Ambassador

Assèta Kagambega, PhD
Senior Professor
University Joseph KI-ZERBO/Institute of Sciences

Ambassador’s Report

We are investigating Salmonella, Campylobacter, pathogenic E. coli antimicrobial resistance, epidemiology, genomics, evolution, and pathogenicity. Most of this work is focused on determining the molecular epidemiology of resistance genes and foodborne pathogens found from food animals and/or food in Burkina Faso.
We are working in food microbiology, providing food safety education and communication to local food handlers and vendors through workshops.
We are planning to set up a platform on food safety and antimicrobial resistance training and education in Burkina Faso to help reduce food contamination and foodborne diseases. As a GHI Ambassador, my mission is to share GHI publications in local languages, participate in and represent GHI at local conferences, organize sessions and GHI general meetings, give presentations, contribute to GHI materials etc.


Publications

Title: Prevalence of Salmonella enterica and the Hygienic Indicator Escherichia coli in Raw Meat at Markets in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Authors: Assèta KAGAMBEGA, Kaisa HAUKKA, Anja SIITONEN, Alfred S. TRAORÉ, Nicolas BARRO
Publication and Date: Journal of Food protection, 2011
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-11-124

Title: Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli detected by 16-plex PCR in raw meat and beef intestines sold at local markets in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Authors: Assèta Kagambèga, Outi Martikainen Taru Lienemann Anja Siitonen, Alfred S.Traoré, Nicolas Barro, Kaisa Haukka
Publication and Date: International Journal of Food Microbiology, 2012
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2011.10.032

Title: Characterization of Salmonella enterica and Detection of the Virulence Genes Specific to Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli from Poultry Carcasses in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Authors: Assèta Kagambèga, Nicolas Barro, Alfred S.Traoré, Anja Siitonen, Kaisa Haukka
Publication and Date: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, 2012
DOI: https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/fpd.2011.1071

Title: Prevalence of diarrheagenic Escherichia coli virulence genes in the feces of slaughtered cattle, chickens, and pigs in Burkina Faso
Authors: Assèta Kagambèga, Outi Martikainen, Anja Siitonen, Alfred S. Traoré, Nicolas Barro
Publication and Date: MicrobiologyOpen, 2012
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/mbo3.30

Title: Prevalence and characterization of Salmonella enterica from the feces of cattle, poultry, swine and hedgehogs in Burkina Faso and their comparison to human Salmonella isolates
Authors: Assèta Kagambèga, Taru Lienemann, Laura Aulu, Alfred S Traoré, Nicolas Barro, Anja Siitonen, and Kaisa Haukka
Publication and Date: BMC Microbiology, 2013
DOI: https://bmcmicrobiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2180-13-253

Title: Characterization of Shigatoxigenic Escherichia coli Strains from Burkina Faso
Authors: Outi Martikainen, Assèta Kagambèga, Isidore Juste Bonkoungou, Nicolas Barro, Anja Siitonen, and Kaisa Haukka
Publication and Date: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, 2012
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1089/fpd.2012.1228

Title: Whole genome sequencing of multidrugresistant Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium isolated from humans and poultry in Burkina Faso
Authors: Assèta Kagambèga, Taru Lienemann, Jonathan G. Frye, Nicolas Barro, Kaisa Haukka
Publication and Date: Tropical Medicine and Health, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s41182-018-0086-9

Title: Salmonella spp. and Campylobacter spp. in poultry feces and carcasses in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Authors: Assèta Kagambèga, Alexandre Thibodeau, Valentina Trinetta, Daniel K. Soro, Florent N. Sama, Évariste Bako, Caroline S. Bouda, Aïssata Wereme, Philippe Fravalo, Nicolas Barro
Publication and Date: Food science and nutrition, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.725