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Research Article

When Can Antibiotic Treatments for Trachoma Be Discontinued? Graduating Communities in Three African Countries

  • Kathryn J. Ray,

    Affiliation: F.I. Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Thomas M. Lietman mail,

    tom.lietman@ucsf.edu

    Affiliations: F.I. Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Institute for Global Health, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Travis C. Porco,

    Affiliations: F.I. Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Jeremy D. Keenan,

    Affiliations: F.I. Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Robin L. Bailey,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Anthony W. Solomon,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Matthew J. Burton,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Emma Harding-Esch,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Martin J. Holland,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • David Mabey

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: June 16, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000458

About the Authors

Kathryn J. Ray, Thomas M. Lietman, Travis C. Porco, Jeremy D. Keenan
F.I. Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Thomas M. Lietman, Travis C. Porco, Jeremy D. Keenan
Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Thomas M. Lietman, Travis C. Porco
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Thomas M. Lietman
Institute for Global Health, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Robin L. Bailey, Anthony W. Solomon, Matthew J. Burton, Emma Harding-Esch, Martin J. Holland, David Mabey
Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: tom.lietman@ucsf.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TML TCP RLB AWS MJB DM. Performed the experiments: KJR TML. Analyzed the data: KJR TML JDK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KJR TML TCP JDK RLB MJB EHE MJH DM. Wrote the paper: KJR TML TCP JDK AWS DM.