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Research Article

Epidemiology and Clinical Features of Patients with Visceral Leishmaniasis Treated by an MSF Clinic in Bakool Region, Somalia, 2004–2006

  • Marie-Eve Raguenaud mail,

    eve_raguenaud@hotmail.com

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, Medical Department, Brussels, Belgium

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  • Anna Jansson,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, Somalia Mission, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Veerle Vanlerberghe,

    Affiliation: Epidemiology and Disease Control Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Geert Van der Auwera,

    Affiliation: Parasitology Department, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Stijn Deborggraeve,

    Affiliation: Parasitology Department, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Jean-Claude Dujardin,

    Affiliation: Parasitology Department, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Giannos Orfanos,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, Somalia Mission, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Tony Reid,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, Medical Department, Brussels, Belgium

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  • Marleen Boelaert

    Affiliation: Epidemiology and Disease Control Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Published: October 31, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000085

About the Authors

Marie-Eve Raguenaud, Tony Reid
Médecins Sans Frontières, Medical Department, Brussels, Belgium
Anna Jansson, Giannos Orfanos
Médecins Sans Frontières, Somalia Mission, Nairobi, Kenya
Veerle Vanlerberghe, Marleen Boelaert
Epidemiology and Disease Control Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
Geert Van der Auwera, Stijn Deborggraeve, Jean-Claude Dujardin
Parasitology Department, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Corresponding Author

Email: eve_raguenaud@hotmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MR AJ VV. Performed the experiments: AJ GVdA SD JD GO. Analyzed the data: MB MR VV GO TR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: Gv SD JD. Wrote the paper: MR GVdA SD JD. Other: Revised the article: AJ VV TR MB AJ Conducted diagnosis and species identification: GVdA SD JD.