Dr. (Mrs.) Augustina Angelina Sylverken

Senior Lecturer

Dept: Theoretical and Applied Biology
Office Number 017
Amissah Complex

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Research Areas/Interests

Viral diseases Zoonotic infections Emerging and reemerging Infectious diseases Tuberculosis (Multidrug resistance) Gender issues ...~more


    Burimuah, V., Sylverken, A., Owusu, M., El-Duah, P., Yeboah, R., Lamptey, J., Frimpong, Y.O., Agbenyega, O., Folitse, R., Tasiame, W. and Emikpe, B., 2020. Sero-prevalence, cross-species infection and serological determinants of prevalence of Bovine Coronavirus in Cattle, Sheep and Goats in Ghana. Veterinary Microbiology241, p.108544. org/10.1016/j.vetmic.2019.108544

    El-Duah, P., Sylverken, A., Owusu, M., Yeboah, R., Lamptey, J., Oppong Frimpong, Y., Burimuah, V., Antwi, C., Folitse, R., Agbenyega, O. and Oppong, S., 2019. Potential intermediate hosts for coronavirus transmission: No evidence of Clade 2c coronaviruses in domestic livestock from Ghana. Tropical medicine and infectious disease4(1), p.34. org/10.3390/tropicalmed4010034

    El-Duah, P., Meyer, B., Sylverken, A., Owusu, M., Gottula, L.T., Yeboah, R., Lamptey, J., Frimpong, Y.O., Burimuah, V., Folitse, R. and Agbenyega, O., 2019. Development of a whole-virus ELISA for serological evaluation of domestic livestock as possible hosts of human coronavirus NL63. Viruses11(1), p.43. org/10.3390/v11010043

    Sylverken, A.A., Owusu-Dabo, E., Kwarteng, A., Twumasi-Ankrah, S., Owusu, M., Adu-Amoah, L., Dumevi, R.M., Arthur, R.A., Addofoh, N., Dzata, F. and Bonsu, F., 2019. Use of social media in a national Tuberculosis Drug Resistance Survey: lessons from the first anti-tuberculosis drug resistance survey in Ghana. AAS Open Research2(4), p.4. org/10.12688/aasopenres.12920.2

    Owusu, M., Bonney, J.K., Annan, A.A., Mawuli, G., Okyere, K., Mutocheluh, M., Aryeequaye, J., Adjei, N.K., Afihene, M., Spangenberg, K. and Sylverken, J., 2018. Aetiology of viral hepatitis among jaundiced patients presenting to a tertiary hospital in Ghana. PloS one13(9). org/10.1371/journal.pone.0203699

    Owusu, M., Marfo, K.S., Acheampong, G., Arthur, A., Sarpong, N., Im, J., Mogeni, O.D., Annan, A., Chiang, H.Y., Kuo, C.H. and Park, S.E., 2018. Gonococcal sepsis in a 32-year-old female: a case report. BMC research notes11(1), p.253. org/10.1186/s13104-018-3346-1

     Annan, A.A., Yar, D.D., Owusu, M., Biney, E.A., Forson, P.K., Okyere, P.B., Gyimah, A.A. and Owusu-Dabo, E., 2017. Health care workers indicate ill preparedness for Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in Ashanti Region of Ghana. BMC public health17(1), p.546. org/10.1186/s12889-017-4474-6

    Kwarteng, A., Amuasi, J., Annan, A., Ahuno, S., Opare, D., Nagel, M., Vinnemeier, C., May, J. and Owusu-Dabo, E., 2017. Current meningitis outbreak in Ghana: Historical perspectives and the importance of diagnostics. Acta tropica169, pp.51-56. org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2017.01.014

    Sylverken, A. A., Owusu-Dabo, E., Yar, D.D., Salifu, S.P., Awua-Boateng, N.Y., Amuasi, J.H., Okyere, P.B. and Agyarko-Poku, T., 2016. Bacterial etiology of sexually transmitted infections at a STI clinic in Ghana; use of multiplex real time PCR. Ghana medical journal50(3), pp.142-148. org/10.4314/gmj.v50i3.5

    Annan, A., Ebach, F., Corman, V.M., Krumkamp, R., Adu-Sarkodie, Y., Eis-Hübinger, A.M., Kruppa, T., Simon, A., May, J., Evans, J. and Panning, M., 2016. Similar virus spectra and seasonality in paediatric patients with acute respiratory disease, Ghana and Germany. Clinical Microbiology and Infection22(4), pp.340-346. org/10.1016/j.cmi.2015.11.002

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