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Research Article

Validation of a Remote Sensing Model to Identify Simulium damnosum s.l. Breeding Sites in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Benjamin G. Jacob,

    Affiliation: Global Health Infectious Disease Research Program, Department of Global Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Robert J. Novak,

    Affiliation: Global Health Infectious Disease Research Program, Department of Global Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Laurent D. Toe,

    Affiliation: Multi-disease Surveillance Centre, World Health Organization, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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  • Moussa Sanfo,

    Affiliation: Multi-disease Surveillance Centre, World Health Organization, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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  • Daniel A. Griffith,

    Affiliation: School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, United States of America

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  • Thomson L. Lakwo,

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

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  • Peace Habomugisha,

    Affiliation: The Carter Center, Kampala, Uganda

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  • Moses N. Katabarwa,

    Affiliation: Emory University and The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Thomas R. Unnasch mail

    tunnasch@health.usf.edu

    Affiliation: Global Health Infectious Disease Research Program, Department of Global Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Published: July 25, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002342

About the Authors

Benjamin G. Jacob, Robert J. Novak, Thomas R. Unnasch
Global Health Infectious Disease Research Program, Department of Global Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America
Laurent D. Toe, Moussa Sanfo
Multi-disease Surveillance Centre, World Health Organization, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Daniel A. Griffith
School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, United States of America
Thomson L. Lakwo
Vector Control Division, Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda
Peace Habomugisha
The Carter Center, Kampala, Uganda
Moses N. Katabarwa
Emory University and The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: tunnasch@health.usf.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BGJ RJN LDT DAG TRU. Performed the experiments: BGJ RJN LDT MS TLL PH. Analyzed the data: BGJ RJN MS DAG MNK TRU. Wrote the paper: BGJ RJN TRU.