We thank all of the study participants and all of the fieldworkers for collecting the information for this article, especially our supervisors, Connie Fernandez and Edson Maguiña. In addition, we would like to thank Kimberly A. Edgel for critical review of this manuscript and Hugo Valdivia for his help with mapping. Also, we thank microscopists in the communities, Lima, and Iquitos for their outstanding diagnostic assistance. Juan F. Sanchez prepared this article as part of the activities for and in fulfillment of the requirements for a Master's Degree in Epidemiological Research offered jointly by the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) and the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6), Peru. This program is part of the NIH/FIC-supported “Peru Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Research Training Consortium,” grant (2D43 TW007393). We are thankful for the support and guidance received from program faculty and fellow students.
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