About the Authors

Patrick C. Ndimubanzi, Hélène Carabin, Hai Nguyen, Elizabeth Rainwater, Mary Dickey, Stephanie Reynolds, Julie A. Stoner
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

Christine M. Budke
Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Ying-Jun Qian
National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Shangai, People's Republic of China

Corresponding Author

helene-carabin@ouhsc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PCN HC CMB MD. Performed the experiments: PCN HC CMB HN YJQ ER MD SR. Analyzed the data: PCN HC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PCN HN MD JAS. Wrote the paper: PCN HC CMB.