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Research Article

Successful Interruption of Transmission of Onchocerca volvulus in the Escuintla-Guatemala Focus, Guatemala

  • Rodrigo J. Gonzalez,

    Affiliation: Centro de Estudios en Salud, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala

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  • Nancy Cruz-Ortiz,

    Affiliation: Centro de Estudios en Salud, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala

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  • Nidia Rizzo,

    Affiliation: Centro de Estudios en Salud, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala

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  • Jane Richards,

    Affiliation: Centro de Estudios en Salud, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala

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  • Guillermo Zea-Flores,

    Affiliation: Onchocerciasis Elimination Program for the Americas (OEPA), Guatemala City, Guatemala

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  • Alfredo Domínguez,

    Affiliation: Onchocerciasis Elimination Program for the Americas (OEPA), Guatemala City, Guatemala

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  • Mauricio Sauerbrey,

    Affiliation: Onchocerciasis Elimination Program for the Americas (OEPA), Guatemala City, Guatemala

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  • Eduardo Catú,

    Affiliation: Ministerio de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social, Guatemala City, Guatemala

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  • Orlando Oliva,

    Affiliation: Onchocerciasis Elimination Program for the Americas (OEPA), Guatemala City, Guatemala

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  • Frank O. Richards Jr,

    Affiliation: Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Kim A. Lindblade mail

    kil2@cdc.gov

    Affiliation: Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: March 31, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000404

About the Authors

Rodrigo J. Gonzalez, Nancy Cruz-Ortiz, Nidia Rizzo, Jane Richards
Centro de Estudios en Salud, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Guillermo Zea-Flores, Alfredo Domínguez, Mauricio Sauerbrey, Orlando Oliva
Onchocerciasis Elimination Program for the Americas (OEPA), Guatemala City, Guatemala
Eduardo Catú
Ministerio de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Frank O. Richards Jr
Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Kim A. Lindblade
Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: kil2@cdc.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FOR KAL. Performed the experiments: RJG KAL. Analyzed the data: RJG KAL. Wrote the paper: RJG KAL. Supervised data collection: RJG NC-O JR. Performed laboratory testing: NC-O. Assisted in design of the survey: NR JR. Supervised laboratory testing: NR. Evaluaton design, data collection, and publication of results: GZ-F AD MS EC. Ophthalmologic evaluations: OO. Evaluation design and publication of results: FOR. Principal investigator, evaluation design, data collection, publication of results: KAL.