About the Authors

Sengmanivong Khounnorath, Douangdao Soukaloun, Bounthom Phengdy, Khonsavanh Luangxay, Kongkham Sisouk, Bandit Soumphonphakdy, Khaysy Latsavong, Kongsin Akkhavong
Department of Pediatrics, Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

Sengmanivong Khounnorath, Douangdao Soukaloun, Mayfong Mayxay, Bounthom Phengdy, Khonsavanh Luangxay, Kongkham Sisouk, Bandit Soumphonphakdy, Khaysy Latsavong, Kongsin Akkhavong, Nicholas J. White, Paul N. Newton
Wellcome Trust-Mahosot Hospital-Oxford Tropical Medicine Collaboration, Microbiology Laboratory, Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

Karen Chamberlain
MRC Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Ann M. Taylor, Sue J. Lee, Nicholas J. White, Paul N. Newton
Centre for Tropical Medicine, Churchill Hospital, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Mayfong Mayxay
Faculty of Postgraduate Studies, University of Health Sciences, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

Sue J. Lee, Nicholas J. White
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Corresponding Author

paul@tropmedres.ac

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SK DS MM BP KL KS BS KL KA NJW PNN. Performed the experiments: SK KC AMT KL KS BS KL KA. Analyzed the data: SJL PNN. Wrote the paper: SK KC AMT DS MM SJL BP KL KS BS KL KA NJW PNN.