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Research Article

Preexisting Japanese Encephalitis Virus Neutralizing Antibodies and Increased Symptomatic Dengue Illness in a School-Based Cohort in Thailand

  • Kathryn B. Anderson mail,

    kbander@learnlink.emory.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Robert V. Gibbons,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Stephen J. Thomas,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Alan L. Rothman,

    Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Current address: Institute for Immunology and Informatics, University of Rhode Island, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

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  • Ananda Nisalak,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Ruth L. Berkelman,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Daniel H. Libraty,

    Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Timothy P. Endy

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand

    Current address: Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: October 04, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001311

About the Authors

Kathryn B. Anderson, Ruth L. Berkelman
Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Robert V. Gibbons, Stephen J. Thomas, Ananda Nisalak, Timothy P. Endy
Department of Virology, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand
Alan L. Rothman, Daniel H. Libraty
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: kbander@learnlink.emory.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: KBA RVG SJT TPE. Wrote the paper: KBA. Designed and conducted the prospective cohort study that gave rise to the data for this study: TPE DHL ALR AN. Contributed significantly to the content of the manuscript: RLB TPE DHL SJT RVG KBA.