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Research Article

A Very High Infection Intensity of Schistosoma mansoni in a Ugandan Lake Victoria Fishing Community Is Required for Association with Highly Prevalent Organ Related Morbidity

  • Edridah M. Tukahebwa mail,

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    Affiliation: Vector Control Division, Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda

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  • Pascal Magnussen,

    Affiliation: DBL- Centre for Health Research and Development, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Henry Madsen,

    Affiliation: DBL- Centre for Health Research and Development, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Narcis B. Kabatereine,

    Affiliation: Vector Control Division, Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda

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  • Fred Nuwaha,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

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  • Shona Wilson,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Birgitte J. Vennervald

    Affiliation: DBL- Centre for Health Research and Development, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Published: July 25, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002268

About the Authors

Edridah M. Tukahebwa, Narcis B. Kabatereine
Vector Control Division, Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda
Pascal Magnussen, Henry Madsen, Birgitte J. Vennervald
DBL- Centre for Health Research and Development, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Fred Nuwaha
School of Public Health, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Shona Wilson
Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: edmuheki@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BJV EMT SW NBK. Performed the experiments: BJV EMT. Analyzed the data: EMT HM BJV PM FN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NBK. Wrote the paper: EMT HM BJV PM. Contributed to the final approval of the paper: NBK FN SW.