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The Role of Research in Viral Disease Eradication and Elimination Programs: Lessons for Malaria Eradication

  • Joel G. Breman,

    Affiliation: Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Ciro A. de Quadros,

    Affiliation: Sabin Vaccine Institute, Washington (D.C.), United States of America

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  • Walter R. Dowdle,

    Affiliation: Task Force for Global Health, Decatur, Georgia, United States of America

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  • William H. Foege,

    Affiliation: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Donald A. Henderson,

    Affiliation: Center for Biosecurity, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • T. Jacob John,

    Affiliation: Christian Medical College, Vellore, India [retired]

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  • Myron M. Levine mail

    mlevine@medicine.umaryland.edu

    Affiliation: Center for Vaccine Development, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: January 25, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000405
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Joel G. Breman
Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Ciro A. de Quadros
Sabin Vaccine Institute, Washington (D.C.), United States of America
Walter R. Dowdle
Task Force for Global Health, Decatur, Georgia, United States of America
William H. Foege
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Donald A. Henderson
Center for Biosecurity, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
T. Jacob John
Christian Medical College, Vellore, India [retired]
Myron M. Levine
Center for Vaccine Development, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mlevine@medicine.umaryland.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: JGB CAdQ WRD WHF DAH TJJ MML. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: JGB CAdQ WRD WHF DAH TJJ MML. Wrote the first draft of the paper: JGB DAH MML. Contributed to the writing of the paper: JGB CAdQ WRD WHF DAH TJJ MML. Wrote a section of the first draft of the paper; contributed to revisions and editing of the paper: TJJ.