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Rosina C (Tammi) Krecek

Research Professor of Global One Health

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Department: VTPB

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Research Interests

Parasitic diseases, Infectious diseases, Zoonoses, Business management, Translation of research into education materials, Diagnostics, Novel parasitic interventions, International public health, Novel educational methodologies.

Research

Innovative and sustainable intervention strategies for zoonotic parasitic and infectious diseases with One Health impact on humans, animals and environment in developing communities; Interventions and sustainable management of zoonotic parasitic and infectious diseases, with the use of novel methodologies and comparative genomics to identify vulnerabilities in the life cycles of animal, human and agricultural pests and develop novel pest control technologies; Developing One Health work force research and capacity with a focus on societal needs (e.g., zoonotic parasitic and infectious diseases, translation of research into educational materials, community development, etc.)

Activities

Texas A&M University Interim Assistant Dean of One Health; Building strategic multidisciplinary diverse partnerships with international, regional and national organizations in One Health research, training and outreach programs.

Education

  • MBA Business Administration, Gordon Institute of Business Science 2003
  • Management Advancement Program Certificate Management , University of the Witwatersrand 1999
  • PhD Zoology, University of Pretoria 1984
  • MS Zoology, East Texas State University 1975
  • BS Animal Science, University of Florida 1972

Credentials

  • Visiting Professor, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Member, Texas A&M Center for Food Safety, TAMU, College Station, Texas
  • European Veterinary Parasitology College
  • South African Veterinary Association (Honorary Member)

Scholarly Interests

• One Health education, research and outreach with a focus on zoonotic parasitic and infectious diseases • Forging strategic partnerships with international and regional organizations in One Health research and training programs • Development of sustainable interventions emphasizing transmission and risk factors • Leading multidisciplinary teams that identify and implement sustainable solutions for prevention and management of diseases in developing communities

