About the Authors

Jozef Vercruysse, Bruno Levecke
Department of Virology, Parasitology and Immunology, Ghent University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Merelbeke, Belgium

Jerzy M. Behnke
School of Biology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Marco Albonico, Shaali Makame Ame
Public Health Laboratory, Ivo de Carneri, Pemba Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Cécile Angebault, Bertrand Guillard
Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, Clinical Pathology Unit, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Jeffrey M. Bethony, Maria Victoria Periago
Instituto René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Dirk Engels, Antonio Montresor
Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Nguyen Thi Viet Hoa, Dang Thi Cam Thach
National Institute for Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology, Hanoi, Vietnam

Gagandeep Kang, Deepthi Kattula
Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Andrew C. Kotze
Division of Livestock Industries, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Brisbane, Australia

James S. McCarthy
Queensland Institute for Medical Research, University of Queensland, Herston, Australia

Zeleke Mekonnen, Ahmed Zeynudin
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Pathology, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia

Laurentine Sumo, Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté
Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon

Corresponding Author

Jozef.Vercruysse@ugent.be

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JV JMB MA ACK JSM AM BL. Performed the experiments: SMA CA JMB DE BG NTVH GK DK ZM MVP LS L-ATT DTCT AZ. Analyzed the data: JV JMB BL. Wrote the paper: JV JMB BL. Revision of the paper: MA JMB ACK JSM AM. Recruitment and enrolment of patients and parasitological examinations: SMA CA JMB DE BG NTVH GK DK ZM MVP LS L-ATT DTCT AZ.