About the Authors

Shri Prakash Singh, Shyam Sundar
Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Siddhivinayak Hirve
Vadu Rural Health Program, KEM Hospital Research Center, Pune, India

M. Mamun Huda, Dinesh Mondal
Parasitology, Laboratory Sciences Division, International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Megha Raj Banjara, Chitra Kumar Gurung
Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Narendra Kumar, Pradeep Das
Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, India

Suman Rijal
Department of Internal Medicine, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

C. P. Thakur
Balaji Utthan Sanstha, Patna, India

Beena Varghese
Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India

Axel Kroeger
World Health Organization, Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, TDR-WHO, Geneva, Switzerland

Axel Kroeger
School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

sidbela@vsnl.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SPS SH MMH MRB NK DM SS PD CKG SR CPT BV AK. Performed the experiments: SPS SH MMH MRB NK DM SS PD CKG SR CPT BV AK. Analyzed the data: SPS SH MMH MRB NK DM SS PD CKG SR CPT BV AK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SPS SH MMH MRB NK DM SS PD CKG SR CPT BV AK. Wrote the paper: SPS SH MMH MRB NK DM SS PD CKG SR CPT BV AK.