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Research Article

Mosquito-Parasite Interactions Can Shape Filariasis Transmission Dynamics and Impact Elimination Programs

  • Sara M. Erickson,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathobiological Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Current address: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.

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  • Edward K. Thomsen,

    Affiliations: Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America, Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea

    Current address: Department of Vector Biology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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  • John B. Keven,

    Affiliations: Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea, Department of Entomology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Naomi Vincent,

    Affiliation: Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea

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  • Gussy Koimbu,

    Affiliation: Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea

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  • Peter M. Siba,

    Affiliation: Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Goroka, Papua New Guinea

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  • Bruce M. Christensen,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathobiological Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Lisa J. Reimer mail

    Lisa.Reimer@liverpool.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America, Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea

    Current address: Department of Vector Biology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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  • Published: September 12, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002433

About the Authors

Sara M. Erickson, Bruce M. Christensen
Department of Pathobiological Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Edward K. Thomsen, Lisa J. Reimer
Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
Edward K. Thomsen, John B. Keven, Naomi Vincent, Gussy Koimbu, Lisa J. Reimer
Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea
John B. Keven
Department of Entomology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
Peter M. Siba
Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Goroka, Papua New Guinea

Corresponding Author

Email: Lisa.Reimer@liverpool.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BMC LJR SME PMS. Performed the experiments: LJR EKT SME NV JBK GK. Analyzed the data: SME LJR. Wrote the paper: LJR SME EKT.