About the Authors

Tie-Wu Jia

Affiliation Key Laboratory on Biology of Parasites and Vectors, MOH, WHO Collaborating Center on Malaria, Schistosomiasis and Filariasis, National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

Jürg Utzinger

Affiliations Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Yao Deng

Affiliation Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Wuxi, People's Republic of China

Kun Yang

Affiliation Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Wuxi, People's Republic of China

Yi-Yi Li

Affiliation Hunan Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Yueyang, People's Republic of China

Jin-Huan Zhu

Affiliation Hunan Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Yueyang, People's Republic of China

Charles H. King

Affiliation Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Xiao-Nong Zhou

ipdzhouxn@sh163.net

Affiliation Key Laboratory on Biology of Parasites and Vectors, MOH, WHO Collaborating Center on Malaria, Schistosomiasis and Filariasis, National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: T-WJ YD X-NZ. Performed the experiments: T-WJ YD Y-YL J-HZ. Analyzed the data: T-WJ JU YD KY Y-YL J-HZ CHK X-NZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: T-WJ JU YD KY J-HZ CHK X-NZ. Wrote the paper: T-WJ JU YD CHK X-NZ.