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Research Article

Validation of Two Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Visceral Leishmaniasis in Kenya

  • Jane Mbui,

    Affiliation: Centre for Clinical Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Monique Wasunna,

    Affiliations: Centre for Clinical Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Manica Balasegaram,

    Affiliation: Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Adrian Laussermayer,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, Operational Centre, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Rashid Juma,

    Affiliation: Centre for Clinical Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Simon Njoroge Njenga,

    Affiliation: Centre for Clinical Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • George Kirigi,

    Affiliation: Centre for Clinical Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Mark Riongoita,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, Operational Centre, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Roberto de la Tour,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, Operational Centre, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Joke van Peteghem,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, Operational Centre, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Raymond Omollo,

    Affiliations: Centre for Clinical Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • François Chappuis mail

    francois.chappuis@hcuge.ch

    Affiliations: Médecins Sans Frontières, Operational Centre, Geneva, Switzerland, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Published: September 26, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002441

About the Authors

Jane Mbui, Monique Wasunna, Rashid Juma, Simon Njoroge Njenga, George Kirigi, Raymond Omollo
Centre for Clinical Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
Monique Wasunna, Raymond Omollo
Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, Nairobi, Kenya
Manica Balasegaram
Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, Geneva, Switzerland
Adrian Laussermayer, Mark Riongoita, Roberto de la Tour, Joke van Peteghem, François Chappuis
Médecins Sans Frontières, Operational Centre, Geneva, Switzerland
François Chappuis
Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: francois.chappuis@hcuge.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JM MW MB RJ RdlT JvP RO FC. Performed the experiments: AL SNN GK MR. Analyzed the data: JM MB RO FC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RdlT RO FC. Wrote the paper: JM MW MB RJ RO FC.