About the Authors

Da-Bing Lu, James W. Rudge, Christl A. Donnelly, Joanne P. Webster
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Tian-Ping Wang, Guo-Ren Fang
Anhui Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Wuhu, People's Republic of China

Corresponding Author

dabing2001wyz@yahoo.com.cn

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DBL TPW JPW. Analyzed the data: DBL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DBL JWR TPW CAD JPW. Wrote the paper: DBL JWR CAD JPW. Performed field surveys and PCR work: JWR GRF.