About the Authors

Peter Steinmann, Jürg Utzinger
Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland,

Xiao-Nong Zhou, Lan-Hua Li
National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

Zun-Wei Du, Jin-Yong Jiang, Li-Bo Wang, Xue-Zhong Wang
Helminthiasis Division, Yunnan Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Simao, People's Republic of China

Hanspeter Marti
Medical and Diagnostic Services, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

juerg.utzinger@unibas.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JU PS XZ. Performed the experiments: PS ZD JJ LW XW LL HM. Analyzed the data: PS. Wrote the paper: JU PS XZ HM. Supervised the first author in all aspects of the work: JU.