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Research Article

Lymphatic Filariasis Control in Tanzania: Effect of Repeated Mass Drug Administration with Ivermectin and Albendazole on Infection and Transmission

  • Paul E. Simonsen mail,

    pesi@life.ku.dk.

    Affiliation: DBL – Centre for Health Research and Development, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Denmark

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  • Erling M. Pedersen,

    Affiliation: DBL – Centre for Health Research and Development, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Denmark

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  • Rwehumbiza T. Rwegoshora †,

    † Deceased.

    Affiliation: Amani Medical Research Centre, National Institute for Medical Research, Muheza, Tanzania

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  • Mwelecele N. Malecela,

    Affiliation: National Institute for Medical Research, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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  • Yahya A. Derua,

    Affiliation: Amani Medical Research Centre, National Institute for Medical Research, Muheza, Tanzania

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  • Stephen M. Magesa

    Affiliation: Amani Medical Research Centre, National Institute for Medical Research, Muheza, Tanzania

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  • Published: June 01, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000696

About the Authors

Paul E. Simonsen, Erling M. Pedersen
DBL – Centre for Health Research and Development, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Denmark
Rwehumbiza T. Rwegoshora, Yahya A. Derua, Stephen M. Magesa
Amani Medical Research Centre, National Institute for Medical Research, Muheza, Tanzania
Mwelecele N. Malecela
National Institute for Medical Research, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Corresponding Author

Email: pesi@life.ku.dk.

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PES EMP RTR MNM SMM. Performed the experiments: PES EMP RTR YAD SMM. Analyzed the data: PES EMP SMM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PES EMP SMM. Wrote the paper: PES EMP MNM YAD SMM.