Alex Salam is a Specialist Registrar in Infectious Disease and General Internal Medicine. He has conducted field medical research in Antartica, at high-altitude and during parabolic flight. He was a Clinical Advisor at the Save the Children Kerry Town Ebola treatment centre (ETC) and subsequently Medical Director at the GOAL Port Loko ETC during the West African Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. Alex is the clinicial reasearcher on the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST), and is part of the core deployable team.


Selected publications

Rojek AM, Salam A, Ragotte RJ, Liddiard E, Elhussain A, Carlqvist A, Butler M, Kayem N, Castle L, Odondi L, Stepniewska K, Horby PW. A systematic review and meta-analysis of patient data from the west Africa (2013-16) Ebola virus disease epidemic. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2019 Jul 5. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2019.06.032. Read abstract | Read more.

Sigfrid L, Moore C, Salam A, Maayan N, Hamel C, Garritty C, Lutje V, Buckley B, Soares-Weiser K, Marshall R, Clarke M, Horby P. A rapid research needs appraisal methodology to identify evidence gaps to inform clinical research priorities in response to outbreaks—results from the Lassa fever pilot. BMC Medicine. 2019 June 11, 17:107. doi:10.1186/s12916-019-1338-1. Read more.

Battista MC, Loignon C, Benhadj L, Nouvet E, Murthy S, Fowler R, Adhikari NKJ, Haj-Moustafa A, Salam AP, Chan AK, Mishra S, Couturier F, Hudon C, Horby P, Bedell R, Rekart M, Hajek J, Lamontagne F. Priorities, barriers, and facilitators towards international guidelines for the delivery of supportive clinical care curing an Ebola outbreak: a cross-sectional survey. Viruses. 2019 Feb. doi: 10.3390/v11020194. Read more.

Salam AP, Horby PW. Isolation of viable Zika virus from spermatozoa. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2018 Feb. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30020-3Read more.

Salam AP, Horby PW. The Breadth of Viruses in Human Semen. Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Nov;23(11):1922-1924. doi: 10.3201/eid2311.171049. Read abstract | Read more.

Salam AP, Rojek A, Dunning J, Horby PW. Clinical Trials of Therapeutics for the Prevention of Congenital Zika Virus Disease: Challenges and Potential Solutions. Ann Intern Med. 2017 May 16;166(10):725-732. doi: 10.7326/M16-2530. Epub 2017 Mar 21. Read abstract | Read more.