About the Authors

Ana Lucia Moncayo, Maritza Vaca, Alejandro Rodriguez, Silvia Erazo, Gisela Oviedo, Isabel Quinzo, Martha Chico, Philip J. Cooper
Instituto de Microbiologia, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Diego Robles y Via Interoceanica S/N, Cumbaya, Quito, Ecuador

Ana Lucia Moncayo, Leila Amorim, Alejandro Rodriguez, Mauricio L. Barreto
Instituto de Saude Colectiva, Universidad Federal da Bahia, Rua Basílio da Gama, s/n - Campus Universitário Canela, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Leila Amorim
Instituto de Matemática, Universidad Federal da Bahia, Instituto de Matemática - Campus de Ondina, Ondina, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Margarita Padilla, Raquel Lovato, Eduardo Gomez
Programa Nacional de Eliminacion de Oncocercosis del Ecuador, SNEM, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Philip J. Cooper
Centre for Infection, St George's University of London, Cranmer Terrace, Tooting, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

pcooper@ecnet.ec

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PJC. Performed the experiments: ALM MV AR SE GO IQ MP. Analyzed the data: ALM LA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RL EG MLB. Wrote the paper: ALM PJC. Supervised data analysis: LA. Edited the manuscript: MLB. Supervised the experiments: MC RL EG PJC.