Authors’ addresses: Karen T.Cuenco, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 660 West Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: 410-706-2229, Fax: 410-706-4425. M. Elizabeth Halloran, Department of Biostatistics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, Telephone: 404-727-7647, Fax: 404-727-1370. Jacky Louis Charles, Hôpital Ste. Croix, Leogane, Haiti. Patrick J. Lammie, Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop F-13, 4770 Buford Highway Atlanta, GA 30341, Telephone: 770-488-4054, Fax: 770-488-4108, E-mail:
Acknowledgments: We extend special thanks to Antoine Florent Michelus, Carline Casseus, Yvrose Dumond, Erick Leriche, and Wisley Dessaint for their tireless efforts in interviewing community members; Amanda R. Freeman, John J. Hanfelt, and W. Dana Flanders for their thoughtful comments during various stages of the study; and David Addiss, Wendy Hitch, Joyanna Wendt, the administration of Hôpital Ste. Croix and the staff of the Lymphedema Clinic for their hard work in developing and maintaining the lymphedema treatment program. We also thank Centers for Disease Control and Disease Prevention Genetics Working Group for providing funding that was essential for conducting the study.
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