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Research Article

Impact of Six Rounds of Mass Drug Administration on Brugian Filariasis and Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections in Eastern Indonesia

  • Taniawati Supali,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

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  • Yenny Djuardi,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

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  • Mark Bradley,

    Affiliation: Global Health Programs, GlaxoSmithKline, Brentford, Middlesex, United Kingdom

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  • Rahmah Noordin,

    Affiliation: Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia

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  • Paul Rückert,

    Affiliation: German International Co-operation (GIZ), Kupang, Indonesia

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  • Peter U. Fischer mail

    Pufische@DOM.wustl.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Published: December 12, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002586

About the Authors

Taniawati Supali, Yenny Djuardi
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Mark Bradley
Global Health Programs, GlaxoSmithKline, Brentford, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Rahmah Noordin
Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
Paul Rückert
German International Co-operation (GIZ), Kupang, Indonesia
Peter U. Fischer
Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Pufische@DOM.wustl.edu

Competing Interests

Mark Bradley is an employee of GlaxoSmithKline. The company had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. Paul Rückert is employee of the German International Co-operation, a not for profit agency. The agency had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. This does not alter our adherence to all PLOS policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TS MB RN PR PUF. Performed the experiments: TS YD PUF. Analyzed the data: TS YD PUF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RN. Wrote the paper: TS YD PUF.