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: 410-706-04425. 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. Patrick J. Lammie, Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Disease, 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 Jacky Louis-Charles, Antoine Florent Michelus, Carline Casseus, Yvrose Dumond, and Erick Leriche for their tireless efforts in interviewing community members; David Addiss and the staff of the Hôpital Ste. Croix and its Lymphedema Clinic for their assistance with the project; and Amanda R. Freeman and John J. Hanfelt for their assistance. 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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