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Research Article

Syndromic Algorithms for Detection of Gambiense Human African Trypanosomiasis in South Sudan

  • Jennifer J. Palmer mail,

    jennifer.palmer@lshtm.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Elizeous I. Surur,

    Affiliation: Medical Emergency Relief International, Nimule, South Sudan

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  • Garang W. Goch,

    Affiliation: Medical Emergency Relief International, Nimule, South Sudan

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  • Mangar A. Mayen,

    Affiliation: Medical Emergency Relief International, Nimule, South Sudan

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  • Andreas K. Lindner,

    Affiliation: Medical Mission Institute, Department of Tropical Medicine, Würzburg, Germany

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  • Anne Pittet,

    Affiliation: Département Médico-Chirurgical de Pédiatrie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Serena Kasparian,

    Affiliation: Médecins sans frontiers, Montréal, Canada

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  • Francesco Checchi,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Christopher J. M. Whitty

    Affiliation: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: January 17, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002003

About the Authors

Jennifer J. Palmer, Francesco Checchi, Christopher J. M. Whitty
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Elizeous I. Surur, Garang W. Goch, Mangar A. Mayen
Medical Emergency Relief International, Nimule, South Sudan
Andreas K. Lindner
Medical Mission Institute, Department of Tropical Medicine, Würzburg, Germany
Anne Pittet
Département Médico-Chirurgical de Pédiatrie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland
Serena Kasparian
Médecins sans frontiers, Montréal, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: jennifer.palmer@lshtm.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Created template algorithm in R: FC. Wrote first draft: JJP. Wrote redraft: EIS GWG MAM AKL AP SK FC CJMW. Conceived and designed the experiments: JJP EIS FC CJMW. Performed the experiments: JJP EIS GWG MAM AKL AP SK. Analyzed the data: JJP EIS AKL AP SK FC CJMW.