About the Authors

Agathe Nkouawa, Yasuhito Sako, Sonoyo Itoh, Jenny Knapp, Minoru Nakao, Akira Ito
Department of Parasitology, Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan

Agathe Nkouawa, Roger Moyou-Somo
Medical Research Center, Institute of Medical Research and Medicinal Plants Studies (IMPM), Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation, Yaoundé, Cameroon

Alida Kouojip-Mabou
Cité des Palmiers Health District, Douala, Cameroon

Christ Nadège Nganou, Roger Moyou-Somo
Department of Parasitology and Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Yaoundé, Cameroon

Yasuaki Saijo
Division of Community Medicine and Epidemiology, Department of Health Science, Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan

Hiroshi Yamasaki
Department of Parasitology, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan

Kazuhiro Nakaya
Animal Laboratory for Medical Research, Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan

Corresponding Author

akiraito@asahikawa-med.ac.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RMS AI. Performed the experiments: AN YS SI. Analyzed the data: AN YS YS JK AI. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YS SI AKM CNN HY MN KN RMS AI. Wrote the paper: AN YS AI.