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Proof-of-Principle of Onchocerciasis Elimination with Ivermectin Treatment in Endemic Foci in Africa: Final Results of a Study in Mali and Senegal

  • Mamadou O. Traore,

    Affiliation: Direction Nationale de la Santé, Bamako, Mali

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  • Moussa D. Sarr,

    Affiliation: Ministere de la Santé et de la Prévention, Dakar, Senegal

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  • Alioune Badji,

    Affiliation: Ministere de la Santé et de la Prévention, Dakar, Senegal

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  • Yiriba Bissan,

    Affiliation: Multi-disease Surveillance Centre, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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  • Lamine Diawara,

    Affiliation: Ministere de la Santé et de la Prévention, Dakar, Senegal

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  • Konimba Doumbia,

    Affiliation: Direction Nationale de la Santé, Bamako, Mali

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  • Soula F. Goita,

    Affiliation: Direction Nationale de la Santé, Bamako, Mali

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  • Lassana Konate,

    Affiliation: University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal

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  • Kalifa Mounkoro,

    Affiliation: Direction Nationale de la Santé, Bamako, Mali

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  • Amadou F. Seck,

    Affiliation: Ministere de la Santé et de la Prévention, Dakar, Senegal

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  • Laurent Toe,

    Affiliation: Multi-disease Surveillance Centre, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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  • Seyni Toure,

    Affiliation: Ministere de la Santé et de la Prévention, Dakar, Senegal

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  • Jan H. F. Remme mail

    Hansremme@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Ornex, France

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  • Published: September 13, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001825

About the Authors

Mamadou O. Traore, Konimba Doumbia, Soula F. Goita, Kalifa Mounkoro
Direction Nationale de la Santé, Bamako, Mali
Moussa D. Sarr, Alioune Badji, Lamine Diawara, Amadou F. Seck, Seyni Toure
Ministere de la Santé et de la Prévention, Dakar, Senegal
Yiriba Bissan, Laurent Toe
Multi-disease Surveillance Centre, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Lassana Konate
University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal
Jan H. F. Remme
Ornex, France

Corresponding Author

Email: Hansremme@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MOT YB LD LK LT JHFR. Performed the experiments: MOT MDS AB YB KD SFG LK KM AFS LT ST. Analyzed the data: MOT MDS AB YB KD LD SFG LK KM AFS LT ST JHFR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LT JHFR. Wrote the paper: MOT MDS YB LK LT JHFR.