About the Authors

Gary J. Weil

GWEIL@im.wustl.edu

Affiliation Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Will Kastens

Affiliation Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Melinda Susapu

Affiliation Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea

Sandra J. Laney

Affiliation Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America

Steven A. Williams

Affiliation Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America

Christopher L. King

Affiliation Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

James W. Kazura

Affiliation Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Moses J. Bockarie

Address Current address: Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Affiliations Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America, Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea

Competing Interests

The filariasis antigen card test used in this study uses reagents licensed from Barnes-Jewish Hospital, an affilation of Gary J. Weil. All royalties from the sales of this test are donated to the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation, a registered not-for-profit organization. This statement is made in the interest of full disclosure, and not because the authors consider this to be a conflict of interest.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GJW WK SJL SAW CLK JWK MJB. Performed the experiments: GJW WK MS SJL CLK MJB. Analyzed the data: GJW WK MS SJL SAW MJB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GJW SJL SAW. Wrote the paper: GJW WK SJL CLK JWK MJB.