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Research Article

The Costs of Preventing and Treating Chagas Disease in Colombia

  • Marianela Castillo-Riquelme mail,

    marianelacastillo@hotmail.com

    Affiliation: Health Economic and Financing Programme, Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

    Current address: Health Economic Unit, Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Felipe Guhl,

    Affiliation: Centro de Investigaciones en Microbiología y Parasitología Tropical (CIMPAT), Facultad de Ciencias, Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

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  • Brenda Turriago,

    Affiliation: Centro de Investigaciones en Microbiología y Parasitología Tropical (CIMPAT), Facultad de Ciencias, Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

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  • Nestor Pinto,

    Affiliation: Centro de Investigaciones en Microbiología y Parasitología Tropical (CIMPAT), Facultad de Ciencias, Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

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  • Fernando Rosas,

    Affiliation: Electrophysiology, Fundación Clínica Shaio, Bogotá, Colombia

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  • Mónica Flórez Martínez,

    Affiliation: Centro de Investigaciones en Enfermedades Tropicales-CINTROP, Universidad Industrial de Santander-UIS, Guatiguará, Piedecuesta, Santander, Colombia

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  • Julia Fox-Rushby,

    Affiliation: Health Economics Research Group, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, United Kingdom

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  • Clive Davies,

    Affiliation: Disease Control and Vector Biology Unit, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum

    Affiliation: Disease Control and Vector Biology Unit, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: November 18, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000336

About the Authors

Marianela Castillo-Riquelme
Health Economic and Financing Programme, Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Felipe Guhl, Brenda Turriago, Nestor Pinto
Centro de Investigaciones en Microbiología y Parasitología Tropical (CIMPAT), Facultad de Ciencias, Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
Fernando Rosas
Electrophysiology, Fundación Clínica Shaio, Bogotá, Colombia
Mónica Flórez Martínez
Centro de Investigaciones en Enfermedades Tropicales-CINTROP, Universidad Industrial de Santander-UIS, Guatiguará, Piedecuesta, Santander, Colombia
Julia Fox-Rushby
Health Economics Research Group, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Clive Davies, Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum
Disease Control and Vector Biology Unit, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: marianelacastillo@hotmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MCCR FG NP JFR CD DCL. Performed the experiments: BT NP FR MFM. Analyzed the data: MCCR BT NP FR MFM JFR CD DCL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MCCR FG BT NP FR MFM JFR CD. Wrote the paper: MCCR FG BT JFR CD DCL.