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Research Article

Evaluation of rK39 Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis: Longitudinal Study and Meta-Analysis

  • Rupert J. Quinnell mail,

    r.j.quinnell@leeds.ac.uk

    Affiliation: School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

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  • Connor Carson,

    Affiliation: School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom

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  • Richard Reithinger,

    Affiliations: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, D. C., United States of America, RTI International, Washington, D. C., United States of America

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  • Lourdes M. Garcez,

    Affiliation: Instituto Evandro Chagas, Belém, Pará, Brazil

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  • Orin Courtenay

    Affiliation: School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom

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  • Published: January 10, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001992

About the Authors

Rupert J. Quinnell
School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
Connor Carson, Orin Courtenay
School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
Richard Reithinger
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Richard Reithinger
School of Public Health and Health Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, D. C., United States of America
Richard Reithinger
RTI International, Washington, D. C., United States of America
Lourdes M. Garcez
Instituto Evandro Chagas, Belém, Pará, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Email: r.j.quinnell@leeds.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RJQ CC RR OC. Performed the experiments: RJQ CC LMG OC. Analyzed the data: RJQ CC OC. Wrote the paper: RJQ CC. Extracted data for meta-analysis: RJQ RR. Performed the meta-analysis: RJQ.