasolofo-Razanamparany V, Lopes M.L, van Soolingen D, Rutaihwa L, Gagneux S, Bollela V.R, Suffys P.N, Duarte R.S, Lima K.V.B, Sola C.N. Mycobacterium tuberculosis lineage 1 genetic diversity in Para, Brazil, suggests common ancestry with east-African isolates potentially linked to historical slave trade. Infect Genet Evol. 2019;73:337-341. DOI: 10.1016/j.meegid.2019.06.001

2019
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PubMed (31170529)

Rutaihwa L, Menardo F, Stucki D, Gygli S.M, Ley S.D, Malla B, Feldmann J, Borrell S, Beisel C, Middelkoop K, Carter J.E, Diero L, Ballif M, Jugheli L, Reither K, Fenner L, Brites D, Gagneux S. Multiple introductions of Mycobacterium tuberculosis lineage 2-Beijing into Africa over centuries. Front Ecol Evol. 2019;7:112. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2019.00112

2019
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Rutaihwa L.K, Sasamalo M, Jaleco A, Hella J, Kingazi A, Kamwela L, Kingalu A, Malewo B, Shirima R, Dötsch A, Feldmann J, Reinhard M, Borrell S, Brites D, Reither K, Doulla B, Fenner L, Gagneux S. Insights into the genetic diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Tanzania. PLoS One. 2019;14(4):e0206334. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0206334

2019
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PubMed (30978186)
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Conceição E.C, Guimarães A.E.D.S, Lopes M.L, Furlaneto I.P, Rodrigues Y.C, da Conceição M.L, Barros W.A, Cardoso N.C, Sharma A, Lima L.N.G.C, Gomes H.M, Duarte R.S, Frota C, Rutaihwa L.K, Gagneux S, Suffys P.N, Lima K.V.B. Analysis of potential household transmission events of tuberculosis in the city of Belem, Brazil. Tuberculosis. 2018;113:125-129. DOI: 10.1016/j.tube.2018.09.011

2018
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PubMed (30514494)

Menardo F, Loiseau C, Brites D, Coscolla M, Gygli S.M, Rutaihwa L.K, Trauner A, Beisel C, Borrell S, Gagneux S. Treemmer: a tool to reduce large phylogenetic datasets with minimal loss of diversity. BMC Bioinformatics. 2018;19(1):164. DOI: 10.1186/s12859-018-2164-8

2018
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PubMed (29716518)
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Sikalengo G, Hella J, Mhimbira F, Rutaihwa L.K, Bani F, Ndege R, Sasamalo M, Kamwela L, Said K, Mhalu G, Mlacha Y, Hatz C, Knopp S, Gagneux S, Reither K, Utzinger J, Tanner M, Letang E, Weisser M, Fenner L. Distinct clinical characteristics and helminth co-infections in adult tuberculosis patients from urban compared to rural Tanzania. Infect Dis Poverty. 2018;7:24. DOI: 10.1186/s40249-018-0404-9

2018
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PubMed (29580279)
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Pohl C, Rutaihwa L.K, Haraka F, Nsubuga M, Aloi F, Ntinginya N.E, Mapamba D, Heinrich N, Hoelscher M, Marais B.J, Jugheli L, Reiter M. Limited value of whole blood Xpert® MTB/RIF for diagnosing tuberculosis in children. J Infect. 2016;73(4):326-335. DOI: 10.1016/j.jinf.2016.04.041

2016
Journal Article
PubMed (27394403)

Stucki D, Brites D, Jeljeli L, Coscolla M, Liu Q, Trauner A, Fenner L, Rutaihwa L, Borrell S, Luo T, Gao Q, Kato-Maeda M, Ballif M, Egger M, Macedo R, Mardassi H, Moreno M, Vilanova G.T, Fyfe J, Globan M, Thomas J, Jamieson F, Guthrie J.L, Asante-Poku A, Yeboah-Manu D, Wampande E, Ssengooba W, Joloba M, Boom W.H, Basu I, Bower J, Saraiva M, Vasconcellos S.E, Suffys P, Koch A, Wilkinson R, Gail-Bekker L, Malla B, Ley S.D, Beck H.P, de Jong B.C, Toit K, Sanchez-Padilla E, Bonnet M, Gil-Brusola A, Frank M, Penlap Beng V.N, Eisenach K, Alani I, Ndung'u P.W, Revathi G, Gehre F, Akter S, Ntoumi F, Stewart-Isherwood L, Ntinginya N.E, Rachow A, Hoelscher M, Cirillo D.M, Skenders G, Hoffner S, Bakonyte D, Stakenas P, Diel R, Crudu V, Moldovan O, Al-Hajoj S, Otero L, Barletta F, Carter E.J, Diero L, Supply P, Comas I, Niemann S, Gagneux S. Mycobacterium tuberculosis lineage 4 comprises globally distributed and geographically restricted sublineages. Nat Genet. 2016;48(12):1535-1543. DOI: 10.1038/ng.3704

2016
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PubMed (27798628)

Mhalu G, Hella J, Doulla B, Mhimbira F, Mtutu H, Hiza H, Sasamalo M, Rutaihwa L, Rieder H.L, Seimon T, Mutayoba B, Weiss M.G, Fenner L. Do instructional videos on sputum submission result in increased tuberculosis case detection? A randomized controlled trial. PLoS One. 2015;10(9):e0138413. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138413

2015
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Rutaihwa L, Sasamalo M, Hella J, Borrell S, Feldmann J, Coscolla M, Fenner L, Gagneux S. Global genomic diversity and clinical consequences of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a high-burden setting. Trop Med Int Health, 2015;20(Suppl. 1):190. Abstracts of the 9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health, 6-10 September 2015, Basel, Switzerland

2015
Conference Paper

Rutaihwa L.K. Novel genome-based phylogenetic markers and SNP-typing assays for the classification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis into sublineages. Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, 2014. MSc Thesis

2014
Thesis

Haraka F, Rutaihwa L.K, Battegay M, Reither K. Mycobacterium intracellulare infection in non-HIV infected patient in a region with a high burden of tuberculosis. BMJ Case Rep. 2012;8 May 2012:bcr0120125713. DOI: 10.1136/bcr.01.2012.5713

2012
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PubMed (22605838)