Authors’ addresses: Bernadette L. Ramirez, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, University of The Philippines, Manila, The Philippines. Leda Hernandez and Faith F. Alberto, Department of Health, Manila, The Philippines. Michael Collins, Department of Epidemiology, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824. Valentine Nfonsam, University of Illinois School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60607. Tricia Punsalan, University of Texas School of Medicine, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900. Michael A. Kron, Division of Infectious Diseases, B323, Life Science Building, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, Telephone: 517-353-3747, Fax: 517-353-1922, E-mail:
Acknowledgments: We thank The Philippines National Filariasis Control Program, the governor, the local government and the people of Calapan and Baco, Oriental Mindoro for their assistance and cooperation with this survey.
Financial support: This work was supported in part by the College of Medicine, University of The Philippines School of Medicine, Manila, and grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) (R29 AI-37668), the NIH Fogarty International Center (R03 TWO1092-03) and an NIH Minority International Research Training Grant (T37 TW00052.)
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