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Research Article

Uncertainty Surrounding Projections of the Long-Term Impact of Ivermectin Treatment on Human Onchocerciasis

  • Hugo C. Turner,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, Norfolk Place, London, United Kingdom

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  • Thomas S. Churcher,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, Norfolk Place, London, United Kingdom

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  • Martin Walker,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, Norfolk Place, London, United Kingdom

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  • Mike Y. Osei-Atweneboana,

    Affiliation: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Water Research Institute, Department of Environmental Biology and Health, Accra, Ghana

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  • Roger K. Prichard,

    Affiliation: Institute of Parasitology, Centre for Host–Parasite Interactions, McGill University, Sainte Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Canada

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  • María-Gloria Basáñez mail

    m.basanez@imperial.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, Norfolk Place, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: April 25, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002169

About the Authors

Hugo C. Turner, Thomas S. Churcher, Martin Walker, María-Gloria Basáñez
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, Norfolk Place, London, United Kingdom
Mike Y. Osei-Atweneboana
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Water Research Institute, Department of Environmental Biology and Health, Accra, Ghana
Roger K. Prichard
Institute of Parasitology, Centre for Host–Parasite Interactions, McGill University, Sainte Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: m.basanez@imperial.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conducted the modelling: HCT. Advised on the modelling and commented on the manuscript for intellectual input: TSC MW MGB. Conceived the study: MGB. Read and approved the final, submitted version of the manuscript: HCT TSC MW MYOA RKP MGB. Wrote the paper: HCT TSC MW MGB.