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EliÉzer K. N’Goran UFR Biosciences
 Université de Cocody
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 Abidjan 22, Côte d’Ivoire
Office of Population Research
 Princeton University
 Princeton, NJ 08544
Institute of Parasitic Diseases
 Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
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Swiss Tropical Institute
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JÜrg Utzinger UFR Biosciences
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 Princeton University
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 Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
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Xiao Shuhua UFR Biosciences
 Université de Cocody
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 Abidjan 22, Côte d’Ivoire
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 Princeton University
 Princeton, NJ 08544
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 Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
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Marcel Tanner UFR Biosciences
 Université de Cocody
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 Princeton University
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 Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
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Author Notes

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    Utzinger J, Xiao SH, N’Goran EK, Bergquist R, Tanner M, 2001. The potential of artemether for the control of schistosomiasis. Int J Parasitol 31 :1549–1562.

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    N’Goran EK, Utzinger J, Gnaka HN, Yapi A, N’Guessan NA, Kigbafori SD, Lengeler C, Chollet J, Xiao SH, Tanner M, 2003. Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of oral artemether for the prevention of patent Schistosoma haematobium infections. Am J Trop Med Hyg 68 :24–32.

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    N’Goran EK, Utzinger J, N’Guessan AN, Müller I, Zamblé K, Lohourignon KL, Traoré M, Sosthène BA, Lengeler C, Tanner M, 2001. Reinfection with Schistosoma haematobium following school-based chemotherapy with praziquantel in four highly endemic villages in Côte d’Ivoire. Trop Med Int Health 6 :817–825.

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    World Health Organization, 1998. The Use of Artemisinin and its Derivatives as Anti-Malarial Drugs: Report of a Joint CTD/ DMP/TDR Informal Consultation. Geneva: World Health Organization.

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    Meshnick SR, 2002. Artemisinin: mechanisms of action, resistance and toxicity. Int J Parasitol 32 :1655–1660.

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    Hastings IM, Watkins WM, White NJ, 2002. The evolution of drug-resistant malaria: the role of drug elimination half-life. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 357 :505–519.

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    Utzinger J, Keiser J, Xiao SH, Tanner M, Singer BH, 2003. Combination chemotherapy of schistosomiasis in laboratory studies and clinical trials. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 47 :1487–1495.

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