Publications

Seroprevelance of Five Parasitic Pathogens in Pregnant Women in Ten Caribbean Countries
Fengguang Guo, Martin S. Forde, Stephen R. Werre, Rosina C. Krecek and Guan Zhu
Parasitology Research. 2016 116:347-358.
Preparing society to create the world we need through ‘One Health’ education
Lueddeke, G.R., Kaufmann, G.E. Kahn, L.H., Krecek, R.C., Willingham, A.L., Stroud, C.M., Lindenmayer, J.M, Kaplan, B., Conti, L.A., Monath, T.P. and Woodall, J.
South Eastern European Journal of Public Health. 2016 6(1).
A mosquito survey of the twin-island Caribbean nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, 2010
Mohammed, Hamish, Evanson, Jessica, Revan, Floyd, Lee, Elise, Krecek, Rosina Claudia and Smith, Joshua.
Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 2015 31(4):360-363.
Texas A&M University New Roads Into One Health
Rosina C. Krecek, Michael Chaddock, Merrideth Holub, Ruth L. Bush, Seth J. Sullivan, Eleanor M. Green
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2015 246(7):727-730.
Seroprevalence of seven zoonotic pathogens in pregnant women from the Caribbean.
Wood, H. Drebot, M.A., Loftis, A., Lee, E., Robertson, L., Dimitrova, K., Makowski, K., Dillon, L., Dewailly, E., Morrison, K. and Krecek, R.C.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 91(3):642-644.
Parasitological Procedures, Skills, and Areas of Knowledge Used by Small-Animal Practitioners in North America.
Mauldin Pereira M, Snowden K, Little SE, Krecek RC
J Vet Med Educ. 2014 41(4):323-330.
Assessing the burden of Taenia solium cysticercosis and echinococcosis.
H Carabin, P R Torgerson, C Budke, L D Cowan, T Nash, A L Willingham, R C Krecek, L M Michael, P M Schantz, P Dorny, R Rodríguez-Hidalgo, W Benitez-Ortiz, S Geerts, D Geyson, J Ron-Román, F Proaño-Pérez, M A Chávez-Larrea, M Barrionuevo-Samaniego, M Celi-Erazo, L Vizcaíno-Ordóñez, J Brandt, D J Jenkins, M W Lightowlers, D D Heath, C Eddi, K De Balogh, J Lubroth, W Amanfu, A Speedy, D Battaglia
Veterinary parasitology. 2014 125(1-2):183-202.
Assessment of a novel method for teaching veterinary parasitology.
Pereira MM, Yvorchuk-St Jean KE, Wallace CE, Krecek RC
J Vet Med Educ. 2014 41(2):132-137.
Studies on ultrastructure and cultivation of microorganisms associated with zebra nematodes.
R C Krecek, H J Els, S C de Wet, M M Henton
Microbial ecology. 2013 23(1):87-95.
Ultrastructure of filamentous microorganisms associated with zebra cyathostomes.
H J Els, R C Krecek
Microbial ecology. 2013 19(2):187-98.
Parasitosis of Metabronema sp. (Nematoda: Cystidicolidae) in Caribbean porcupinefish, Diodon hystrix (L.).
E Soto, L Bogdanovic, R C Krecek, J A Jovonovich, M Arauz, R M Overstreet
Journal of fish diseases. 2013 36(12):1031-4.
Diversity and distribution of Blastocystis sp. subtypes in non-human primates.
Alfellani MA, Jacob AS, Perea NO, Krecek RC, Taner-Mulla D, Verweij JJ, Levecke B, Tannich E, Clark CG, Stensvold CR
Parasitology. 2013 140(8):966-971.
Phylogeography and demographic history of Amblyomma variegatum (Fabricius) (Acari: Ixodidae), the tropical bont tick.
Beati L, Patel J, Lucas-Williams H, Adakal H, Kanduma EG, Tembo-Mwase E, Krecek R, Mertins JW, Alfred JT, Kelly S, Kelly P
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2012 12(6):514-525.
Risk factors of porcine cysticercosis in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
Krecek RC, Mohammed H, Michael LM, Schantz PM, Ntanjana L, Morey L, Werre SR, Willingham AL 3rd
PLoS One. 2012 7(5):e37718.
Origin and history to date of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP) African Foundation.
R C Krecek, B L Penzhorn, D T de Waal, R J Peter, R Prichard, D Sumption
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association. 2011 82(1):6-7.
Parasites of stray cats (Felis domesticus L., 1758) on St. Kitts, West Indies.
R C Krecek, L Moura, H Lucas, P Kelly
Veterinary parasitology. 2010 172(1-2):147-9.
Efficacy of an in-feed formulation containing ivermectin for the control of intestinal strongyles in captive zebras (Equus burchelli (Gray, 1824)).
Riccardo P Lia, Donato Traversa, Piero Laricchiuta, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Romina Paradies, Michel Alvinerie, Rosina C Krecek, Domenico Otranto
Veterinary parasitology. 2010 169(1-2):133-7.
Accuracy of serological testing for the diagnosis of prevalent neurocysticercosis in outpatients with epilepsy, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
Foyaca-Sibat H, Cowan LD, Carabin H, Targonska I, Anwary MA, Serrano-Ocaña G, Krecek RC, Willingham AL 3rd
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2009 3(12):e562.
Isolation and characterization of viable Toxoplasma gondii isolates revealed possible high frequency of mixed infection in feral cats ( Felis domesticus) from St Kitts, West Indies.
J P Dubey, L Moura, D Majumdar, N Sundar, G V Velmurugan, O C H Kwok, P Kelly, R C Krecek, C Su
Parasitology. 2009 136(6):589-94.
