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Research Article

Retracing Micro-Epidemics of Chagas Disease Using Epicenter Regression

  • Michael Z. Levy mail,

    mzlevy@mail.med.upenn.edu

    Affiliation: Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Dylan S. Small,

    Affiliation: Department of Statistics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Daril A. Vilhena,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Natalie M. Bowman,

    Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Vivian Kawai,

    Affiliation: Asociacion Benefica PRISMA, Lima, Peru

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  • Juan G. Cornejo del Carpio,

    Affiliation: Gerencia Regional del Ministerio de Salud, Cercado Arequipa, Perú

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  • Eleazar Cordova-Benzaquen,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Microbiología, de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Nacional de San Agustín, Arequipa, Perú

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  • Robert H. Gilman,

    Affiliation: Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Caryn Bern,

    Affiliation: Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Joshua B. Plotkin

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Published: September 15, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002146

About the Authors

Michael Z. Levy
Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Dylan S. Small
Department of Statistics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Daril A. Vilhena, Joshua B. Plotkin
Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Natalie M. Bowman
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Vivian Kawai
Asociacion Benefica PRISMA, Lima, Peru
Juan G. Cornejo del Carpio
Gerencia Regional del Ministerio de Salud, Cercado Arequipa, Perú
Eleazar Cordova-Benzaquen
Departamento de Microbiología, de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Nacional de San Agustín, Arequipa, Perú
Robert H. Gilman
Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Caryn Bern
Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mzlevy@mail.med.upenn.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MZL NMB VK JGCdC ECB RHG CB. Performed the experiments: MZL NMB VK ECB. Analyzed the data: MZL DSS DAV. Wrote the paper: MZL DSS JBP. Conceived and designed the analysis: MZL DSS JBP.