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Dynamics of Onchocerca volvulus Microfilarial Densities after Ivermectin Treatment in an Ivermectin-naïve and a Multiply Treated Population from Cameroon

  • Sébastien D. S. Pion mail,

    sebastien.pion@ird.fr

    Affiliation: UMI 233, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) and University of Montpellier 1, Montpellier, France

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  • Hugues C. Nana-Djeunga,

    Affiliation: General Biology Laboratory, Department of Animal Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Science, University of Yaoundé 1, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Joseph Kamgno,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé 1 and Filariasis & other Tropical Diseases Research Centre, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Nicholas Tendongfor,

    Affiliations: Research Foundation in Tropical Diseases and the Environment, Buea, Cameroon, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Faculty of Science, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon

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  • Samuel Wanji,

    Affiliation: Research Foundation in Tropical Diseases and the Environment, Buea, Cameroon

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  • Flobert Njiokou,

    Affiliation: General Biology Laboratory, Department of Animal Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Science, University of Yaoundé 1, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Roger K. Prichard,

    Affiliation: Institute of Parasitology, McGill University, Sainte Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec, Canada

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  • Michel Boussinesq

    Affiliation: UMI 233, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) and University of Montpellier 1, Montpellier, France

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  • Published: February 28, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002084

About the Authors

Sébastien D. S. Pion, Michel Boussinesq
UMI 233, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) and University of Montpellier 1, Montpellier, France
Hugues C. Nana-Djeunga, Flobert Njiokou
General Biology Laboratory, Department of Animal Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Science, University of Yaoundé 1, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Joseph Kamgno
Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé 1 and Filariasis & other Tropical Diseases Research Centre, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Nicholas Tendongfor, Samuel Wanji
Research Foundation in Tropical Diseases and the Environment, Buea, Cameroon
Nicholas Tendongfor
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Faculty of Science, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon
Roger K. Prichard
Institute of Parasitology, McGill University, Sainte Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: sebastien.pion@ird.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SDSP HCND JK SW FN RKP MB. Performed the experiments: SDSP HCND JK NT SW MB. Analyzed the data: SDSP RKP MB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HCND JK NT SW MB. Wrote the paper: SDSP HCND RKP MB.