Radiography for the diagnosis of spirocercosis in apparently healthy dogs, St. Kitts, West Indies.
M M Fisher, J P Morgan, R C Krecek, P J Kelly
Veterinary parasitology. 2009 160(3-4):337-9.
Relative economic benefits of tactical anthelmintic treatment and urea-molasses block supplementation of Boer goats raised under extensive grazing conditions at Onderstepoort, Pretoria, South Africa.
A F Vatta, R C Krecek, R A Pearson, M F Smith, M O Stenson, E F Van Wijk, L J S Harrison
The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research. 2008 75(3):237-47.
Treatment of esophageal spirocercosis with milbemycin oxime.
P J Kelly, M Fisher, H Lucas, R C Krecek
Veterinary parasitology. 2008 156(3-4):358-60.
Histopathology and morphology of the tissue stages of Haemoproteus columbae causing mortality in Columbiformes.
R A Earle, S S Bastianello, G F Bennett, R C Krecek
Avian pathology : journal of the W.V.P.A. 2008 22(1):67-80.
Prevalence of Taenia solium cysticercosis in swine from a community-based study in 21 villages of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
R C Krecek, L M Michael, P M Schantz, L Ntanjana, M F Smith, P Dorny, L J S Harrison, F Grimm, N Praet, A L Willingham
Veterinary parasitology. 2008 154(1-2):38-47.
Benefits of urea-molasses block supplementation and symptomatic and tactical anthelmintic treatments of communally grazed indigenous goats in the Bulwer area, Kwazulu-Natal Province, South Africa.
A F Vatta, J F de Villiers, S A Gumede, R C Krecek, N P Mapeyi, R A Pearson, M F Smith, M O Stenson, L J S Harrison
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association. 2007 78(2):81-9.
Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in cats from St. Kitts, West Indies.
L Moura, P Kelly, R C Krecek, J P Dubey
The Journal of parasitology. 2007 93(4):952-3.
Helminths in sympatric populations of mountain reedbuck (Redunca fulvorufula) and gray rhebok (Pelea capreolus) in South Africa.
W A Taylor, J Boomker, R C Krecek, J D Skinner, R Watermeyer
The Journal of parasitology. 2006 91(4):863-70.
Survey of nematophagous fungi in South Africa.
D T Durand, H M Boshoff, L M Michael, R C Krecek
The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research. 2005 72(2):185-7.
Third meeting of the Cysticercosis Working Group in Eastern and Southern Africa takes place in Maputo.
R C Krecek
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association. 2005 76(1):2-3.
A comparison of the intestinal helminth communities of Equidae in Southern Africa.
Matthee S, Krecek RC, McGeoch MA
J Parasitol. 2004 90(6):1263-1273.
Donkey: hero or villain of the parasite world? Past, present and future.
Lord Soulsby, A F Trawford, J B Matthews, A S de Aluja, Ph Dorchies, F Gebreab, L J Pangui, R C Krecek
Veterinary parasitology. 2004 125(1-2):43-58.
A redescription of Cylicocyclus adersi Boulenger, 1920 (Nematoda: Strongyloidea: Cyathostominae) parasitic in equids.
Vitaliy A Kharchenko, J Ralph Lichtenfels, Patricia A Pilitt, Rosina C Krecek
Systematic parasitology. 2004 59(2):127-34.
A redescription of Cylicocyclus adersi Boulenger, 1920 (Nematoda: Strongyloidea: Cyathostominae) parasitic in equids.
Kharchenko VA, Lichtenfels JR, Pilitt PA, Krecek RC
Syst Parasitol. 2004 59(2):127-134.
An analysis of opinions from veterinarians in South Africa regarding business management skills.
R C Krecek, P Tobin
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association. 2004 75(1):24-9.
The current status of neurocysticercosis in Eastern and Southern Africa.
N A Mafojane, C C Appleton, R C Krecek, L M Michael, A L Willingham
Acta tropica. 2003 87(1):25-33.
The emergence of Taenia solium cysticercosis in Eastern and Southern Africa as a serious agricultural problem and public health risk.
Isaac K Phiri, Helena Ngowi, Sonia Afonso, Elizabeth Matenga, Mathias Boa, Samson Mukaratirwa, Samuel Githigia, Margaret Saimo, Chummy Sikasunge, Ndichu Maingi, George W Lubega, Ayub Kassuku, Lynne Michael, Seter Siziya, Rosina C Krecek, Emilia Noormahomed, Manuela Vilhena, Pierre Dorny, A Lee Willingham
Acta tropica. 2003 87(1):13-23.
The emergence of Taenia solium cysticercosis in Eastern and Southern Africa as a serious agricultural problem and public health risk.
Phiri IK, Ngowi H, Afonso S, Matenga E, Boa M, Mukaratirwa S, Githigia S, Saimo M, Sikasunge C, Maingi N, Lubega GW, Kassuku A, Michael L, Siziya S, Krecek RC, Noormahomed E, Vilhena M, Dorny P, Willingham AL 3rd
Acta Trop. 2003 87(1):13-23.
Raising livestock in resource-poor communities of the North West Province of South Africa--a participatory rural appraisal study.
J K Getchell, A F Vatta, P W Motswatswe, R C Krecek, R Moerane, A N Pell, T W Tucker, S Leshomo
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association. 2003 73(4):177-84.
Amphistome infection of goats farmed under resource-poor conditions in South Africa.
A F Vatta, R C Krecek
The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research. 2003 69(4):327-9.
