About the Authors

Stephen L. Walker

steve.walker@lshtm.ac.uk

Affiliation Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Peter G. Nicholls

Affiliation School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

Sushmita Dhakal

Affiliation Anandaban Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Rachel A. Hawksworth

Affiliation Anandaban Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Murdo Macdonald

Affiliation Anandaban Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Kishori Mahat

Affiliation Anandaban Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Shudan Ruchal

Affiliation Anandaban Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Sushma Hamal

Affiliation Anandaban Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Deanna A. Hagge

Affiliation Anandaban Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Kapil D. Neupane

Affiliation Anandaban Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Diana N. J. Lockwood

Affiliation Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SLW PGN RAH MM DNJL. Performed the experiments: SLW SD RAH KM SR SH. Analyzed the data: SLW PGN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SLW DNJL. Wrote the paper: SLW DNJL. Coordinated the study: SLW RAH MM DAH KDN.