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Research Article

Partnering Parasites: Evidence of Synergism between Heavy Schistosoma haematobium and Plasmodium Species Infections in Kenyan Children

  • Lia S. Florey,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Charles H. King mail,

    chk@cwru.edu

    Affiliation: Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Melissa K. Van Dyke,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Eric M. Muchiri,

    Affiliation: Division of Vector Borne and Neglected Tropical Diseases, Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Peter L. Mungai,

    Affiliation: Msambweni Field Station, Msambweni, Kenya

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  • Peter A. Zimmerman,

    Affiliation: Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Mark L. Wilson

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Published: July 24, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001723

About the Authors

Lia S. Florey, Melissa K. Van Dyke, Mark L. Wilson
Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Charles H. King, Peter A. Zimmerman
Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
Eric M. Muchiri
Division of Vector Borne and Neglected Tropical Diseases, Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, Nairobi, Kenya
Peter L. Mungai
Msambweni Field Station, Msambweni, Kenya

Corresponding Author

Email: chk@cwru.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LSF CHK MKV EMM PAZ MLW. Performed the experiments: LSF CHK EMM PLM PAZ. Analyzed the data: LSF CHK PAZ MLW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LSF CHK MKV EMM PAZ. Wrote the paper: LSF CHK MLW.