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Targeted Screening Strategies to Detect Trypanosoma cruzi Infection in Children

  • Michael Z. Levy mail,

    mzlevy@gmail.com

    Affiliations: Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, Program in Population Biology, Ecology, and Evolution, Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, Asociación Benéfica Proyectos en Informática, Salud, Medicina y Agricultura, Lima, Perú

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  • Vivian Kawai,

    Affiliation: Asociación Benéfica Proyectos en Informática, Salud, Medicina y Agricultura, Lima, Perú

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  • Natalie M. Bowman,

    Affiliation: Asociación Benéfica Proyectos en Informática, Salud, Medicina y Agricultura, Lima, Perú

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  • Lance A. Waller,

    Affiliation: Program in Population Biology, Ecology, and Evolution, Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Lilia Cabrera,

    Affiliation: Asociación Benéfica Proyectos en Informática, Salud, Medicina y Agricultura, Lima, Perú

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  • Viviana V. Pinedo-Cancino,

    Affiliation: Asociación Benéfica Proyectos en Informática, Salud, Medicina y Agricultura, Lima, Perú

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  • Amy E. Seitz,

    Affiliation: Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Frank J. Steurer,

    Affiliation: Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Juan G. Cornejo del Carpio,

    Affiliation: Dirección Regional del Ministerio de Salud, Arequipa, Perú

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  • Eleazar Cordova-Benzaquen,

    Affiliation: Asociación Benéfica Proyectos en Informática, Salud, Medicina y Agricultura, Lima, Perú

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  • James H. Maguire,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Robert H. Gilman,

    Affiliations: Asociación Benéfica Proyectos en Informática, Salud, Medicina y Agricultura, Lima, Perú, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Caryn Bern

    Affiliation: Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: December 26, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000103

About the Authors

Michael Z. Levy, Amy E. Seitz, Frank J. Steurer, Caryn Bern
Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Michael Z. Levy, Lance A. Waller
Program in Population Biology, Ecology, and Evolution, Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Michael Z. Levy, Vivian Kawai, Natalie M. Bowman, Lilia Cabrera, Viviana V. Pinedo-Cancino, Eleazar Cordova-Benzaquen, Robert H. Gilman
Asociación Benéfica Proyectos en Informática, Salud, Medicina y Agricultura, Lima, Perú
Juan G. Cornejo del Carpio
Dirección Regional del Ministerio de Salud, Arequipa, Perú
James H. Maguire
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Robert H. Gilman
Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mzlevy@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RG VK LW ML NB EC CB JC. Performed the experiments: VK ML NB LC VP EC AS FS. Analyzed the data: LW ML. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RG EC CB JC. Wrote the paper: JM LW ML NB CB.