About the Authors
International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea
Fudan University, Shanghai, China
National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Hanoi, Vietnam
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Thammasat University, Rangsit Center, Patumthani, Thailand
National Institute of Health Research and Development, Jakarta Indonesia, Ministry of Health, Jakarta, Indonesia
Centre for Health and Population Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Department of Paediatrics, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
United States Armed Forces Research Institute for Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand
Centers for Vaccine Development, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
LvS coordinated the studies in the six countries and wrote the first draft of this paper. DRK was responsible for the analysis. MA developed and managed the database. HL coordinated the microbiological aspects of the project. XYW, WC, MDA, AH, and ZAB were the principal investigators responsible for the drafting, adaptation, and implementations of the study protocol. VDT coordinated the study site in Vietnam. CM and OS processed the PCR specimens and analyzed the findings. KT was responsible for the analysis of S. flexneri isolates that did not agglutinate with commercial serotypes. GBN provided advice on the interpretation of monoclonal serotype results and PCR findings. JLD and KK provided essential support for the interpretation of the data. JC conceived the project, attracted funding, and oversaw all stages of the project. All authors contributed to the writing of the final version of this paper.