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Research Article

Estimating and Mapping the Population at Risk of Sleeping Sickness

  • Pere P. Simarro equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Pere P. Simarro, Giuliano Cecchi

    simarrop@who.int

    Affiliation: Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, Innovative and Intensified Disease Management, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Giuliano Cecchi equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Pere P. Simarro, Giuliano Cecchi

    Affiliation: Animal Production and Health Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy

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  • José R. Franco,

    Affiliation: Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, Innovative and Intensified Disease Management, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Massimo Paone,

    Affiliation: Animal Production and Health Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy

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  • Abdoulaye Diarra,

    Affiliation: Regional Office for Africa, World Health Organization, Brazzaville, Congo

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  • José Antonio Ruiz-Postigo,

    Affiliation: Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, World Health Organization, Cairo, Egypt

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  • Eric M. Fèvre,

    Affiliation: Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution, Institute of Immunology and Infection Research, School of Biological Sciences, Ashworth Laboratories, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Raffaele C. Mattioli,

    Affiliation: Animal Production and Health Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy

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  • Jean G. Jannin

    Affiliation: Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, Innovative and Intensified Disease Management, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Published: October 25, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001859

About the Authors

Pere P. Simarro, José R. Franco, Jean G. Jannin
Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, Innovative and Intensified Disease Management, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Giuliano Cecchi, Massimo Paone, Raffaele C. Mattioli
Animal Production and Health Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy
Abdoulaye Diarra
Regional Office for Africa, World Health Organization, Brazzaville, Congo
José Antonio Ruiz-Postigo
Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, World Health Organization, Cairo, Egypt
Eric M. Fèvre
Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution, Institute of Immunology and Infection Research, School of Biological Sciences, Ashworth Laboratories, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: simarrop@who.int

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PPS GC. Performed the experiments: PPS GC JRF MP. Analyzed the data: PPS GC JRF MP AD JARP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PPS GC JRF MP EMF. Wrote the paper: PPS GC JRF MP AD JARP EMF RCM JGJ.