About the Authors

Diwakar Singh Dinesh

Contributed equally to this work with: Diwakar Singh Dinesh, Murari Lal Das

Affiliation Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, India

Murari Lal Das

Contributed equally to this work with: Diwakar Singh Dinesh, Murari Lal Das

Affiliation B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Albert Picado

Affiliations Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Lalita Roy

Affiliation B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Suman Rijal

Affiliation B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Shri Prakash Singh

Affiliation Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Pradeep Das

Affiliation Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, India

Marleen Boelaert

Affiliation Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Marc Coosemans

mcoosemans@itg.be

Affiliation Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DSD AP MC. Performed the experiments: DSD MLD LR. Analyzed the data: DSD MLD AP LR MC. Wrote the paper: AP SR SPS PD MB MC.