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Research Article

Field Evaluation of the Cepheid GeneXpert Chlamydia trachomatis Assay for Detection of Infection in a Trachoma Endemic Community in Tanzania

  • Alexander Jenson,

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

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  • Laura Dize,

    Affiliation: International Sexually Transmitted Disease Research Laboratory, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Harran Mkocha,

    Affiliations: International Sexually Transmitted Disease Research Laboratory, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Kongwa Trachoma Project, Kongwa, Tanzania

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  • Beatriz Munoz,

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

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  • Jennifer Lee,

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

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  • Charlotte Gaydos,

    Affiliation: International Sexually Transmitted Disease Research Laboratory, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Thomas Quinn,

    Affiliation: Division of Intramural Research, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Sheila K. West mail

    shwest@jhmi.edu

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

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  • Published: July 04, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002265

About the Authors

Alexander Jenson, Beatriz Munoz, Jennifer Lee, Sheila K. West
Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Laura Dize, Harran Mkocha, Charlotte Gaydos
International Sexually Transmitted Disease Research Laboratory, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Harran Mkocha
Kongwa Trachoma Project, Kongwa, Tanzania
Thomas Quinn
Division of Intramural Research, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: shwest@jhmi.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SKW CG LD JL HM TQ. Performed the experiments: AJ LD. Analyzed the data: BM SKW AJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CG TQ. Wrote the paper: AJ LD SKW.