Haemonchus spp. in sheep farmed under resource-poor conditions in South Africa--effect on haematocrit, conjunctival mucous membrane colour and body condition.
A F Vatta, R C Krecek, M J van der Linde, P W Motswatswe, R J Grimbeek, E F van Wijk, J W Hansen
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association. 2003 73(3):119-23.
Can we slow the development of anthelmintic resistance? An electronic debate.
Jan A van Wyk, Gerald C Coles, R C Tammi Krecek
Trends in parasitology. 2002 18(8):336-7.
Effect of nematode burden as assessed by means of faecal egg counts on body condition in goats farmed under resource-poor conditions in South Africa.
A F Vatta, R C Krecek, B A Letty, M J van der Linde, P W Motswatswe, J W Hansen
Veterinary parasitology. 2002 108(3):247-54.
Veterinary needs of dogs in two resource-limited communities in the Gauteng and North West provinces of South Africa.
W N Minnaar, R C Krecek
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association. 2002 72(4):209-13.
Recommended terminology and advances in the systematics of the Cyathostominea (Nematoda: Strongyloidea) of horses.
J R Lichtenfels, L M Gibbons, R C Krecek
Veterinary parasitology. 2002 107(4):337-42.
Helminths in dogs from a peri-urban resource-limited community in Free State Province, South Africa.
W N Minnaar, R C Krecek, L J Fourie
Veterinary parasitology. 2002 107(4):343-9.
Impact of management interventions on helminth levels, and body and blood measurements in working donkeys in South Africa.
S Matthee, R C Krecek, S A Milne, M Boshoff, A J Guthrie
Veterinary parasitology. 2002 107(1-2):103-13.
Cylicocyclus asini n. sp. (Nematoda: Cyathostominae) from donkeys Equus asinus in South Africa.
Matthee S, Krecek RC, Gibbons LM
Syst Parasitol. 2002 51(1):29-35.
World association for the advancement of veterinary parasitology (WAAVP): second edition of guidelines for evaluating the efficacy of equine anthelmintics.
J L Duncan, E M Abbott, J H Arundel, M Eysker, T R Klei, R C Krecek, E T Lyons, C Reinemeyer, J O D Slocombe,
Veterinary parasitology. 2001 103(1-2):1-18.
Incidence of Haemonchus spp. and effect on haematocrit and eye colour in goats farmed under resource-poor conditions in South Africa.
A F Vatta, R C Krecek, B A Letty, M J van der Linde, R J Grimbeek, J F de Villiers, P W Motswatswe, G S Molebiemang, H M Boshoff, J W Hansen
Veterinary parasitology. 2001 103(1-2):119-31.
Cylicocyclus asini n. sp. (Nematoda: Cyathostominae) from donkeys Equus asinus in South Africa.
Sonja Matthee, Rosina C Krecek, Lynda M Gibbons
Systematic parasitology. 2001 51(1):29-35.
Helminths in dogs belonging to people in a resource-limited urban community in Gauteng, South Africa.
W N Minnaar, R C Krecek
The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research. 2001 68(2):111-7.
Socioeconomic, health and management aspects of working donkeys in Moretele 1, North West Province, South Africa.
D Wells, R C Krecek
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association. 2001 72(1):37-43.
Testing for clinical anaemia caused by Haemonchus spp. in goats farmed under resource-poor conditions in South Africa using an eye colour chart developed for sheep.
A F Vatta, B A Letty, M J van der Linde, E F van Wijk, J W Hansen, R C Krecek
Veterinary parasitology. 2001 99(1):1-14.
Animal husbandry in Moretele 1 of North-West Province: implications for veterinary training and research.
S S Letsoalo, R C Krecek, C A Botha, X Ngetu
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association. 2000 71(2):92-6.
Helminth parasites of dogs from two resource-limited communities in South Africa.
W N Minnaar, R C Krecek, J I Rajput
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association. 2000 70(2):92-4.
Prevalence and biodiversity of helminth parasites in donkeys from South Africa.
S Matthee, R C Krecek, S A Milne
The Journal of parasitology. 2000 86(4):756-62.
Workshops propose national programme for veterinary helminthology for South Africa.
A F Vatta, R C Krecek, A du Plessis, A R Havemann, J S van der Merwe
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association. 2000 71(1):2-5.
Workshop discusses priorities in veterinary helminthology for South Africa.
R C Krecek, A F Vatta, A du Plessis
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association. 2000 70(3):104-6.
Alternative approaches to control of cyathostomes: an African perspective.
R C Krecek, A J Guthrie
Veterinary parasitology. 1999 85(2-3):151-60; discussion 160-2, 215-25.
Helminth levels of working donkeys kept under different management systems in the Moretele 1 district of the North-West Province, South Africa.
D Wells, R C Krecek, M Wells, A J Guthrie, J C Lourens
Veterinary parasitology. 1998 77(2-3):163-77.
Effect of density and weight of load on the energy cost of carrying loads by donkeys and ponies.
R A Pearson, J T Dijkman, R C Krecek, P Wright
