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Research Article

Controlling Schistosomiasis: Significant Decrease of Anaemia Prevalence One Year after a Single Dose of Praziquantel in Nigerien Schoolchildren

  • Zilahatou B. Tohon mail,

    ztohon@cermes.org

    Affiliation: CERMES/Réseau International des Instituts Pasteur, Niamey, Niger

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  • Halima B. Mainassara,

    Affiliation: CERMES/Réseau International des Instituts Pasteur, Niamey, Niger

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  • Amadou Garba,

    Affiliation: Programme National de Lutte contre la Bilharziose et les Géohelminthes, Niamey, Niger

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  • Ali E. Mahamane,

    Affiliation: CERMES/Réseau International des Instituts Pasteur, Niamey, Niger

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  • Elisa Bosqué-Oliva,

    Affiliation: Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

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  • Maman-Laminou Ibrahim,

    Affiliation: CERMES/Réseau International des Instituts Pasteur, Niamey, Niger

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  • Jean-Bernard Duchemin,

    Affiliation: CERMES/Réseau International des Instituts Pasteur, Niamey, Niger

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  • Suzanne Chanteau,

    Affiliations: CERMES/Réseau International des Instituts Pasteur, Niamey, Niger, Institut Pasteur, Nouméa, Nouvelle Calédonie

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  • Pascal Boisier

    Affiliations: CERMES/Réseau International des Instituts Pasteur, Niamey, Niger, Centre Pasteur du Cameroun, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Published: May 28, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000241

About the Authors

Zilahatou B. Tohon, Halima B. Mainassara, Ali E. Mahamane, Maman-Laminou Ibrahim, Jean-Bernard Duchemin, Suzanne Chanteau, Pascal Boisier
CERMES/Réseau International des Instituts Pasteur, Niamey, Niger
Amadou Garba
Programme National de Lutte contre la Bilharziose et les Géohelminthes, Niamey, Niger
Elisa Bosqué-Oliva
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
Suzanne Chanteau
Institut Pasteur, Nouméa, Nouvelle Calédonie
Pascal Boisier
Centre Pasteur du Cameroun, Yaoundé, Cameroon

Corresponding Author

Email: ztohon@cermes.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: ZT. Wrote the paper: ZT. Critically read the manuscript: SC. Contributed to the protocol, treated the population, critically read the manuscript: AG. Monitored field studies, performed all ultrasound examinations: ZT. Participated in field studies, critically read the manuscript: HM AM. West African Programme manager for SCI, critically read the manuscript: EB. Assessment of malarial infection, critical reading of the manuscript: MI JD. Investigator coordinator of the studies, contributed to data analysis and interpretation, critically read the manuscript: PB.