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Research Article

Calodium hepaticum: Household Clustering Transmission and the Finding of a Source of Human Spurious Infection in a Community of the Amazon Region

  • Alessandra Queiroga Gonçalves mail,

    alequeiroga@gmail.com

    Affiliations: Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane – Fiocruz Amazônia, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, Departament de Salut Pública, Facultat de Medicina, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Carlos Ascaso,

    Affiliations: Departament de Salut Pública, Facultat de Medicina, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, IDIBAPS, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Ivanildes Santos,

    Affiliation: Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane – Fiocruz Amazônia, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

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  • Paula Taquita Serra,

    Affiliation: Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane – Fiocruz Amazônia, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

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  • Genimar Rebouças Julião,

    Affiliation: Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane – Fiocruz Amazônia, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

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  • Patricia Puccinelli Orlandi

    Affiliation: Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane – Fiocruz Amazônia, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

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  • Published: December 20, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001943

About the Authors

Alessandra Queiroga Gonçalves, Ivanildes Santos, Paula Taquita Serra, Genimar Rebouças Julião, Patricia Puccinelli Orlandi
Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane – Fiocruz Amazônia, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Alessandra Queiroga Gonçalves, Carlos Ascaso
Departament de Salut Pública, Facultat de Medicina, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Carlos Ascaso
IDIBAPS, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain

Corresponding Author

Email: alequeiroga@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AQG GRJ PPO. Performed the experiments: AQG GRJ IS PTS. Analyzed the data: AQG CA PPO. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GRJ IS PTS. Wrote the paper: AQG CA. Revised the manuscript: GRJ IS PTS PPO.