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Research Article

Geographic Variation in Access to Dog-Bite Care in Pakistan and Risk of Dog-Bite Exposure in Karachi: Prospective Surveillance Using a Low-Cost Mobile Phone System

  • Syed Mohammad Asad Zaidi mail,

    asad.zaidi@irdresearch.org

    Affiliations: Interactive Research and Development, Karachi, Pakistan, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Alain B. Labrique,

    Affiliation: Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Saira Khowaja,

    Affiliation: Interactive Research and Development, Karachi, Pakistan

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  • Ismat Lotia-Farrukh,

    Affiliation: Interactive Research and Development, Karachi, Pakistan

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  • Julia Irani,

    Affiliations: Interactive Research and Development, Karachi, Pakistan, Center for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

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  • Naseem Salahuddin,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Diseases, Indus Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

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  • Aamir Javed Khan

    Affiliations: Interactive Research and Development, Karachi, Pakistan, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: December 12, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002574

About the Authors

Syed Mohammad Asad Zaidi, Saira Khowaja, Ismat Lotia-Farrukh, Julia Irani, Aamir Javed Khan
Interactive Research and Development, Karachi, Pakistan
Syed Mohammad Asad Zaidi, Alain B. Labrique, Aamir Javed Khan
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Julia Irani
Center for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Naseem Salahuddin
Department of Infectious Diseases, Indus Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

Corresponding Author

Email: asad.zaidi@irdresearch.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SK JI NS AJK. Performed the experiments: SK ILF JI NS. Analyzed the data: SMAZ ABL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SK ILF. Wrote the paper: SMAZ ABL AJK.