About the Authors

Tore Lier, Gunnar S. Simonsen, Hanne H. Haukland
Department of Microbiology and Infection Control, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway

Tore Lier, Gunnar S. Simonsen
Department of Microbiology and Virology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway

Gunnar S. Simonsen
Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway

Tianping Wang
Anhui Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Wuhu, People's Republic of China

Dabing Lu
Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Birgitte J. Vennervald, Maria V. Johansen
DBL- Centre for Health Research and Development, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Corresponding Author

tore.lier@unn.no

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TL GSS TW DL HHH MVJ. Performed the experiments: TL DL. Analyzed the data: TL GSS TW BJV MVJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TL TW. Wrote the paper: TL. Substantially revised the paper: GSS HHH BJV MVJ.