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Research Article

Multiplex Real-Time PCR Diagnostic of Relapsing Fevers in Africa

  • Haitham Elbir,

    Affiliation: Aix Marseille Université, URMITE, UMR63, CNRS 7278, IRD 198, Inserm 1095, Marseille, France

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  • Mireille Henry,

    Affiliation: Aix Marseille Université, URMITE, UMR63, CNRS 7278, IRD 198, Inserm 1095, Marseille, France

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  • Georges Diatta,

    Affiliation: URMITE, UMR IRD 198 CNRS 7278, Dakar, Senegal

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  • Oleg Mediannikov,

    Affiliations: Aix Marseille Université, URMITE, UMR63, CNRS 7278, IRD 198, Inserm 1095, Marseille, France, URMITE, UMR IRD 198 CNRS 7278, Dakar, Senegal

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  • Cheikh Sokhna,

    Affiliation: URMITE, UMR IRD 198 CNRS 7278, Dakar, Senegal

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  • Adama Tall,

    Affiliation: Institute Pasteur, Dakar, Senegal

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  • Cristina Socolovschi,

    Affiliation: Aix Marseille Université, URMITE, UMR63, CNRS 7278, IRD 198, Inserm 1095, Marseille, France

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  • Sally J. Cutler,

    Affiliation: School of Health, Sports and Bioscience, University of East London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Kassahum D. Bilcha,

    Affiliation: College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia

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  • Jemal Ali,

    Affiliation: College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia

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  • Dayana Campelo,

    Affiliation: Parasitology Section, School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Steven C. Barker,

    Affiliation: Parasitology Section, School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Didier Raoult,

    Affiliation: Aix Marseille Université, URMITE, UMR63, CNRS 7278, IRD 198, Inserm 1095, Marseille, France

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  • Michel Drancourt mail

    Michel.Drancourt@univmed.fr

    Affiliation: Aix Marseille Université, URMITE, UMR63, CNRS 7278, IRD 198, Inserm 1095, Marseille, France

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  • Published: January 31, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002042

About the Authors

Haitham Elbir, Mireille Henry, Oleg Mediannikov, Cristina Socolovschi, Didier Raoult, Michel Drancourt
Aix Marseille Université, URMITE, UMR63, CNRS 7278, IRD 198, Inserm 1095, Marseille, France
Georges Diatta, Oleg Mediannikov, Cheikh Sokhna
URMITE, UMR IRD 198 CNRS 7278, Dakar, Senegal
Adama Tall
Institute Pasteur, Dakar, Senegal
Sally J. Cutler
School of Health, Sports and Bioscience, University of East London, London, United Kingdom
Kassahum D. Bilcha, Jemal Ali
College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia
Dayana Campelo, Steven C. Barker
Parasitology Section, School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: Michel.Drancourt@univmed.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: D. Raoult, M. Drancourt. Performed the experiments: H. Elbir, M. Henry, G. Diatta, O. Mediannikov, C. Sokhna, A. Tall, C. Socolovschi, J. Ali, K. Bilcha, D. Campelo. Analyzed the data: S. Cutler, S. Barker, D. Raoult, M. Drancourt. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: D. Raoult. Wrote the paper: H. Elbir, S. Cutler, S. Barker, D. Raoult, M. Drancourt.