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Research Article

Latent-Class Methods to Evaluate Diagnostics Tests for Echinococcus Infections in Dogs

  • Sonja Hartnack mail,

    Sonja.Hartnack@access.uzh.ch

    Affiliation: Section of Veterinary Epidemiology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Christine M. Budke,

    Affiliations: Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America, Institute of Parasitology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Philip S. Craig,

    Affiliation: Cestode Zoonoses Research Group, School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom

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  • Qiu Jiamin,

    Affiliation: Division of Parasitic Diseases, Sichuan Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

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  • Belgees Boufana,

    Affiliation: Cestode Zoonoses Research Group, School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom

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  • Maiza Campos-Ponce,

    Affiliation: Theoretical Biology, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Paul R. Torgerson

    Affiliations: Section of Veterinary Epidemiology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, Institute of Parasitology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Published: February 14, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002068

About the Authors

Sonja Hartnack, Paul R. Torgerson
Section of Veterinary Epidemiology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Christine M. Budke
Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America
Christine M. Budke, Paul R. Torgerson
Institute of Parasitology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Philip S. Craig, Belgees Boufana
Cestode Zoonoses Research Group, School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom
Qiu Jiamin
Division of Parasitic Diseases, Sichuan Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Maiza Campos-Ponce
Theoretical Biology, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: Sonja.Hartnack@access.uzh.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SH PRT. Performed the experiments: CMB BB MCP. Analyzed the data: SH PRT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CMB PSC QJ BB MCP. Wrote the paper: SH CMB PSC QJ BB MCP PRT.