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Research Article

The Impact of Repeated Rounds of Mass Drug Administration with Diethylcarbamazine Plus Albendazole on Bancroftian Filariasis in Papua New Guinea

  • Gary J. Weil mail,

    GWEIL@im.wustl.edu

    Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Will Kastens,

    Affiliation: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Melinda Susapu,

    Affiliation: Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea

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  • Sandra J. Laney,

    Affiliation: Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Steven A. Williams,

    Affiliation: Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Christopher L. King,

    Affiliation: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • James W. Kazura,

    Affiliation: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Moses J. Bockarie

    Affiliations: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America, Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea

    Current address: Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Published: December 09, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000344

About the Authors

Gary J. Weil
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Will Kastens, Christopher L. King, James W. Kazura, Moses J. Bockarie
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
Melinda Susapu, Moses J. Bockarie
Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea
Sandra J. Laney, Steven A. Williams
Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: GWEIL@im.wustl.edu

Competing Interests

The filariasis antigen card test used in this study uses reagents licensed from Barnes-Jewish Hospital, an affilation of Gary J. Weil. All royalties from the sales of this test are donated to the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation, a registered not-for-profit organization. This statement is made in the interest of full disclosure, and not because the authors consider this to be a conflict of interest.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GJW WK SJL SAW CLK JWK MJB. Performed the experiments: GJW WK MS SJL CLK MJB. Analyzed the data: GJW WK MS SJL SAW MJB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GJW SJL SAW. Wrote the paper: GJW WK SJL CLK JWK MJB.