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Research Article

Filariasis in Travelers Presenting to the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network

  • Ettie M. Lipner,

    Affiliation: Office of Global Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Melissa A. Law,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Elizabeth Barnett,

    Affiliation: Division of Travel and International Health, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jay S. Keystone,

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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  • Frank von Sonnenburg,

    Affiliation: Department of Tropical and Infectious Diseases, University of Munich, Munich, Germany

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  • Louis Loutan,

    Affiliation: Travel and Migration Medicine Unit, Department of Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • D. Rebecca Prevots,

    Affiliation: Office of Global Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Amy D. Klion,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Thomas B. Nutman mail,

    tnutman@niaid.nih.gov

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • for the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network
  • Published: December 26, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000088

About the Authors

Ettie M. Lipner, D. Rebecca Prevots
Office of Global Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Melissa A. Law, Amy D. Klion, Thomas B. Nutman
Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Elizabeth Barnett
Division of Travel and International Health, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Jay S. Keystone
Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Frank von Sonnenburg
Department of Tropical and Infectious Diseases, University of Munich, Munich, Germany
Louis Loutan
Travel and Migration Medicine Unit, Department of Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: tnutman@niaid.nih.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TN LL FvS. Analyzed the data: TN LL EB JK EL ML FvS DP AK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LL EB JK EL ML FvS DP. Wrote the paper: TN LL EB JK EL ML FvS DP AK.