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Plague Circulation and Population Genetics of the Reservoir Rattus rattus: The Influence of Topographic Relief on the Distribution of the Disease within the Madagascan Focus

  • Carine Brouat mail,

    carine.brouat@ird.fr

    Affiliation: IRD, UMR022 CBGP, Montferrier-sur-Lez, France

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  • Soanandrasana Rahelinirina,

    Affiliation: Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar

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  • Anne Loiseau,

    Affiliation: INRA, UMR1062 CBGP, Montferrier-sur-Lez, France

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  • Lila Rahalison,

    Affiliation: Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar

    Current address: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.

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  • Minoariso Rajerison,

    Affiliation: Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar

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  • Dominique Laffly,

    Affiliations: Département de Géographie, UFR Sciences Espaces Sociétés, Université de Toulouse, Toulouse, France, GEODE UMR 5602 CNRS, Toulouse, France

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  • Pascal Handschumacher,

    Affiliation: IRD, UMR912 SE4S, Marseille, France

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  • Jean-Marc Duplantier

    Affiliation: IRD, UMR022 CBGP, Montferrier-sur-Lez, France

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  • Published: June 06, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002266

About the Authors

Carine Brouat, Jean-Marc Duplantier
IRD, UMR022 CBGP, Montferrier-sur-Lez, France
Soanandrasana Rahelinirina, Lila Rahalison, Minoariso Rajerison
Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Anne Loiseau
INRA, UMR1062 CBGP, Montferrier-sur-Lez, France
Dominique Laffly
Département de Géographie, UFR Sciences Espaces Sociétés, Université de Toulouse, Toulouse, France
Dominique Laffly
GEODE UMR 5602 CNRS, Toulouse, France
Pascal Handschumacher
IRD, UMR912 SE4S, Marseille, France

Corresponding Author

Email: carine.brouat@ird.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JMD LR CB. Performed the experiments: JMD SR AL. Analyzed the data: CB SR DL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MR PH. Wrote the paper: CB.