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Prevalence of Human African Trypanosomiasis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Dieudonne Mumba,

    Affiliation: Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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  • Elaine Bohorquez,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Jane Messina,

    Affiliation: Department of Geography, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Victor Kande,

    Affiliation: Programme National de Lutte contre la Trypanosomiase Humaine Africaine, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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  • Steven M. Taylor,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Antoinette K. Tshefu,

    Affiliation: Kinshasa School of Public Health, University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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  • Jeremie Muwonga,

    Affiliation: Programme National de Lutte contre la SIDA, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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  • Melchior M. Kashamuka,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Michael Emch,

    Affiliation: Department of Geography, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Richard Tidwell,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Philippe Büscher,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Steven R. Meshnick mail

    meshnick@unc.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Published: August 02, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001246

About the Authors

Dieudonne Mumba
Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Elaine Bohorquez, Steven M. Taylor, Melchior M. Kashamuka, Steven R. Meshnick
Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America
Jane Messina, Michael Emch
Department of Geography, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America
Victor Kande
Programme National de Lutte contre la Trypanosomiase Humaine Africaine, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Antoinette K. Tshefu
Kinshasa School of Public Health, University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Jeremie Muwonga
Programme National de Lutte contre la SIDA, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Richard Tidwell
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America
Philippe Büscher
Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Corresponding Author

Email: meshnick@unc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SRM ME PB JM VK AKT MMK. Performed the experiments: DM EB PB JM MMK. Analyzed the data: JM SMT ME SRM PB AKT SRM RT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RT PB. Wrote the paper: SRM PB ME SMT DM JM.