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Paul Newton is an infectious disease doctor and Director of the Lao-Oxford-Mahosot-Wellcome Trust Research Unit (LOMWRU), Microbiology Laboratory, Mahosot Hospital in Vientiane, Laos, within the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Health Network, core funded by the Wellcome Trust. He is also head of the Medicine Quality Scientific Group of the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory. After a DPhil in field zoology research he read clinical medicine and qualified in 1989 and MRCP in 1992 and DTM&H in 1996. He was lecturer to Professor Sir Nicholas White 1996-2001 in Mahidol University, Bangkok, and moved to Laos in 2002.

His main research interests are on the epidemiology and detection of substandard and falsified medical products and on the diversify of fevers, especially rickettsial pathogens, in rural Asia and their epidemiology and how they can be diagnosed and managed.

Professor of Tropical Medicine & Honorary Consultant Physician
University of Oxford
Churchill Hospital
Centre for Tropical Medicine & Global Health

Honorary Professor of Tropical Medicine
National University of Laos


Honorary Professor, Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine



1996 Oxford University Medical School: ‘Teacher of the month’ General Medicine
1990 British Council award to visit Department of Zoology, Jodhpur
1988 Sasakawa Fund & Royal Society awards
1985-1991 Royal Society Travel Grants for zoological fieldwork in India
1984-1988 British Diabetic Association: Hermon Whittaker Memorial Bursary
1984-1987 Foulkes Foundation: Fellowship to read medicine
1978 University of East Anglia: First Prize, Biology Finals
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  1. Nguyen VH, Russell FM, Dance DA, Vilivong K, Phommachan S, Syladeth C, Lai J, Lim R, Morpeth M, Mayxay M, Newton PN, De Lamballerie X, Dubot-Pérès A. Nasal or throat sampling is adequate for the detection of the human respiratory syncytial virus in children with acute respiratory infections. J Med Virol. 2019 May 03. PMID: 31050005.
     
  2. Tabernero P, Swamidoss I, Mayxay M, Khanthavong M, Phonlavong C, Vilayhong C, Yeuchaixiong S, Sichanh C, Sengaloundeth S, Green MD, Newton PN. A random survey of the prevalence of falsified and substandard antibiotics in the Lao PDR. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2019 May 02. PMID: 31049576.
     
  3. Boss J, Dance DAB, Chanthongthip A, Newton PN, Wuthiekanun V, Robinson MT. Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Leptospira spp. in the Lao People's Democratic Republic Using Disk Diffusion. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 May; 100(5):1073-1078. PMID: 30887950.
     
  4. Dubot-Pérès A, Mayxay M, Phetsouvanh R, Lee SJ, Rattanavong S, Vongsouvath M, Davong V, Chansamouth V, Phommasone K, Moore C, Dittrich S, Lattana O, Sirisouk J, Phoumin P, Panyanivong P, Sengduangphachanh A, Sibounheuang B, Chanthongthip A, Simmalavong M, Sengdatka D, Seubsanith A, Keoluangkot V, Phimmasone P, Sisout K, Detleuxay K, Luangxay K, Phouangsouvanh I, Craig SB, Tulsiani SM, Burns MA, Dance DAB, Blacksell SD, de Lamballerie X, Newton PN. Management of Central Nervous System Infections, Vientiane, Laos, 2003-2011. Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 May; 25(5):898-910. PMID: 31002063.
     
  5. Adhikari B, Phommasone K, Pongvongsa T, Koummarasy P, Soundala X, Henriques G, Sirithiranont P, Parker DM, von Seidlein L, White NJ, Day NPJ, Dondorp AM, Newton PN, Cheah PY, Pell C, Mayxay M. Treatment-seeking behaviour for febrile illnesses and its implications for malaria control and elimination in Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR (Laos): a mixed method study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Apr 24; 19(1):252. PMID: 31018855.
     
  6. Blacksell SD, Robinson MT, Newton PN, Day NPJ. Laboratory-acquired Scrub Typhus and Murine Typhus Infections: The Argument for a Risk-based Approach to Biosafety Requirements for Orientia tsutsugamushi and Rickettsia typhi Laboratory Activities. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Apr 08; 68(8):1413-1419. PMID: 30107504; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciy675;.
     
  7. Pastorino B, Sengvilaipaseuth O, Chanthongthip A, Vongsouvath M, Souksakhone C, Mayxay M, Thirion L, Newton PN, de Lamballerie X, Dubot-Pérès A. Low Zika Virus Seroprevalence in Vientiane, Laos, 2003-2015. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 Mar; 100(3):639-642. PMID: 30693859.
     
  8. Newton PN, Keolouangkhot V, Lee SJ, Choumlivong K, Sisouphone S, Choumlivong K, Vongsouvath M, Mayxay M, Chansamouth V, Davong V, Phommasone K, Sirisouk J, Blacksell SD, Nawtaisong P, Moore CE, Castonguay-Vanier J, Dittrich S, Rattanavong S, Chang K, Darasavath C, Rattanavong O, Paris DH, Phetsouvanh R. A Prospective, Open-label, Randomized Trial of Doxycycline Versus Azithromycin for the Treatment of Uncomplicated Murine Typhus. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Feb 15; 68(5):738-747. PMID: 30020447; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciy563;.
     
  9. von Seidlein L, Peto TJ, Landier J, Nguyen TN, Tripura R, Phommasone K, Pongvongsa T, Lwin KM, Keereecharoen L, Kajeechiwa L, Thwin MM, Parker DM, Wiladphaingern J, Nosten S, Proux S, Corbel V, Tuong-Vy N, Phuc-Nhi TL, Son DH, Huong-Thu PN, Tuyen NTK, Tien NT, Dong LT, Hue DV, Quang HH, Nguon C, Davoeung C, Rekol H, Adhikari B, Henriques G, Phongmany P, Suangkanarat P, Jeeyapant A, Vihokhern B, van der Pluijm RW, Lubell Y, White LJ, Aguas R, Promnarate C, Sirithiranont P, Malleret B, Rénia L, Onsjö C, Chan XH, Chalk J, Miotto O, Patumrat K, Chotivanich K, Hanboonkunupakarn B, Jittmala P, Kaehler N, Cheah PY, Pell C, Dhorda M, Imwong M, Snounou G, Mukaka M, Peerawaranun P, Lee SJ, Simpson JA, Pukrittayakamee S, Singhasivanon P, Grobusch MP, Cobelens F, Smithuis F, Newton PN, Thwaites GE, Day NPJ, Mayxay M, Hien TT, Nosten FH, Dondorp AM, White NJ. The impact of targeted malaria elimination with mass drug administrations on falciparum malaria in Southeast Asia: A cluster randomised trial. PLoS Med. 2019 Feb; 16(2):e1002745. PMID: 30768615.
     
  10. Bharucha T, Sengvilaipaseuth O, Seephonelee M, Vongsouvath M, Vongsouvath M, Rattanavong S, Piorkowski G, Lecuit M, Gorman C, Pommier JD, Garson JA, Newton PN, de Lamballerie X, Dubot-Pérès A. Viral RNA Degradation Makes Urine a Challenging Specimen for Detection of Japanese Encephalitis Virus in Patients With Suspected CNS Infection. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Mar; 6(3):ofz048. PMID: 30882014.
     
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Bar chart showing 271 publications over 19 distinct years, with a maximum of 33 publications in 2015

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201217
201313
201419
201533
201623
201716
201822
201913
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