About the Authors

Chien-Ching Hung, Hsin-Yun Sun, Cheng-Hsin Wu, Wen-Chun Liu
Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

Dar-Der Ji, Ya-Tien Lee, Shui-Yuan Hsu, Yun-Hsien Chan
Research and Diagnostic Center, Centers for Disease Control, Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan

Sui-Yuan Chang
Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Medical Biotechnology, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

Chin-Fu Hsiao
Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, National Health Research Institutes, Zhunan Town, Taiwan

Robert Colebunders
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Robert Colebunders
University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Corresponding Author

bcoleb@itg.be

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RC CH DJ HS. Performed the experiments: SC CH DJ HS. Analyzed the data: CH HS CFH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SC DJ YL SH CW YC WL. Wrote the paper: RC CH DJ HS. Revised the article: CH RC. Carried out parasitological and molecular analyses: DJ YL SH SC CW YC WL. Contributed to study design: CFH.