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Protocol and baseline data for a multi-year cohort study of the effects of different mass drug treatment approaches on functional morbidities from schistosomiasis in four African countries

  • Ye Shen1,
  • Charles H. King2, 3Email authorView ORCID ID profile,
  • Sue Binder3,
  • Feng Zhang1,
  • Christopher C. Whalen1,
  • W. Evan Secor4,
  • Susan P. Montgomery4,
  • Pauline N. M. Mwinzi5,
  • Annette Olsen6,
  • Pascal Magnussen6,
  • Safari Kinung’hi7,
  • Anna E. Phillips8,
  • Rassul Nalá9,
  • Josefo Ferro10,
  • H. Osvaldo Aurelio8,
  • Fiona Fleming8,
  • Amadou Garba11,
  • Amina Hamidou11,
  • Alan Fenwick8,
  • Carl H. CampbellJr3 and
  • Daniel G. Colley3
BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:652

Received: 20 July 2017

Accepted: 14 September 2017

Published: 29 September 2017

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Original Submission
20 Jul 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
31 Jul 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Bonnie Webster
12 Aug 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Christina Faust
8 Sep 2017 Author responded Author comments - Ye Shen
Resubmission - Version 2
8 Sep 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
14 Sep 2017 Editorially accepted
29 Sep 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12879-017-2738-5

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Georgia, Athens, USA
Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
Schistosomiasis Consortium for Operational Research and Evaluation, Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases and Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens, USA
Parasitic Diseases Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Centre for Global Health Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya
Parasitology and Aquatic Diseases, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
National Institute for Medical Research, Mwanza Research Centre, Mwanza, Tanzania
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College, London, UK
Instituto Nacional de Saúde, Maputo, Mozambique
Universidade Católica de Moçambique, Beira, Mozambique
Réseau International Schistosomoses, Environnement, Aménagement et Lutte (RISEAL-Niger), Niamey, Niger