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Research Article

Active Trachoma and Ocular Chlamydia trachomatis Infection in Two Gambian Regions: On Course for Elimination by 2020?

  • Emma M. Harding-Esch,

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

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  • Tansy Edwards,

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

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  • Ansumana Sillah,

    Affiliation: National Eye Care Programme, Ministry of Health, Banjul, The Gambia

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  • Isatou Sarr,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Council Laboratories, Fajara, Banjul, The Gambia

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  • Chrissy H. Roberts,

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

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  • Paul Snell,

    Affiliations: Medical Research Council Laboratories, Fajara, Banjul, The Gambia, ALSPAC, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Esther Aryee,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Council Laboratories, Fajara, Banjul, The Gambia

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  • Sandra Molina,

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

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  • Martin J. Holland,

    Affiliations: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Medical Research Council Laboratories, Fajara, Banjul, The Gambia

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  • David C. W. Mabey,

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

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  • Robin L. Bailey mail

    robin.bailey@lshtm.ac.uk

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

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  • Published: December 22, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000573

About the Authors

Emma M. Harding-Esch, Tansy Edwards, Chrissy H. Roberts, Sandra Molina, Martin J. Holland, David C. W. Mabey, Robin L. Bailey
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Ansumana Sillah
National Eye Care Programme, Ministry of Health, Banjul, The Gambia
Isatou Sarr, Paul Snell, Esther Aryee, Martin J. Holland
Medical Research Council Laboratories, Fajara, Banjul, The Gambia
Paul Snell
ALSPAC, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: robin.bailey@lshtm.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EMHE AS CHR MJH DCM RLB. Performed the experiments: EMHE AS IS EA SM RLB. Analyzed the data: EMHE TE CHR RLB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AS PS MJH DCM RLB. Wrote the paper: EMHE TE AS IS CHR PS EA SM MJH DCM RLB. Database design, management, and data entry: EMHE PS.