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Dr Elizabeth Prentice

• Bio Sketch

Elizabeth graduated from medicine in 1999. After internship and community service she spent time in Infectious Diseases, thereafter, training in Microbiology. She has worked in communicable disease control at the National Department of Health and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.


• Research Interests

o Resistance in Gram negative bacteria
o Communicable disease control


• Publications 

• Emergence of plasmid-mediated colistin resistance (MCR-1) among Escherichia coli isolated from South African patients. Coetzee J, Corcoran C, Prentice E, Moodley M, Mendelson M, Poirel L, Nordmann P, Brink AJ. S Afr Med J. 2016 Apr 19;106(5):449-50. 

• Field epidemiology and laboratory training programs have been in Africa for 10 years, what is their effect on laboratory-based surveillance? Reflections from a panel at the African Society of Laboratory Medicine December 2014 Cape Town meeting. Patrick Nguku, Fausta Mosha, Elizabeth Prentice, Tura Galgalo, Adebola Olayinka, Peter Nsubuga Pan African Medical Journal 20, 451, 30/04/2015.

• Emergence of endemic serogroup W135 meningococcal disease associated with high mortality in South Africa. von Gottberg A,du Plessis M, Cohen C, Prentice E, Schrag S, de Gouveia L, Coulson G, de Jong G Klugman K for the Group for Enteric, Respiratory and Meningeal Disease Surveillance in South Africa (GERMS-SA). Clinical Infectious Diseases.2008;46(2):377-86.

• Increased prevalence of severe malaria in HIV-infected adults in South Africa. Cohen C, Karstaedt A, Frean J, Thomas J, Govender N, Prentice E, Dini L, Galpin J, Crewe-Brown H. Clinical Infectious Diseases.2005;41:1631-7.