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Research Article

A Tractable Experimental Model for Study of Human and Animal Scabies

  • Kate Mounsey,

    Affiliations: Queensland Institute of Medical Research and Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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  • Mei-Fong Ho,

    Affiliation: Queensland Institute of Medical Research and Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • Andrew Kelly,

    Affiliation: Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, Centre for Advanced Animal Science, University of Queensland, Gatton, Queensland, Australia

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  • Charlene Willis,

    Affiliations: Queensland Institute of Medical Research and Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Griffith Medical Research College, a joint program of Griffith University and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, QIMR, Herston, Queensland, Australia

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  • Cielo Pasay,

    Affiliation: Queensland Institute of Medical Research and Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • David J. Kemp,

    Affiliation: Queensland Institute of Medical Research and Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • James S. McCarthy,

    Affiliation: Queensland Institute of Medical Research and Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • Katja Fischer mail

    Katja.Fischer@qimr.edu.au

    Affiliation: Queensland Institute of Medical Research and Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • Published: July 20, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000756

About the Authors

Kate Mounsey, Mei-Fong Ho, Charlene Willis, Cielo Pasay, David J. Kemp, James S. McCarthy, Katja Fischer
Queensland Institute of Medical Research and Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Kate Mounsey
Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Andrew Kelly
Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, Centre for Advanced Animal Science, University of Queensland, Gatton, Queensland, Australia
Charlene Willis
Griffith Medical Research College, a joint program of Griffith University and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, QIMR, Herston, Queensland, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: Katja.Fischer@qimr.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AK DJK JSM KF. Performed the experiments: MFH AK CW CP KF. Analyzed the data: KM KF. Wrote the paper: KM KF.