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Research Article

Recent Food Shortage Is Associated with Leprosy Disease in Bangladesh: A Case-Control Study

  • Sabiena G. Feenstra mail,

    sgfeenstra@yahoo.com

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Quamrun Nahar,

    Affiliation: Health Systems and Infectious Diseases Division, ICDDR, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • David Pahan,

    Affiliation: Rural Health Program Nilphamari, The Leprosy Mission Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Linda Oskam,

    Affiliation: KIT Biomedical Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Jan Hendrik Richardus

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Published: May 10, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001029

About the Authors

Sabiena G. Feenstra, Jan Hendrik Richardus
Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Quamrun Nahar
Health Systems and Infectious Diseases Division, ICDDR, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh
David Pahan
Rural Health Program Nilphamari, The Leprosy Mission Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Linda Oskam
KIT Biomedical Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: sgfeenstra@yahoo.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SGF QN LO JHR. Performed the experiments: SGF DP. Analyzed the data: SGF JHR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SGF QN DP JHR. Wrote the paper: SGF QN DP LO JHR. Involved in the design of the study: SGF QN DP LO JHR. Implementation of the study in the field: SGF DP.