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Research Article

Validation of a New Test for Schistosoma haematobium Based on Detection of Dra1 DNA Fragments in Urine: Evaluation through Latent Class Analysis

  • Olufunmilola Ibironke equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Olufunmilola Ibironke, Artemis Koukounari

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Artemis Koukounari equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Olufunmilola Ibironke, Artemis Koukounari

    Affiliation: MRC Centre of Outbreak Analysis and Modeling, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, St. Mary's Campus, London, United Kingdom

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  • Samuel Asaolu,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria

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  • Irini Moustaki,

    Affiliation: Department of Statistics, London School of Economics, London, United Kingdom

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  • Clive Shiff mail

    cshiff@jhsph.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: January 03, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001464

About the Authors

Olufunmilola Ibironke, Clive Shiff
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Artemis Koukounari
MRC Centre of Outbreak Analysis and Modeling, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, St. Mary's Campus, London, United Kingdom
Samuel Asaolu
Department of Zoology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria
Irini Moustaki
Department of Statistics, London School of Economics, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: cshiff@jhsph.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CS OI SA. Performed the experiments: OI CS. Analyzed the data: AK IM OI. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AK. Wrote the paper: AK OI CS. Latent Class modelling: AK IM.