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Research Article

Rapid Identification of Paragonimiasis Foci by Lay Informants in Lao People's Democratic Republic

  • Peter Odermatt mail,

    peter.odermatt@unibas.ch

    Affiliations: Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland, Institut de la Francophonie pour la médicine tropicale, Vientiane, Laos

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  • Duong Veasna,

    Affiliations: Institut de la Francophonie pour la médicine tropicale, Vientiane, Laos, Institut Pasteur du Cambodge, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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  • Wei Zhang,

    Affiliation: Institut de la Francophonie pour la médicine tropicale, Vientiane, Laos

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  • Nanthasane Vannavong,

    Affiliation: Institut de la Francophonie pour la médicine tropicale, Vientiane, Laos

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  • Souraxay Phrommala,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Public Health, Vientiane, Lao PDR

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  • Shigehisa Habe,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, Japan

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  • Hubert Barennes,

    Affiliation: Institut de la Francophonie pour la médicine tropicale, Vientiane, Laos

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  • Michel Strobel

    Affiliation: Institut de la Francophonie pour la médicine tropicale, Vientiane, Laos

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  • Published: September 22, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000521

About the Authors

Peter Odermatt
Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Peter Odermatt, Duong Veasna, Wei Zhang, Nanthasane Vannavong, Hubert Barennes, Michel Strobel
Institut de la Francophonie pour la médicine tropicale, Vientiane, Laos
Duong Veasna
Institut Pasteur du Cambodge, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Souraxay Phrommala
National Institute of Public Health, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Shigehisa Habe
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: peter.odermatt@unibas.ch

Competing Interests

We have no competing interest to declare.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PO DV WZ NV HB MS. Performed the experiments: DV WZ NV SP SH HB. Analyzed the data: PO HB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PO DV WZ NV SP SH MS. Wrote the paper: PO HB.