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Research Article

Geostatistical Model-Based Estimates of Schistosomiasis Prevalence among Individuals Aged ≤20 Years in West Africa

  • Nadine Schur,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Eveline Hürlimann,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Amadou Garba,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland, Programme National de Lutte Contre la Bilharziose et les Géohelminthes, Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Lutte Contre les Endémies, Niamey, Niger

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  • Mamadou S. Traoré,

    Affiliation: Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique, Ministère de la Santé, Bamako, Mali

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  • Omar Ndir,

    Affiliation: Service de Parasitologie, Faculté de Médecine, Pharmacie et Odontologie, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Sénégal

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  • Raoult C. Ratard,

    Affiliation: Office of Public Health, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté,

    Affiliations: National Programme for the Control of Schistosomiasis and Intestinal Helminthiasis, Ministry of Public Health, Yaoundé, Cameroon, Laboratoire de Biologie Générale, Université de Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon, Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Thomas K. Kristensen,

    Affiliation: DBL, Department of Veterinary Disease Biology, University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Denmark

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  • Jürg Utzinger,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Penelope Vounatsou mail

    penelope.vounatsou@unibas.ch

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Published: June 14, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001194

About the Authors

Nadine Schur, Eveline Hürlimann, Amadou Garba, Jürg Utzinger, Penelope Vounatsou
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Nadine Schur, Eveline Hürlimann, Amadou Garba, Jürg Utzinger, Penelope Vounatsou
University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Amadou Garba
Programme National de Lutte Contre la Bilharziose et les Géohelminthes, Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Lutte Contre les Endémies, Niamey, Niger
Mamadou S. Traoré
Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique, Ministère de la Santé, Bamako, Mali
Omar Ndir
Service de Parasitologie, Faculté de Médecine, Pharmacie et Odontologie, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Sénégal
Raoult C. Ratard
Office of Public Health, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté
National Programme for the Control of Schistosomiasis and Intestinal Helminthiasis, Ministry of Public Health, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté
Laboratoire de Biologie Générale, Université de Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté
Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Thomas K. Kristensen
DBL, Department of Veterinary Disease Biology, University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Denmark

Corresponding Author

Email: penelope.vounatsou@unibas.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: NS PV. Wrote the paper: NS PV JU. Conceptualized the project: PV JU TKK. Provided substantial amount of data: AG MST ON RCR LATT. Processed data: NS EH. Provided important intellectual content: AG MST ON RCR LATT TKK JU PV.