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Research Article

Spatially Explicit Modeling of Schistosomiasis Risk in Eastern China Based on a Synthesis of Epidemiological, Environmental and Intermediate Host Genetic Data

  • Matthias Schrader,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Ecology and Systematics, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Giessen, Germany

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  • Torsten Hauffe,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Ecology and Systematics, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Giessen, Germany

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  • Zhijie Zhang,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • George M. Davis,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Tropical Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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  • Fred Jopp,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Ecology and Systematics, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Giessen, Germany

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  • Justin V. Remais,

    Affiliation: Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Thomas Wilke mail

    tom.wilke@allzool.bio.uni-giessen.de

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Ecology and Systematics, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Giessen, Germany

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  • Published: July 25, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002327

About the Authors

Matthias Schrader, Torsten Hauffe, Fred Jopp, Thomas Wilke
Department of Animal Ecology and Systematics, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Giessen, Germany
Zhijie Zhang
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
George M. Davis
Department of Microbiology and Tropical Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Justin V. Remais
Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: tom.wilke@allzool.bio.uni-giessen.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TW GMD JVR MS. Performed the experiments: TW MS TH ZZ. Analyzed the data: TW MS TH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JMD FJ. Wrote the paper: TW MS.