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Research Article

Contrasting Spatial Distribution and Risk Factors for Past Infection with Scrub Typhus and Murine Typhus in Vientiane City, Lao PDR

  • Julie Vallée mail,

    valleej@yahoo.fr

    Affiliations: Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, UMR190, Marseille, France, Université Paris Ouest La Défense, Laboratoire Espace, Santé et Territoire, Nanterre, France

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  • Thaksinaporn Thaojaikong,

    Affiliation: Wellcome Trust-Mahosot Hospital-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Collaboration, Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane, Lao PDR

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  • Catrin E. Moore,

    Affiliations: Wellcome Trust-Mahosot Hospital-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Collaboration, Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane, Lao PDR, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Rattanaphone Phetsouvanh,

    Affiliations: Wellcome Trust-Mahosot Hospital-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Collaboration, Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane, Lao PDR, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Allen L. Richards,

    Affiliation: Rickettsial Diseases Research Program, Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Marc Souris,

    Affiliations: Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, UMR190, Marseille, France, Faculty of Science, Center of Excellence for Vectors and Vector Borne Diseases, Mahidol University, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems Field of Study (RS&GIS FoS), Asian Institute of Technology, Pathumthani, Thailand

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  • Florence Fournet,

    Affiliation: Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, UMR190, Marseille, France

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  • Gérard Salem,

    Affiliation: Université Paris Ouest La Défense, Laboratoire Espace, Santé et Territoire, Nanterre, France

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  • Jean-Paul J. Gonzalez,

    Affiliations: Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, UMR190, Marseille, France, Centre International de Recherches Médicales de Franceville (CIRMF), Libreville, Gabon

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  • Paul N. Newton

    Affiliations: Wellcome Trust-Mahosot Hospital-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Collaboration, Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane, Lao PDR, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Published: December 07, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000909

About the Authors

Julie Vallée, Marc Souris, Florence Fournet, Jean-Paul J. Gonzalez
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, UMR190, Marseille, France
Julie Vallée, Gérard Salem
Université Paris Ouest La Défense, Laboratoire Espace, Santé et Territoire, Nanterre, France
Thaksinaporn Thaojaikong, Catrin E. Moore, Rattanaphone Phetsouvanh, Paul N. Newton
Wellcome Trust-Mahosot Hospital-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Collaboration, Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Catrin E. Moore, Rattanaphone Phetsouvanh, Paul N. Newton
Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom
Allen L. Richards
Rickettsial Diseases Research Program, Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America
Marc Souris
Faculty of Science, Center of Excellence for Vectors and Vector Borne Diseases, Mahidol University, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
Marc Souris
Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems Field of Study (RS&GIS FoS), Asian Institute of Technology, Pathumthani, Thailand
Jean-Paul J. Gonzalez
Centre International de Recherches Médicales de Franceville (CIRMF), Libreville, Gabon

Corresponding Author

Email: valleej@yahoo.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JV TT CEM RP ALR MS FF GS JPJG PNN. Performed the experiments: TT CEM RP ALR. Analyzed the data: JV PNN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JV MS FF GS JPJG PNN. Wrote the paper: JV PNN.