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Importance of Coverage and Endemicity on the Return of Infectious Trachoma after a Single Mass Antibiotic Distribution

  • Takele Lakew,

    Affiliation: Orbis International, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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  • Wondu Alemayehu,

    Affiliation: Orbis International, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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  • Muluken Melese,

    Affiliation: Orbis International, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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  • Elizabeth Yi,

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

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  • Jenafir I. House,

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

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  • Kevin C. Hong,

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

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  • Zhaoxia Zhou,

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

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  • Kathryn J. Ray,

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

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  • Travis C. Porco,

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

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  • Bruce D. Gaynor,

    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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  • Thomas M. Lietman,

    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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  • Jeremy D. Keenan mail

    jeremy.keenan@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

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  • Published: August 25, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000507

About the Authors

Takele Lakew, Wondu Alemayehu, Muluken Melese
Orbis International, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Elizabeth Yi, Jenafir I. House, Kevin C. Hong, Zhaoxia Zhou, Kathryn J. Ray, Travis C. Porco, Bruce D. Gaynor, Thomas M. Lietman, Jeremy D. Keenan
F. I. Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Bruce D. Gaynor, Thomas M. Lietman, Jeremy D. Keenan
Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Thomas M. Lietman
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

Corresponding Author

Email: jeremy.keenan@ucsf.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TML. Performed the experiments: TL WA MM EY JIH KCH BDG TML. Analyzed the data: ZZ KJR TCP TML JDK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ZZ. Wrote the paper: TML JDK.