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Research Article

New Insights into the Molecular Epidemiology and Population Genetics of Schistosoma mansoni in Ugandan Pre-school Children and Mothers

  • Martha Betson,

    Affiliation: Department of Production and Population Health, The Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

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  • Jose C. Sousa-Figueiredo,

    Affiliations: Parasitology Department, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Narcis B. Kabatereine,

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

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  • J. Russell Stothard mail

    jrstoth@liv.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Parasitology Department, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Published: December 12, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002561

About the Authors

Martha Betson
Department of Production and Population Health, The Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Jose C. Sousa-Figueiredo, J. Russell Stothard
Parasitology Department, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Jose C. Sousa-Figueiredo
Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Narcis B. Kabatereine
Vector Control Division, Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda

Corresponding Author

Email: jrstoth@liv.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JRS NBK JCSF. Performed the experiments: MB JCSF. Analyzed the data: MB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NBK JRS. Wrote the paper: MB. Collected samples and epidemiological data: MB JCSF JRS. Critically revised the manuscript: NBK JCSF JRS. Approved final version of manuscript: MB JCSF NBK JRS.