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Research Article

A Comparative Study of the Spatial Distribution of Schistosomiasis in Mali in 1984–1989 and 2004–2006

  • Archie C. A. Clements mail,

    a.clements@uq.edu.au

    Affiliations: School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia, Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Queensland, Australia

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  • Elisa Bosqué-Oliva,

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

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  • Moussa Sacko,

    Affiliation: Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique, Bamako, Mali

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  • Aly Landouré,

    Affiliation: Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique, Bamako, Mali

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  • Robert Dembélé,

    Affiliation: Programme National de Lutte Contre la Schistosomiase, Ministère de la Santé, Bamako, Mali

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  • Mamadou Traoré,

    Affiliation: Département d'Enseignement et de Recherche en Santé Publique, Faculté de Médecine de Pharmacie et d'Odonto-Stomatologie, Université de Bamako, Bamako, Mali

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  • Godefroy Coulibaly,

    Affiliation: Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique, Bamako, Mali

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  • Albis F. Gabrielli,

    Affiliation: Preventive Chemotherapy and Transmission Control, Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Alan Fenwick,

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

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  • Simon Brooker

    Affiliations: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Published: May 05, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000431

About the Authors

Archie C. A. Clements
School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia
Archie C. A. Clements
Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Queensland, Australia
Elisa Bosqué-Oliva, Alan Fenwick
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Moussa Sacko, Aly Landouré, Godefroy Coulibaly
Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique, Bamako, Mali
Robert Dembélé
Programme National de Lutte Contre la Schistosomiase, Ministère de la Santé, Bamako, Mali
Mamadou Traoré
Département d'Enseignement et de Recherche en Santé Publique, Faculté de Médecine de Pharmacie et d'Odonto-Stomatologie, Université de Bamako, Bamako, Mali
Albis F. Gabrielli
Preventive Chemotherapy and Transmission Control, Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Simon Brooker
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Simon Brooker
Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

Corresponding Author

Email: a.clements@uq.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ACAC. Analyzed the data: ACAC. Wrote the paper: ACAC. Coordinated the surveys and organised data entry: EBO AFG. Provided detailed comments on the draft: EBO MS AL RD MT GC AFG AF SB. Managed field survey teams: MS AL RD GC. Provided leadership for the national control programme: MT AF. Involved in the 1984–1989 surveys: MT. Collated the 1984–1989 data and provided guidance and direction on the statistical analysis: SB.