About the Authors

Xian-Hong Wang, Xiao-Nong Zhou, Kun Yang, Xiao-Hua Wu
National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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

Zhao Chen
Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Beijing, People's Republic of China

Kun Yang
Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Wuxi, People's Republic of China

Corresponding Author

ipdzhouxn@sh163.net

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: X. Wang, X. Zhou, Z. Chen, J. Utzinger. Performed the experiments: X. Wang, X. Zhou, Z. Chen, K. Yang, X. Wu. Analyzed the data: X. Wang, X. Zhou, P. Vounatsou, J. Utzinger, K. Yang, X. Wu. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: X. Wang, X. Zhou, P. Vounatsou, J. Utzinger, K. Yang, P. Steinmann, X. Wu. Wrote the paper: X. Wang, X. Zhou, J. Utzinger, P. Steinmann.