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Research Article

Impact of Schistosome Infection on Plasmodium falciparum Malariometric Indices and Immune Correlates in School Age Children in Burma Valley, Zimbabwe

  • Davison T. Sangweme,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Nicholas Midzi,

    Affiliation: Schistosomiasis Section, National Institute of Health Research, Harare, Zimbabwe

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  • Sekesai Zinyowera-Mutapuri,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

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  • Takafira Mduluza,

    Affiliation: Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

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  • Marie Diener-West,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Nirbhay Kumar mail

    nkumar@tulane.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Department of Tropical Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • Published: November 09, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000882

About the Authors

Davison T. Sangweme, Nirbhay Kumar
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Nicholas Midzi
Schistosomiasis Section, National Institute of Health Research, Harare, Zimbabwe
Sekesai Zinyowera-Mutapuri
Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Takafira Mduluza
Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Marie Diener-West
Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Nirbhay Kumar
Department of Tropical Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: nkumar@tulane.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DTS TM NK. Performed the experiments: DTS NM SZM. Analyzed the data: DTS MDW NK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NM TM NK. Wrote the paper: DTS NK.