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Research Article

Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis in Papua New Guinean Children: The Cost of Continuing Inadequate Measles Vaccine Coverage

  • Laurens Manning,

    Affiliation: School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, Fremantle Hospital, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Moses Laman,

    Affiliations: School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, Fremantle Hospital, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea

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  • Henry Edoni,

    Affiliation: Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea

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  • Ivo Mueller,

    Affiliation: Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea

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  • Harin A. Karunajeewa,

    Affiliation: School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, Fremantle Hospital, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia

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  • David Smith,

    Affiliation: School of Biological, Biomolecular and Chemical Sciences, and School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Ilomo Hwaiwhanje,

    Affiliation: Pediatrics Division, Modilon General Hospital, Madang, Papua New Guinea

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  • Peter M. Siba,

    Affiliation: Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea

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  • Timothy M. E. Davis mail

    tdavis@cyllene.uwa.edu.au

    Affiliation: School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, Fremantle Hospital, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Published: January 04, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000932

About the Authors

Laurens Manning, Moses Laman, Harin A. Karunajeewa, Timothy M. E. Davis
School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, Fremantle Hospital, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Moses Laman, Henry Edoni, Ivo Mueller, Peter M. Siba
Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea
David Smith
School of Biological, Biomolecular and Chemical Sciences, and School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia
Ilomo Hwaiwhanje
Pediatrics Division, Modilon General Hospital, Madang, Papua New Guinea

Corresponding Author

Email: tdavis@cyllene.uwa.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LM IM HAK IH PMS TMED. Performed the experiments: LM ML HE. Analyzed the data: LM ML IM DS TMED. Wrote the paper: LM ML IM HAK DS IH PMS TMED.