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Low Efficacy of Single-Dose Albendazole and Mebendazole against Hookworm and Effect on Concomitant Helminth Infection in Lao PDR

  • Phonepasong Ayé Soukhathammavong,

    Affiliations: National Institute of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Somphou Sayasone,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

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  • Khampheng Phongluxa,

    Affiliations: National Institute of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Vilavanh Xayaseng,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

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  • Jürg Utzinger,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Penelope Vounatsou,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Christoph Hatz,

    Affiliations: University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland, Medical Department, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Kongsap Akkhavong,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

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  • Jennifer Keiser,

    Affiliations: University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland, Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Peter Odermatt mail

    peter.odermatt@unibas.ch

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Published: January 03, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001417

About the Authors

Phonepasong Ayé Soukhathammavong, Somphou Sayasone, Khampheng Phongluxa, Vilavanh Xayaseng, Kongsap Akkhavong
National Institute of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic
Phonepasong Ayé Soukhathammavong, Khampheng Phongluxa, Jürg Utzinger, Penelope Vounatsou, Peter Odermatt
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Phonepasong Ayé Soukhathammavong, Khampheng Phongluxa, Jürg Utzinger, Penelope Vounatsou, Christoph Hatz, Jennifer Keiser, Peter Odermatt
University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Christoph Hatz
Medical Department, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Christoph Hatz
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Jennifer Keiser
Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: peter.odermatt@unibas.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PAS JU JK PO. Performed the experiments: PAS SS KP VX. Analyzed the data: PAS PV PO. Wrote the paper: PAS JK PO. Overall responsibility of data collection: KA. Assisted in results interpretation and manuscript writing: JU CH. Obtained funding: PO.