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Research Article

Prevalence and Risk Factors of Lassa Seropositivity in Inhabitants of the Forest Region of Guinea: A Cross-Sectional Study

  • Solen Kernéis mail,

    solen.kerneis@cch.aphp.com

    Affiliation: Epicentre, Paris, France

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  • Lamine Koivogui,

    Affiliation: Surveillance and Research Project on Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (Lassa, Ebola and Yellow Fever) in West Africa, Conakry, Guinea

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  • N'Faly Magassouba,

    Affiliation: Surveillance and Research Project on Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (Lassa, Ebola and Yellow Fever) in West Africa, Conakry, Guinea

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  • Kekoura Koulemou,

    Affiliation: Surveillance and Research Project on Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (Lassa, Ebola and Yellow Fever) in West Africa, Conakry, Guinea

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  • Rosamund Lewis,

    Affiliation: Epicentre, Paris, France

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  • Aristide Aplogan,

    Affiliation: Epicentre, Paris, France

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  • Rebecca F. Grais,

    Affiliation: Epicentre, Paris, France

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  • Philippe J. Guerin,

    Affiliation: Epicentre, Paris, France

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  • Elisabeth Fichet-Calvet

    Affiliation: Evolutionary Biology group, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Published: November 17, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000548

About the Authors

Solen Kernéis, Rosamund Lewis, Aristide Aplogan, Rebecca F. Grais, Philippe J. Guerin
Epicentre, Paris, France
Lamine Koivogui, N'Faly Magassouba, Kekoura Koulemou
Surveillance and Research Project on Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (Lassa, Ebola and Yellow Fever) in West Africa, Conakry, Guinea
Elisabeth Fichet-Calvet
Evolutionary Biology group, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Corresponding Author

Email: solen.kerneis@cch.aphp.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LK NM KK RL AA RFG PJG EFC. Performed the experiments: LK NM KK RL AA EFC. Analyzed the data: SK RFG PJG EFC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SK LK NM KK. Wrote the paper: SK LK NM KK RL AA RFG PJG EFC.