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Serological Studies of Neurologic Helminthic Infections in Rural Areas of Southwest Cameroon: Toxocariasis, Cysticercosis and Paragonimiasis

  • Agathe Nkouawa,

    Affiliations: Department of Parasitology, Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan, Medical Research Center, Institute of Medical Research and Medicinal Plants Studies (IMPM), Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Yasuhito Sako,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan

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  • Sonoyo Itoh,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan

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  • Alida Kouojip-Mabou,

    Affiliation: Cité des Palmiers Health District, Douala, Cameroon

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  • Christ Nadège Nganou,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology and Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Yasuaki Saijo,

    Affiliation: Division of Community Medicine and Epidemiology, Department of Health Science, Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan

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  • Jenny Knapp,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan

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  • Hiroshi Yamasaki,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Minoru Nakao,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan

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  • Kazuhiro Nakaya,

    Affiliation: Animal Laboratory for Medical Research, Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan

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  • Roger Moyou-Somo,

    Affiliations: Medical Research Center, Institute of Medical Research and Medicinal Plants Studies (IMPM), Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation, Yaoundé, Cameroon, Department of Parasitology and Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Akira Ito mail

    akiraito@asahikawa-med.ac.jp

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan

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  • Published: July 06, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000732

About the Authors

Agathe Nkouawa, Yasuhito Sako, Sonoyo Itoh, Jenny Knapp, Minoru Nakao, Akira Ito
Department of Parasitology, Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan
Agathe Nkouawa, Roger Moyou-Somo
Medical Research Center, Institute of Medical Research and Medicinal Plants Studies (IMPM), Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Alida Kouojip-Mabou
Cité des Palmiers Health District, Douala, Cameroon
Christ Nadège Nganou, Roger Moyou-Somo
Department of Parasitology and Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Yasuaki Saijo
Division of Community Medicine and Epidemiology, Department of Health Science, Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan
Hiroshi Yamasaki
Department of Parasitology, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
Kazuhiro Nakaya
Animal Laboratory for Medical Research, Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: akiraito@asahikawa-med.ac.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RMS AI. Performed the experiments: AN YS SI. Analyzed the data: AN YS YS JK AI. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YS SI AKM CNN HY MN KN RMS AI. Wrote the paper: AN YS AI.