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Research Article

Reduction in Acute Filariasis Morbidity during a Mass Drug Administration Trial to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis in Papua New Guinea

  • Daniel J. Tisch,

    Affiliation: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Neal D. E. Alexander,

    Affiliations: Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Goroka, Papua New Guinea, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Benson Kiniboro,

    Affiliation: Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Goroka, Papua New Guinea

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  • Henry Dagoro †,

    † Deceased.

    Affiliation: Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Goroka, Papua New Guinea

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  • Peter M. Siba,

    Affiliation: Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Goroka, Papua New Guinea

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  • Moses J. Bockarie,

    Affiliations: Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Goroka, Papua New Guinea, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Michael P. Alpers,

    Affiliations: Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Goroka, Papua New Guinea, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

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  • James W. Kazura mail

    james.kazura@case.edu

    Affiliation: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Published: July 12, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001241

About the Authors

Daniel J. Tisch, James W. Kazura
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
Neal D. E. Alexander, Benson Kiniboro, Henry Dagoro, Peter M. Siba, Moses J. Bockarie, Michael P. Alpers
Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Goroka, Papua New Guinea
Neal D. E. Alexander
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Moses J. Bockarie
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Michael P. Alpers
Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: james.kazura@case.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NDEA PMS MJB MPA JWK. Performed the experiments: BK HD MJB JWK. Analyzed the data: DJT NDEA. Wrote the paper: DJT JWK.