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Molecular Epidemiology of Cross-Species Giardia duodenalis Transmission in Western Uganda

  • Amanda R. Johnston,

    Affiliation: Center for Zoonoses and Infectious Disease Research and Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Thomas R. Gillespie,

    Affiliation: Department of Environmental Studies and Global Health Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Innocent B. Rwego,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

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  • Traci L. Tranby McLachlan,

    Affiliation: Center for Zoonoses and Infectious Disease Research and Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Angela D. Kent,

    Affiliation: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Tony L. Goldberg mail

    tgoldberg@vetmed.wisc.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Zoology, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, Department of Pathobiological Sciences, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Center for Global Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Published: May 11, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000683

About the Authors

Amanda R. Johnston, Traci L. Tranby McLachlan
Center for Zoonoses and Infectious Disease Research and Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
Thomas R. Gillespie
Department of Environmental Studies and Global Health Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Innocent B. Rwego, Tony L. Goldberg
Department of Zoology, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Angela D. Kent
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
Tony L. Goldberg
Department of Pathobiological Sciences, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Tony L. Goldberg
Center for Global Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: tgoldberg@vetmed.wisc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ARJ TRG IBR TLTM TLG. Performed the experiments: ARJ TLTM ADK TLG. Analyzed the data: ARJ ADK TLG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TLG. Wrote the paper: ARJ TLG.