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Density-Dependent Mortality of the Human Host in Onchocerciasis: Relationships between Microfilarial Load and Excess Mortality

  • Martin Walker equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Martin Walker, Mark P. Little

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Mark P. Little equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Martin Walker, Mark P. Little

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

    Current address: Radiation Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Institute. Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Karen S. Wagner,

    Affiliation: Travel and Migrant Health Section, Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections, London, United Kingdom

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  • Edoh W. Soumbey-Alley,

    Affiliation: Health Information Systems, World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville, Congo

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  • Boakye A. Boatin,

    Affiliation: Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

    Current address: Lymphatic Filariasis Support Centre, Department of Parasitology, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana, and Institute of Parasitology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

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  • María-Gloria Basáñez mail

    m.basanez@imperial.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: March 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001578

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