About the Authors

Simon Brooker


Affiliations London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Laboratories, Nairobi, Kenya

Peter J. Hotez

Affiliations Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine, The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., United States of America, Human Hookworm Vaccine Initiative, Sabin Vaccine Institute, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Donald A. P. Bundy

Affiliation Human Development Division, The World Bank, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Competing Interests

PJH is Editor-in-Chief of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases and is an inventor on U.S. Patent 7,303,752 B2 (issued December 4, 2007) entitled “Hookworm vaccine.”

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SB DAPB. Performed the experiments: SB PJH. Analyzed the data: SB. Wrote the paper: SB PJH DAPB.