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Research Article

Prevalence Study of Yaws in the Democratic Republic of Congo Using the Lot Quality Assurance Sampling Method

  • Sibylle Gerstl mail,

    sgerstl@aol.com

    Affiliation: Epicentre, Paris, France

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  • Gédeon Kiwila,

    Affiliation: Médecins sans Frontières-France, Paris, France

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  • Mehul Dhorda,

    Affiliations: Epicentre, Paris, France, Médecins sans Frontières-France, Paris, France

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  • Sylvaine Lonlas,

    Affiliation: Médecins sans Frontières-France, Paris, France

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  • Mark Myatt,

    Affiliation: Division of Epidemiology, Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Benoît Kebela Ilunga,

    Affiliation: Ministry of Health, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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  • Denis Lemasson,

    Affiliation: Médecins sans Frontières-France, Paris, France

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  • Elisabeth Szumilin,

    Affiliation: Médecins sans Frontières-France, Paris, France

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  • Philippe J. Guerin,

    Affiliation: Epicentre, Paris, France

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  • Laurent Ferradini

    Affiliation: Epicentre, Paris, France

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  • Published: July 22, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006338

About the Authors

Sibylle Gerstl, Mehul Dhorda, Philippe J. Guerin, Laurent Ferradini
Epicentre, Paris, France
Gédeon Kiwila, Mehul Dhorda, Sylvaine Lonlas, Denis Lemasson, Elisabeth Szumilin
Médecins sans Frontières-France, Paris, France
Mark Myatt
Division of Epidemiology, Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, London, United Kingdom
Benoît Kebela Ilunga
Ministry of Health, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Corresponding Author

Email: sgerstl@aol.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SG MM LF. Performed the experiments: SG GK SL BKI LF. Analyzed the data: SG LF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MD. Wrote the paper: SG LF. Contributed substantially in the interpretation of the data. Specifically involved in the study design, the methods used, and in the manuscript revision: MM. Contributed substantially in the interpretation of the data: DL ES. Critical revision of the paper: PJG.