About the Authors

Myrtle Perera, Godfrey Gunatilleke
Marga Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Margaret Whitehead
Division of Public Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

David Molyneux
Lymphatic Filariasis Support Centre, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Mirani Weerasooriya
Filariasis Research, Training and Service Unit, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

Perera, Whitehead, Weerasooriya, and Gunatilleke declare that they have no conflict of interest. Molyneux is supported by the UK Department for International Development and GlaxoSmithKline.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: D. Molyneux M. Whitehead M. Perera. Performed the experiments: M. Perera. Analyzed the data: D. Molyneux M. Whitehead M. Perera G. Gunatilleke. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: M. Weerasooriya. Wrote the paper: D. Molyneux M. Whitehead M. Perera M. Weerasooriya G. Gunatilleke.