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Research Article

Factors Associated with Acquisition of Human Infective and Animal Infective Trypanosome Infections in Domestic Livestock in Western Kenya

  • Beatrix von Wissmann,

    Affiliation: Centre for Infectious Diseases, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Noreen Machila,

    Affiliation: Centre for Infectious Diseases, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Kim Picozzi,

    Affiliation: Centre for Infectious Diseases, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Eric M. Fèvre,

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, College of Science and Engineering, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Barend M. deC. Bronsvoort,

    Affiliation: Epidemiology, Economics and Risk Assessment (EERA), The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, The University of Edinburgh, Roslin, United Kingdom

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  • Ian G. Handel,

    Affiliation: Epidemiology, Economics and Risk Assessment (EERA), The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, The University of Edinburgh, Roslin, United Kingdom

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  • Susan C. Welburn mail

    sue.welburn@ed.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Centre for Infectious Diseases, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Published: January 18, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000941

About the Authors

Beatrix von Wissmann, Noreen Machila, Kim Picozzi, Susan C. Welburn
Centre for Infectious Diseases, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Eric M. Fèvre
School of Biological Sciences, College of Science and Engineering, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Barend M. deC. Bronsvoort, Ian G. Handel
Epidemiology, Economics and Risk Assessment (EERA), The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, The University of Edinburgh, Roslin, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: sue.welburn@ed.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BvW NM KP EMF SCW. Performed the experiments: BvW KP SCW. Analyzed the data: BvW NM KP EMF BMdB IGH SCW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SCW. Wrote the paper: BvW NM KP EMF BMdB SCW. Field work: SCW BvW NM KP EMF.