About the Authors

Wolf-Peter Schmidt, Motoi Suzuki, Lay-Myint Yoshida, Hideki Yanai, Koya Ariyoshi
Department of Clinical Medicine, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

Vu Dinh Thiem, Dang Duc Anh
National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Hanoi, Vietnam

Richard G. White
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Ataru Tsuzuki
Department of Vector Ecology and Environment, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

Ubydul Haque
Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway

Le Huu Tho
Khanh Hoa Health Service, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam

Koya Ariyoshi
Global COE Program, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

Corresponding Author

kari@nagasaki-u.ac.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WPS MS KA UH AT DDA VDT HY LHT LMY. Performed the experiments: WPS MS UH AT RGW. Analyzed the data: WPS MS UH AT RGW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KA MS DDA LHT VDT HY LMY. Wrote the paper: WPS MS KA RGW. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: WPS MS KA UH AT DDA VDT HY LHT LMY RGW. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: WPS MS KA UH AT DDA VDT HY LHT LMY RGW.