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Research Article

Bayesian Spatio-Temporal Modeling of Schistosoma japonicum Prevalence Data in the Absence of a Diagnostic ‘Gold’ Standard

  • Xian-Hong Wang,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Xiao-Nong Zhou mail,

    ipdzhouxn@sh163.net

    Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Penelope Vounatsou,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Zhao Chen,

    Affiliation: Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Beijing, People's Republic of China

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  • Jürg Utzinger,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Kun Yang,

    Affiliations: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China, Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Wuxi, People's Republic of China

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  • Peter Steinmann,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Xiao-Hua Wu

    Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Published: June 11, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000250

About the Authors

Xian-Hong Wang, Xiao-Nong Zhou, Kun Yang, Xiao-Hua Wu
National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Penelope Vounatsou, Jürg Utzinger, Peter Steinmann
Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Zhao Chen
Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Beijing, People's Republic of China
Kun Yang
Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Wuxi, People's Republic of China

Corresponding Author

Email: ipdzhouxn@sh163.net

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: X. Wang, X. Zhou, Z. Chen, J. Utzinger. Performed the experiments: X. Wang, X. Zhou, Z. Chen, K. Yang, X. Wu. Analyzed the data: X. Wang, X. Zhou, P. Vounatsou, J. Utzinger, K. Yang, X. Wu. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: X. Wang, X. Zhou, P. Vounatsou, J. Utzinger, K. Yang, P. Steinmann, X. Wu. Wrote the paper: X. Wang, X. Zhou, J. Utzinger, P. Steinmann.