About the Authors

Julie Vallée, Marc Souris, Florence Fournet, Jean-Paul J. Gonzalez
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, UMR190, Marseille, France

Julie Vallée, Gérard Salem
Université Paris Ouest La Défense, Laboratoire Espace, Santé et Territoire, Nanterre, France

Thaksinaporn Thaojaikong, Catrin E. Moore, Rattanaphone Phetsouvanh, Paul N. Newton
Wellcome Trust-Mahosot Hospital-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Collaboration, Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catrin E. Moore, Rattanaphone Phetsouvanh, Paul N. Newton
Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

Allen L. Richards
Rickettsial Diseases Research Program, Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

Marc Souris
Faculty of Science, Center of Excellence for Vectors and Vector Borne Diseases, Mahidol University, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

Marc Souris
Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems Field of Study (RS&GIS FoS), Asian Institute of Technology, Pathumthani, Thailand

Jean-Paul J. Gonzalez
Centre International de Recherches Médicales de Franceville (CIRMF), Libreville, Gabon

Corresponding Author

valleej@yahoo.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JV TT CEM RP ALR MS FF GS JPJG PNN. Performed the experiments: TT CEM RP ALR. Analyzed the data: JV PNN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JV MS FF GS JPJG PNN. Wrote the paper: JV PNN.