Address correspondence to Thomas R. Burkot, Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector, and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Mailstop F42, Atlanta, GA 30341. E-mail:
Authors’ addresses: Barrot H. Lambdin, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Health Sciences Building F-262, Box 357236, Seattle, WA 98195-7236, E-mail:
Acknowledgments: We thank Losivale Leiato (Micronesia–American Samoa Summer Internship Program of the University of Hawaii at Hilo) and Onosa’i Aulava (American Samoa Department of Health) for technical assistance; Dr. Patrick Lammie for supporting these studies; Dr. Robert A. Wirtz for reviewing the manuscript; the people of Fagasa, Pago Pago, Aoloau, and Malaeloa and the Department of Health of America Samoa for allowing us to carry out this study; and the O.C. Hubert Charitable Trust and the Department of Global Environmental Health at Emory University for financial support, without which the field studies would not have been possible.
Financial support: Shannon McClintock is supported by an appointment at the Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, and the Atlanta Research and Education Foundation, Decatur, GA. Lance Waller is supported in part by research grant R01 ES015525 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Disclaimer: The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Emory University, or the American Samoa Community College.
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