Tropical animal health and production. 1998 30(1):67-78.
Helminths and arthropods of black and white rhinoceroses in southern Africa.
S E Knapp, R C Krecek, I G Horak, B L Penzhorn
Journal of wildlife diseases. 1998 33(3):492-502.
A redescription of Cylicocyclus triramosus (Nematoda: Strongyloidea): a parasite of the zebra, Equus burchelli antiquorum.
V A Kharchenko, G M Dvojnos, R C Krecek, J R Lichtenfels
The Journal of parasitology. 1997 83(5):922-6.
Strongylus asini (Nematoda, Strongyloidea): genetic relationships with other Strongylus species determined by ribosomal DNA.
G C Hung, D E Jacobs, R C Krecek, R B Gasser, N B Chilton
International journal for parasitology. 1997 26(12):1407-11.
Veterinary parasitology in South Africa: some highlights of the past 100 years.
B L Penzhorn, R C Krecek
Veterinary parasitology. 1997 71(2-3):69-76.
Microclimatic effect on vertical migration of Haemonchus contortus and Haemonchus placei third-stage larvae on irrigated Kikuyu pasture.
R C Krecek, R Hartman, H T Groeneveld, A Thorne
The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research. 1996 62(2):117-22.
Socio-economic aspects of animal diseases in southern Africa: research priorities in veterinary science.
R C Krecek, S T Cornelius, C M McCrindle
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association. 1996 66(3):115-20.
Animal traction in South Africa: research priorities in veterinary science.
R C Krecek, P H Starkey, A B Joubert
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association. 1995 65(4):150-3.
A comparison between the effects of conventional and selective antiparasitic treatments on nematode parasites of horses from two management schemes.
R C Krecek, A J Guthrie, L C Van Nieuwenhuizen, L M Booth
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association. 1995 65(3):97-100.
Gastro-intestinal parasites of the Samango monkey, Cercopithecus mitis, in Natal, South Africa.
C C Appleton, R C Krecek, A Verster, M R Bruorton, M J Lawes
Journal of medical primatology. 1994 23(1):52-5.
Helminth parasites of Cape mountain zebras from Cape Providence, South Africa.
R C Krecek, R K Reinecke, N J Kriek, I G Horak, F S Malan
Journal of wildlife diseases. 1994 30(2):277-80.
Effects of time, from collection to processing, on the recovery of Haemonchus contortus third-stage larvae from herbage.
A E Fine, R Hartman, R C Krecek, H T Groeneveld
Veterinary parasitology. 1994 51(1-2):77-83.
Pollen grains of grasses in horse faecal analysis.
R C Krecek, L C van Nieuwenhuizen, A Guthrie, P J Robbertse
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association. 1993 64(2):59.
Arthropod parasites of springbok, gemsbok, kudus, giraffes and Burchell's and Hartmann's zebras in the Etosha and Hardap Nature Reserves, Namibia.
I G Horak, M Anthonissen, R C Krecek, J Boomker
The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research. 1993 59(4):253-7.
A preliminary study of the effect of microclimate on third-stage larvae of Haemonchus contortus and Haemonchus placei on irrigated pasture.
R C Krecek, H T Groeneveld, J I Maritz
International journal for parasitology. 1992 22(6):747-52.
Effects of time of day, season and stratum on Haemonchus contortus and Haemonchus placei third-stage larvae on irrigated pasture.
R C Krecek, H T Groeneveld, J A van Wyk
Veterinary parasitology. 1992 40(1-2):87-98.
Effects of microclimatic variables on the availability and movement of third-stage larvae of Ostertagia ostertagi on herbage.
R C Krecek, K D Murrell, L W Douglass
The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research. 1990 57(2):133-5.
Internal parasites of giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis) from Etosha National Park, Namibia.
R C Krecek, J Boomker, B L Penzhorn, L Scheepers
Journal of wildlife diseases. 1990 26(3):395-7.
Internal parasites of horses on mixed grassveld and bushveld in Transvaal, Republic of South Africa.
R C Krecek, R K Reinecke, I G Horak
Veterinary parasitology. 1990 34(1-2):135-43.
Characterization of the microbial community colonizing the anal and vulvar pores of helminths from the hindgut of zebras.
R I Mackie, R C Krecek, H J Els, J P van Niekerk, L M Kirschner, A A Baecker
Applied and environmental microbiology. 1989 55(5):1178-86.
A comparison of fixatives suitable for scanning electron microscopy of Habronema spp.
R C Krecek, J P Van Niekerk, H J Els
The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research. 1988 55(1):63-5.
Nematode parasites from Burchell's zebras in South Africa.
R C Krecek, F S Malan, R K Reinecke, V de Vos
Journal of wildlife diseases. 1987 23(3):404-11.
Studies on the parasites of zebras. V. Nematodes of the Burchell's and Hartmann's mountain zebras from the Etosha National Park, South West Africa/Namibia.
R C Krecek, R K Reinecke, F S Malan
The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research. 1987 54(1):71-8.


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