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Research Article

Mapping Helminth Co-Infection and Co-Intensity: Geostatistical Prediction in Ghana

  • Ricardo J. Soares Magalhães mail,

    r.magalhaes@sph.uq.edu.au

    Affiliation: School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia

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  • Nana-Kwadwo Biritwum,

    Affiliation: Neglected Tropical Diseases Control Programme, Ghana Health Service, Accra, Ghana

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  • John O. Gyapong,

    Affiliations: Research and Development Division, Ghana Health Service, Accra, Ghana, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana

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  • Simon Brooker,

    Affiliations: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Yaobi Zhang,

    Affiliation: Regional Office for Africa, Helen Keller International, Dakar, Senegal

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  • Lynsey Blair,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Alan Fenwick,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Archie C. A. Clements

    Affiliations: School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia, Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Queensland, Australia

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  • Published: June 07, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001200

About the Authors

Ricardo J. Soares Magalhães, Archie C. A. Clements
School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia
Nana-Kwadwo Biritwum
Neglected Tropical Diseases Control Programme, Ghana Health Service, Accra, Ghana
John O. Gyapong
Research and Development Division, Ghana Health Service, Accra, Ghana
John O. Gyapong
School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana
Simon Brooker
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Simon Brooker
Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
Yaobi Zhang
Regional Office for Africa, Helen Keller International, Dakar, Senegal
Lynsey Blair, Alan Fenwick
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Archie C. A. Clements
Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Queensland, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: r.magalhaes@sph.uq.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AF YZ LB ACAC. Performed the experiments: N-KB JOG YZ LB. Analyzed the data: RJSM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: N-KB JOG. Wrote the paper: RJSM ACAC SB.