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Individuals with Le(a+b−) Blood Group Have Increased Susceptibility to Symptomatic Vibrio cholerae O1 Infection

  • Mohammad Arifuzzaman,

    Affiliations: Centre for Vaccine Sciences, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Dhaka, Bangladesh, Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Tanvir Ahmed,

    Affiliation: Centre for Vaccine Sciences, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Mohammad Arif Rahman,

    Affiliation: Centre for Vaccine Sciences, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Fahima Chowdhury,

    Affiliation: Centre for Vaccine Sciences, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Rasheduzzaman Rashu,

    Affiliation: Centre for Vaccine Sciences, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Ashraful I. Khan,

    Affiliation: Centre for Vaccine Sciences, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Regina C. LaRocque,

    Affiliations: Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jason B. Harris,

    Affiliations: Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Taufiqur Rahman Bhuiyan,

    Affiliation: Centre for Vaccine Sciences, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Edward T. Ryan,

    Affiliations: Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Stephen B. Calderwood equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Stephen B. Calderwood, Firdausi Qadri

    Affiliations: Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Firdausi Qadri equal contributor mail

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Stephen B. Calderwood, Firdausi Qadri

    fqadri@icddrb.org

    Affiliation: Centre for Vaccine Sciences, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Published: December 27, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001413

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