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Research Article

Infection Parameters in the Sand Fly Vector That Predict Transmission of Leishmania major

  • Lisa W. Stamper,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Rachel L. Patrick,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Michael P. Fay,

    Affiliation: Biostatistics Research Branch, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Phillip G. Lawyer,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Dia-Eldin A. Elnaiem,

    Affiliations: Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Nagila Secundino,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Alain Debrabant,

    Affiliation: Division of Emerging and Transfusion Transmitted Diseases, Office of Blood Research and Review (OBRR), Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), Food and Drug Administration, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • David L. Sacks,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Nathan C. Peters mail

    NPeters@niaid.nih.gov

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: August 23, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001288

About the Authors

Lisa W. Stamper, Rachel L. Patrick, Phillip G. Lawyer, Dia-Eldin A. Elnaiem, Nagila Secundino, David L. Sacks, Nathan C. Peters
Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Michael P. Fay
Biostatistics Research Branch, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Dia-Eldin A. Elnaiem
University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Maryland, United States of America
Alain Debrabant
Division of Emerging and Transfusion Transmitted Diseases, Office of Blood Research and Review (OBRR), Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), Food and Drug Administration, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: NPeters@niaid.nih.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LWS NCP. Performed the experiments: LWS RLP PGL NS D-EAE NCP. Analyzed the data: LWS MPF DLS NCP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AD MPF PGL. Wrote the paper: MPF DLS NCP.