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Research Article

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Related to Visceral Leishmaniasis in Rural Communities of Amhara State: A Longitudinal Study in Northwest Ethiopia

  • Noemí López-Perea,

    Affiliation: Centro Nacional de Epidemiología, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

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  • Luis Sordo,

    Affiliations: Centro Nacional de Epidemiología, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain, CIBER en Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Departamento de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

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  • Endalamaw Gadisa,

    Affiliation: Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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  • Israel Cruz,

    Affiliation: WHO Collaborating Center for Leishmaniasis, Servicio de Parasitología, Centro Nacional de Microbiología, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

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  • Tsegaye Hailu,

    Affiliation: Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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  • Javier Moreno,

    Affiliation: WHO Collaborating Center for Leishmaniasis, Servicio de Parasitología, Centro Nacional de Microbiología, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

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  • Abraham Aseffa,

    Affiliation: Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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  • Carmen Cañavate,

    Affiliation: WHO Collaborating Center for Leishmaniasis, Servicio de Parasitología, Centro Nacional de Microbiología, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

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  • Estefanía Custodio mail

    ecustodio@isciii.es

    Affiliation: Centro Nacional de Medicina Tropical, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

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  • Published: April 17, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002799

About the Authors

Noemí López-Perea, Luis Sordo
Centro Nacional de Epidemiología, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
Luis Sordo
CIBER en Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Departamento de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Endalamaw Gadisa, Tsegaye Hailu, Abraham Aseffa
Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Israel Cruz, Javier Moreno, Carmen Cañavate
WHO Collaborating Center for Leishmaniasis, Servicio de Parasitología, Centro Nacional de Microbiología, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
Estefanía Custodio
Centro Nacional de Medicina Tropical, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

Corresponding Author

Email: ecustodio@isciii.es

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NLP LS EG IC JM AA CC EC. Performed the experiments: EG TH NLP EC. Analyzed the data: NLP LS EG TH EC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TH EG. Wrote the paper: NLP EC. Reviewed and corrected the manuscript: LS EG IC JM AA CC.