About the Authors

Davison T. Sangweme, Nirbhay Kumar
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Nicholas Midzi
Schistosomiasis Section, National Institute of Health Research, Harare, Zimbabwe

Sekesai Zinyowera-Mutapuri
Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

Takafira Mduluza
Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

Marie Diener-West
Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Nirbhay Kumar
Department of Tropical Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Corresponding Author

nkumar@tulane.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DTS TM NK. Performed the experiments: DTS NM SZM. Analyzed the data: DTS MDW NK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NM TM NK. Wrote the paper: DTS NK.