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Research Article

The Geographical Distribution and Burden of Trachoma in Africa

  • Jennifer L. Smith mail,

    jennifer.l.smith@lshtm.ac.uk

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Rebecca M. Flueckiger,

    Affiliation: International Trachoma Initiative, Task Force for Global Health, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Pamela J. Hooper,

    Affiliation: International Trachoma Initiative, Task Force for Global Health, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Sarah Polack,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Elizabeth A. Cromwell,

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

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  • Stephanie L. Palmer,

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

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  • Paul M. Emerson,

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

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  • David C. W. Mabey,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Anthony W. Solomon,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Danny Haddad,

    Affiliation: International Trachoma Initiative, Task Force for Global Health, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Simon J. Brooker

    Affiliations: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Kenya Medical Research Institute-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Published: August 08, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002359

About the Authors

Jennifer L. Smith, Sarah Polack, David C. W. Mabey, Anthony W. Solomon, Simon J. Brooker
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Rebecca M. Flueckiger, Pamela J. Hooper, Danny Haddad
International Trachoma Initiative, Task Force for Global Health, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Elizabeth A. Cromwell, Stephanie L. Palmer, Paul M. Emerson
The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Simon J. Brooker
Kenya Medical Research Institute-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

Corresponding Author

Email: jennifer.l.smith@lshtm.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JLS SP SJB DH RMF. Analyzed the data: JLS RMF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DCWM PME SLP EAC SP RMF. Wrote the paper: JLS SJB AWS PJH.