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Macrofilaricidal Activity after Doxycycline Only Treatment of Onchocerca volvulus in an Area of Loa loa Co-Endemicity: A Randomized Controlled Trial

  • Joseph D. Turner,

    Affiliation: Filariasis Research Laboratory, Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

    Current address: Schistosome Research Group, Centre for Immunology and Infection, Department of Biology and Hull York Medical School, University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Nicholas Tendongfor,

    Affiliations: Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon, Research Foundation in Tropical Diseases and Environment (REFOTDE), Buea, Cameroon

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  • Mathias Esum,

    Affiliations: Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon, Research Foundation in Tropical Diseases and Environment (REFOTDE), Buea, Cameroon

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  • Kelly L. Johnston,

    Affiliation: Filariasis Research Laboratory, Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • R. Stuart Langley,

    Affiliation: Filariasis Research Laboratory, Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Louise Ford,

    Affiliation: Filariasis Research Laboratory, Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Brian Faragher,

    Affiliation: Filariasis Research Laboratory, Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Sabine Specht,

    Affiliation: Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology (IMMIP), University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany

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  • Sabine Mand,

    Affiliation: Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology (IMMIP), University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany

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  • Achim Hoerauf,

    Affiliation: Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology (IMMIP), University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany

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  • Peter Enyong,

    Affiliation: Tropical Medicine Research Station, Kumba, Cameroon

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  • Samuel Wanji,

    Affiliations: Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon, Research Foundation in Tropical Diseases and Environment (REFOTDE), Buea, Cameroon

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  • Mark J. Taylor mail

    mark.taylor@liverpool.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Filariasis Research Laboratory, Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Published: April 13, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000660

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