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Control of Tungiasis through Intermittent Application of a Plant-Based Repellent: An Intervention Study in a Resource-Poor Community in Brazil

  • John Buckendahl,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Hygiene, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charité University Medicine, Berlin, Germany

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  • Jörg Heukelbach,

    Affiliation: Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil

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  • Liana Ariza,

    Affiliation: Post-Graduation Program in Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil

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  • Judith Dorothea Kehr,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Hygiene, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charité University Medicine, Berlin, Germany

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  • Martin Seidenschwang,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Hygiene, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charité University Medicine, Berlin, Germany

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  • Hermann Feldmeier mail

    hermann.feldmeier@charite.de

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Hygiene, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charité University Medicine, Berlin, Germany

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  • Published: November 09, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000879

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