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Research Article

Significantly Reduced Intensity of Infection but Persistent Prevalence of Schistosomiasis in a Highly Endemic Region in Mali after Repeated Treatment

  • Aly Landouré,

    Affiliation: Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique, BP 1771, Bamako, Mali

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  • Robert Dembélé,

    Affiliation: Programme National de Lutte Contre les Schistosomiases et les Geohelminthes, Ministère de la Santé, Bamako, Mali

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  • Seydou Goita,

    Affiliation: Helen Keller International, Bamako, Mali

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  • Mamadou Kané,

    Affiliation: Hôpital du Mali, Ministère de la Santé, Bamako, Mali

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  • Marjon Tuinsma,

    Affiliation: Helen Keller International, Bamako, Mali

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  • Moussa Sacko,

    Affiliation: Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique, BP 1771, Bamako, Mali

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  • Emily Toubali,

    Affiliation: Helen Keller International, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Michael D. French,

    Affiliation: Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Adama D. Keita,

    Affiliation: Hôpital National du Point G, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Bamako, Mali

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  • Alan Fenwick,

    Affiliation: Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Mamadou S. Traoré,

    Affiliations: Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique, BP 1771, Bamako, Mali, Faculté de Médecine de Pharmacie et d'Odonto-Stomalogie, Bamako, Mali

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  • Yaobi Zhang mail

    y.zhang@hki.org

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

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  • Published: July 31, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001774

About the Authors

Aly Landouré, Moussa Sacko, Mamadou S. Traoré
Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique, BP 1771, Bamako, Mali
Robert Dembélé
Programme National de Lutte Contre les Schistosomiases et les Geohelminthes, Ministère de la Santé, Bamako, Mali
Seydou Goita, Marjon Tuinsma
Helen Keller International, Bamako, Mali
Mamadou Kané
Hôpital du Mali, Ministère de la Santé, Bamako, Mali
Emily Toubali
Helen Keller International, New York, New York, United States of America
Michael D. French, Alan Fenwick
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Adama D. Keita
Hôpital National du Point G, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Bamako, Mali
Mamadou S. Traoré
Faculté de Médecine de Pharmacie et d'Odonto-Stomalogie, Bamako, Mali
Yaobi Zhang
Helen Keller International, Regional Office for Africa, Dakar, Senegal

Corresponding Author

Email: y.zhang@hki.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AL RD MS AF MST SG MT ET. Performed the experiments: AL MK ADK. Analyzed the data: YZ MDF AL. Wrote the paper: YZ AL. National program coordinator: RD. Coordinated the program and the study: RD SG MT ET. Provided technical oversight: YZ.