Augustino Alfred Chengula has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals in the field of virology and other fields of veterinary medicine and allied sciences as shown below. His main interest is in the field of viruses affecting animals and humans focusing on viral epidemics.


A. Publications in the field of Virology

  1. Tsaxra, J.B., Gallardo, R.A., Abolnik, C., Chengula, A.A., Msoffe, P.L.M., Muhairwa, A.P., Phiri, T., Mushi, J.R., Chouicha, N., Mollel, E.L., Zhou, H., Kelly, T.R., Al Salihi, K., 2024. Spatiotemporal Patterns and Risk Factors for Newcastle Disease Virus among Chickens in a Tanzania Live Bird Market. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases 2024, 1-9. FULL TEXT
  2. Makoga, F., Geda, G., Mark, J.P., Peter, E., Chengula, A., 2023. Assessment of Community Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) Towards Lumpy Skin Disease. East African Journal of Science, Technology and Innovation 5 (1). FULL TEXT
  3. Tsaxra J.B., Abolnik C., Kelly T.R., Chengula A.A., Mushi J.R., Msoffe P.L.M. Muhairwa A.P., Phiri T., Jude R., Chouicha N., Mollel E.L., Zhou H., Gallardo R.A., 2023. Molecular characterization of Newcastle disease virus obtained from Mawenzi live bird market in Morogoro, Tanzania in 2020–2021. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology. FULL TEXT
  4. Issae A, Katakweba AA, Kicheleri R, Chengula A, Kasanga C. (2023). Metagenomics screening of viruses in Arusha, north Tanzania: a one health perspective across wild rodents, domestic dogs and humans. Journal of Ideas in Health [Internet].  FULL TEXT
  5. Issae, A. R., Katakweba, A. A. S., Kicheleri, R. P., Chengula, A. A., and  Kasanga, C. J. (2023). Knowledge, attitudes and practices on rift valley fever among pastoral and agropastoral communities of Ngorongoro in the rift valley ecosystem, Tanzania, conducted in 2021/2022. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 17(8), e0011560. FULL TEXT
  6. Amoia, C.F., Hakizimana, J.N., Duggal, N.K., Chengula, A.A., Rohaim, M.A., Munir, M., Weger-Lucarelli, J., Misinzo, G. (2023). Genetic Diversity of Newcastle Disease Virus Involved in the 2021 Outbreaks in Backyard Poultry Farms in Tanzania. Veterinary Sciences, 10, 477. FULL TEXT
  7. Chengula, A.A., Mugimba, K.K., Tal, S., Levi, R.T., Dubey, S., Mutoloki, S., Dishon, A., David, L., Evensen, Ø., Munang’andu, H.M. (2022). Efficiency, sensitivity and specificity of a quantitative real-time PCR assay for tilapia lake virus (TiLV). Journal of Virological Methods, 114567. FULL TEXT
  8. Ngingo, B.L., Mboera, L.E.G., Chengula, A., Machelle, I., Makange, M.R., Msolla, M., Mwanyika, G.O., Rugarabamu, S., Misinzo, G. (2022). Aedes aegypti abundance, larval indices, and risk for dengue virus transmission in Kinondoni district, Tanzania. Med. Health, 50 (1), 1–8. FULL TEXT
  9. Chengula AA, Mutoloki S, Evensen Ø, Munang’andu HM. (2019). Tilapia lake virus does not hemagglutinate Avian and Piscine erythrocytes and NH4Cl does not inhibit viral replication in vitro. Viruses, 11(12). FULL TEXT
  10. Msomi, A.; Kandusi, S., Ndusilo, N., Mathis, M., Kasanga, C. J., Chengula, A.A. (2018). Molecular characterization of infectious bursal disease virus detected in Morogoro, Tanzania. Tanzania Veterinary Journal 35 (1): 29-35. FULL TEXT
  11. Mugimba, K.K., Chengula, A.A., Wamala, S., Mwega, E.D., Kasanga, C.J., Byarugaba, D.K., Mdegela, R.H., Tal, S., Bornstein, B., Dishon, A., Mutoloki, S., David, L., Evensen, O., Munang’andu, H.M. (2018). Detection of tilapia lake virus (TiLV) infection by PCR in farmed and wild Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) from Lake Victoria. Journal of fish diseases, 41 (8): 1181-1189. FULL TEXT
  12. Chengula A.A., Kasanga, C.J., Mdegela R.H., Sallu, R., Yongolo, M. (2014). Molecular detection of Rift Valley fever virus in serum samples from selected areas of Tanzania. Journal of Tropical Animal Health and Production, 46:629–634. FULL TEXT
  13. Chengula, A.A, Mdegela, R.H, Kasanga, C.J. (2013). Socio-economic impact of Rift Valley fever to pastoralists and agro-pastoralists in Arusha, Manyara, and Morogoro regions in Tanzania. SpringerPlus 2:549. FULL TEXT


