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Research Article

Visceral Leishmaniasis in the Indian Subcontinent: Modelling Epidemiology and Control

  • Anette Stauch equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Anette Stauch, Ram Rup Sarkar

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Biometry, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

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  • Ram Rup Sarkar equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Anette Stauch, Ram Rup Sarkar

    Affiliation: Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CSIR), Hyderabad, India

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  • Albert Picado,

    Affiliation: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Bart Ostyn,

    Affiliation: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Shyam Sundar,

    Affiliation: Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

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  • Suman Rijal,

    Affiliation: Koirala Institute of Medical Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

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  • Marleen Boelaert,

    Affiliation: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Jean-Claude Dujardin,

    Affiliations: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, Laboratory for Microbiology, Parasitology and Hygiene, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Antwerp University, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Hans-Peter Duerr mail

    hans-peter.duerr@uni-tuebingen.de

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Biometry, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

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  • Published: November 29, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001405

About the Authors

Anette Stauch, Hans-Peter Duerr
Department of Medical Biometry, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
Ram Rup Sarkar
Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CSIR), Hyderabad, India
Albert Picado, Bart Ostyn, Marleen Boelaert, Jean-Claude Dujardin
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
Shyam Sundar
Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
Suman Rijal
Koirala Institute of Medical Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
Jean-Claude Dujardin
Laboratory for Microbiology, Parasitology and Hygiene, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Antwerp University, Antwerp, Belgium

Corresponding Author

Email: hans-peter.duerr@uni-tuebingen.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: H-PD RRS MB J-CD. Performed the experiments: AS RRS. Analyzed the data: AS H-PD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AP BO SS SR. Wrote the paper: AS RRS.