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Research Article

The Easiest Children to Reach Are Most Likely to Be Infected with Ocular Chlamydia trachomatis in Trachoma Endemic Areas of Niger

  • Abdou Amza,

    Affiliation: Programme National de Lutte Contre la Cecité, Niamey, Niger

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  • Boubacar Kadri,

    Affiliation: Programme National de Lutte Contre la Cecité, Niamey, Niger

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  • Baido Nassirou,

    Affiliation: Programme National de Lutte Contre la Cecité, Niamey, Niger

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  • Sun N. Yu,

    Affiliation: F.I. Proctor Foundation, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Nicole E. Stoller,

    Affiliation: F.I. Proctor Foundation, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Satasuk J. Bhosai,

    Affiliation: F.I. Proctor Foundation, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Zhaoxia Zhou,

    Affiliation: F.I. Proctor Foundation, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Charles E. McCulloch,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Sheila K. West,

    Affiliation: Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Robin L. Bailey,

    Affiliation: Clinical Research Unit, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Jeremy D. Keenan,

    Affiliations: F.I. Proctor Foundation, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Thomas M. Lietman,

    Affiliations: F.I. Proctor Foundation, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Institute for Global Health, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Bruce D. Gaynor mail

    bruce.gaynor@ucsf.edu

    Affiliations: F.I. Proctor Foundation, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Published: January 10, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001983

About the Authors

Abdou Amza, Boubacar Kadri, Baido Nassirou
Programme National de Lutte Contre la Cecité, Niamey, Niger
Sun N. Yu, Nicole E. Stoller, Satasuk J. Bhosai, Zhaoxia Zhou, Jeremy D. Keenan, Thomas M. Lietman, Bruce D. Gaynor
F.I. Proctor Foundation, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Charles E. McCulloch, Thomas M. Lietman
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Sheila K. West
Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Robin L. Bailey
Clinical Research Unit, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Jeremy D. Keenan, Thomas M. Lietman, Bruce D. Gaynor
Department of Ophthalmology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Thomas M. Lietman
Institute for Global Health, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: bruce.gaynor@ucsf.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BDG TML JDK SKW AA. Performed the experiments: BDG TML JDK SJB RLB NES SNY BN BK AA. Analyzed the data: BDG TML CEM ZZ NES SNY AA. Wrote the paper: BDG TML CEM SNY AA.