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Research Article

Combined Spatial Prediction of Schistosomiasis and Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis in Sierra Leone: A Tool for Integrated Disease Control

  • Mary H. Hodges equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Mary H. Hodges, Ricardo J. Soares Magalhães

    Affiliation: Helen Keller International, Freetown, Sierra Leone

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  • Ricardo J. Soares Magalhães equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Mary H. Hodges, Ricardo J. Soares Magalhães

    Affiliation: School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia

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  • Jusufu Paye,

    Affiliation: Helen Keller International, Freetown, Sierra Leone

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  • Joseph B. Koroma,

    Affiliation: National Neglected Tropical Disease Control Program, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Freetown, Sierra Leone

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  • Mustapha Sonnie,

    Affiliation: Helen Keller International, Freetown, Sierra Leone

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  • Archie Clements,

    Affiliation: School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia

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  • Yaobi Zhang mail

    yzhang@hki.org

    Affiliation: Regional Office for Africa, Helen Keller International, Dakar, Senegal

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  • Published: June 19, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001694

About the Authors

Mary H. Hodges, Jusufu Paye, Mustapha Sonnie
Helen Keller International, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Ricardo J. Soares Magalhães, Archie Clements
School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia
Joseph B. Koroma
National Neglected Tropical Disease Control Program, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Yaobi Zhang
Regional Office for Africa, Helen Keller International, Dakar, Senegal

Corresponding Author

Email: yzhang@hki.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MHH. Performed the experiments: JP. Analyzed the data: YZ RJSM. Wrote the paper: YZ RJSM MHH. Conducted survey on S.mansoni and STH: JBK. Conceived the analytic design: RJSM AC. Performed spatial analysis: RJSM. Coordinated field work: MS.