B. Publications in the field of Microbiology

  1. Ngingo, B.L., Mchome, Z.S., Bwana, V.M., Chengula, A., Mwanyika, G., Mremi, I., Sindato, C., Mboera, L.E.G., 2023. Socioecological systems analysis of potential factors for cholera outbreaks and assessment of health system’s readiness to detect and respond in Ilemela and Nkasi districts, Tanzania. BMC Health Serv Res 23. FULL TEXT
  2. Issae, A. R., Katakweba, A. S., Kicheleri, R. P., Chengula, A. A., van Zwetselaar, M., & Kasanga, C. J. (2023). Exploring Pathogenic and Zoonotic Bacteria from Wild Rodents, Dogs, and Humans of the Ngorongoro District in Tanzania Using Metagenomics Next-Generation Sequencing. Zoonotic Diseases, 3(3), 226-242. FULL TEXT
  3. Mwega, E., Chengula, A., Colquhoun, D., Mutoloki, S., Mdegela, R., Evensen, Ø., & Wasteson, Y. (2020). Antimicrobial susceptibility of Flavobacteriaceae isolates from Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in Tanzania. African Journal of Microbiology Research, 14(1), 42-50. FULL TEXT
  4. Chengula A, Lucas BK, Mzula A (2015). Assessing the awareness, knowledge, attitude, and practice of the community towards solid waste disposal and identifying the threats and extent of bacteria in the solid waste disposal sites in Morogoro Municipality in Tanzania. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare, 5:54–66. FULL TEXT
  5. Chengula A, Lushino A, Mbise J, Mzula A, Mafie E, Mwega E, Makundi I, Peter E (2014). Determination of bacterial load and antibiotic susceptibility testing of bacteria isolated from students’ toilets at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania. Journal of Health, Medicine and Nursing, 5:1–11. FULL TEXT

C. Publications in other fields of Veterinary Medicine and Allied Sciences

  1. Mdetele DP, Kagembe Q, Thomson J, Komba E, Seth M, Chengula A, Lipende E, Compton J, and Beckmann KM (2024). A simple, collaborative prioritization process for wildlife-associated zoonotic diseases in northern Tanzania, Int. J. One Health, 10(1): 91–99. FULL TEXT
  2. Issae, A., Chengula., A, Kicheleri, R., Kasanga, C., Katakweba A. (2023). Knowledge, attitude and preventive practices toward rodent-borne diseases in Ngorongoro district, Tanzania. Journal of Public Health in Africa. FULL TEXT
  3. Yona, C., Makange, M., Moshiro, E., Chengula, A., Misinzo, G. (2023). Water pollution at Lake Natron Ramsar site in Tanzania: A threat to aquatic life. Ecohydrology and Hydrobiology, 23, 98-108. FULL TEXT
  4. Rukambile EJ, Chengula A, Swai ES, Jongejan F. (2020). Poultry Ecto-, Endo- and Haemoparasites in Tanzania: A Review. Austin Journal of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry 7 (1): 1066. FULL TEXT
  5. Msoffe, G., Chengula, A., Kipanyula, J.M., Mlozi, R.S.M. & Sanga, A.C. (2018) Poultry farmers’ information needs and extension advice in Kilosa, Tanzania: evidence from mobile-based extension, advisory, and learning system. Library Philosophy and Practice. FULL TEXT
  6. Swai, E.S., Rukambile E.J., Chengula, A.A. & Wilson, R.T (2017). Endo-, ecto-and haemo-parasites of pigs in Tanzania. International Biology Review 1: 1-10. FULL TEXT
  7. Khamesipour F, Doosti A, Koohi A, Chehelgerdi M, Mokhtari-Farsani A, Chengula A. (2015) Determination of the presence of Babesia DNA in blood samples of cattle, camel, and sheep in Iran by PCR. Archives of Biological Sciences, 67 (1):83-90. FULL TEXT
  8. Chengula, A., Mdegela, R.H, Kasanga, C.J. (2013). Awareness, knowledge, and practice of pastoralists and agro-pastoralists towards livestock diseases affecting domestic animals in Arusha, Manyara, and Morogoro Regions, Tanzania. Journal of Health, Medicine and Nursing, 1: 13-19. FULL TEXT