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Research Article

A Retrospective Study of the Epidemiology of Leprosy in Cebu: An Eleven-Year Profile

  • Pauline F. D. Scheelbeek mail,

    pauline.scheelbeek@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Marivic V. F. Balagon,

    Affiliation: Epidemiology - Clinical, Leonard Wood Memorial Centre for Leprosy Research, Cebu, Philippines

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  • Florenda M. Orcullo,

    Affiliation: Epidemiology - Clinical, Leonard Wood Memorial Centre for Leprosy Research, Cebu, Philippines

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  • Armi A. Maghanoy,

    Affiliation: Epidemiology - Clinical, Leonard Wood Memorial Centre for Leprosy Research, Cebu, Philippines

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  • Junie Abellana,

    Affiliation: Epidemiology - Clinical, Leonard Wood Memorial Centre for Leprosy Research, Cebu, Philippines

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  • Paul R. Saunderson

    Affiliations: Epidemiology - Clinical, Leonard Wood Memorial Centre for Leprosy Research, Cebu, Philippines, American Leprosy Mission, Greenville, South Carolina, United States of America

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  • Published: September 19, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002444

About the Authors

Pauline F. D. Scheelbeek
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Marivic V. F. Balagon, Florenda M. Orcullo, Armi A. Maghanoy, Junie Abellana, Paul R. Saunderson
Epidemiology - Clinical, Leonard Wood Memorial Centre for Leprosy Research, Cebu, Philippines
Paul R. Saunderson
American Leprosy Mission, Greenville, South Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: pauline.scheelbeek@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PFDS MVFB PRS. Performed the experiments: MVFB AAM JA. Analyzed the data: PFDS FMO. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PFDS PRS. Wrote the paper: PFDS MVFB PRS. Fieldwork throughout the island: JA.