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Research Article

Multi-host Model-Based Identification of Armillifer agkistrodontis (Pentastomida), a New Zoonotic Parasite from China

  • Shao-Hong Chen,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Disease, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, WHO Collaborating Center of Malaria, Schistosomiasis and Filariasis, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Qin Liu,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Disease, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, WHO Collaborating Center of Malaria, Schistosomiasis and Filariasis, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Yong-Nian Zhang,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Disease, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, WHO Collaborating Center of Malaria, Schistosomiasis and Filariasis, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Jia-Xu Chen,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Disease, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, WHO Collaborating Center of Malaria, Schistosomiasis and Filariasis, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Hao Li,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Disease, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, WHO Collaborating Center of Malaria, Schistosomiasis and Filariasis, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Ying Chen,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Disease, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, WHO Collaborating Center of Malaria, Schistosomiasis and Filariasis, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Peter Steinmann,

    Affiliations: National Institute of Parasitic Disease, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, WHO Collaborating Center of Malaria, Schistosomiasis and Filariasis, Shanghai, People's Republic of China, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Xiao-Nong Zhou mail

    ipdzhouxn@sh163.net

    Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Disease, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, WHO Collaborating Center of Malaria, Schistosomiasis and Filariasis, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Published: April 06, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000647

About the Authors

Shao-Hong Chen, Qin Liu, Yong-Nian Zhang, Jia-Xu Chen, Hao Li, Ying Chen, Peter Steinmann, Xiao-Nong Zhou
National Institute of Parasitic Disease, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, WHO Collaborating Center of Malaria, Schistosomiasis and Filariasis, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Peter Steinmann
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: ipdzhouxn@sh163.net

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SHC QL YNZ JXC HL XNZ. Performed the experiments: SHC QL YNZ JXC HL. Analyzed the data: SHC QL YC PS XNZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SHC QL JXC HL YC PS XNZ. Wrote the paper: SHC QL YC PS XNZ.