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Research Article

Economic Impact of Cystic Echinococcosis in Peru

  • Pedro L. Moro mail,

    pmoro@cdc.gov

    Affiliation: Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Immunization Safety Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Christine M. Budke,

    Affiliation: College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Peter M. Schantz,

    Affiliation: Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Julio Vasquez,

    Affiliation: Portneuf Medical Center and Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, United States of America

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  • Saul J. Santivañez,

    Affiliation: Instituto Peruano de Parasitologia Clinica y Experimental, Lima, Peru

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  • Jaime Villavicencio

    Affiliation: Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agraria, Ministerio de Agricultura, Lima, Peru

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  • Published: May 24, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001179

About the Authors

Pedro L. Moro
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Immunization Safety Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Christine M. Budke
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America
Peter M. Schantz
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Julio Vasquez
Portneuf Medical Center and Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, United States of America
Saul J. Santivañez
Instituto Peruano de Parasitologia Clinica y Experimental, Lima, Peru
Jaime Villavicencio
Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agraria, Ministerio de Agricultura, Lima, Peru

Corresponding Author

Email: pmoro@cdc.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: P. Moro. Performed the experiments: P. Moro, C. Budke, J. Vazquez, J. Villavicencio. Analyzed the data: P. Moro, C. Budke, P. Schantz, J. Vazquez, S. Santivañez, J. Villavicencio. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: C. Budke, J. Vazquez, J. Villavicencio. Wrote the paper: P. Moro, C. Budke, P. Schantz, J. Vazquez, S. Santivañez, J. Villavicencio. Provided some of the databases used in study: J. Vazquez, J. Villavicencio. Provided specialized software and conducted analysis with it: C. Budke.