About the Authors

Shri Prakash Singh

Affiliation Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Siddhivinayak Hirve

sidbela@vsnl.com

Affiliation Vadu Rural Health Program, KEM Hospital Research Center, Pune, India

M. Mamun Huda

Affiliation Parasitology, Laboratory Sciences Division, International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Megha Raj Banjara

Affiliation Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Narendra Kumar

Affiliation Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, India

Dinesh Mondal

Affiliation Parasitology, Laboratory Sciences Division, International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Shyam Sundar

Affiliation Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Pradeep Das

Affiliation Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, India

Chitra Kumar Gurung

Affiliation Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Suman Rijal

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

C. P. Thakur

Affiliation Balaji Utthan Sanstha, Patna, India

Beena Varghese

Affiliation Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India

Axel Kroeger

Affiliations World Health Organization, Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, TDR-WHO, Geneva, Switzerland, School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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.