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Strengths and Weaknesses of Global Positioning System (GPS) Data-Loggers and Semi-structured Interviews for Capturing Fine-scale Human Mobility: Findings from Iquitos, Peru

  • Valerie A. Paz-Soldan mail,

    vpazsold@tulane.edu

    Affiliation: Global Health Systems and Development Department, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • Robert C. Reiner Jr,

    Affiliations: Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Amy C. Morrison,

    Affiliations: Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Steven T. Stoddard,

    Affiliations: Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Uriel Kitron,

    Affiliations: Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America, Department of Environmental Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Thomas W. Scott,

    Affiliations: Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • John P. Elder,

    Affiliation: Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Eric S. Halsey,

    Affiliation: U.S. Navy Medical Research Unit No. 6, Iquitos, Peru

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  • Tadeusz J. Kochel,

    Affiliation: U.S. Navy Medical Research Unit No. 6, Iquitos, Peru

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  • Helvio Astete,

    Affiliation: U.S. Navy Medical Research Unit No. 6, Iquitos, Peru

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  • Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec

    Affiliations: Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America, Department of Environmental Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: June 12, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002888

About the Authors

Valerie A. Paz-Soldan
Global Health Systems and Development Department, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Robert C. Reiner Jr, Amy C. Morrison, Steven T. Stoddard, Thomas W. Scott
Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
Robert C. Reiner Jr, Steven T. Stoddard, Uriel Kitron, Thomas W. Scott, Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec
Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Amy C. Morrison, John P. Elder
Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America
Uriel Kitron, Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec
Department of Environmental Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Eric S. Halsey, Tadeusz J. Kochel, Helvio Astete
U.S. Navy Medical Research Unit No. 6, Iquitos, Peru

Corresponding Author

Email: vpazsold@tulane.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VAPS GMVP RCR STS ACM UK TWS JPE ESH TJK. Performed the experiments: VAPS GMVP RCR STS ACM UK TWS JPE ESH TJK HA. Analyzed the data: VAPS GMVP RCR STS ACM. Wrote the paper: VAPS GMVP RCR STS ACM UK TWS JPE ESH TJK HA.