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Association between Ocular Bacterial Carriage and Follicular Trachoma Following Mass Azithromycin Distribution in The Gambia

  • Sarah E. Burr mail,

    sburr@mrc.gm

    Affiliations: Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Disease, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Medical Research Council Unit, Fajara, Banjul, The Gambia

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  • John D. Hart,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Disease, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Tansy Edwards,

    Affiliation: MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Ignatius Baldeh,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Council Unit, Fajara, Banjul, The Gambia

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  • Ebrima Bojang,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Council Unit, Fajara, Banjul, The Gambia

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  • Emma M. Harding-Esch,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Disease, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Martin J. Holland,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Disease, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Thomas M. Lietman,

    Affiliation: Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Sheila K. West,

    Affiliation: Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • David C. W. Mabey,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Disease, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Ansumana Sillah,

    Affiliation: National Eye Health Programe, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Kanifing, The Gambia

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  • Robin L. Bailey

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Disease, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: July 25, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002347

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