About the Authors

Hélène Carabin, Patrick Cyaga Ndimubanzi, Hai Nguyen, Linda Demetry Cowan, Julie Ann Stoner
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

Christine M. Budke
Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Yingjun Qian
National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

Elizabeth Rainwater
Department of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

Mary Dickey
Department of Health Promotion Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

Corresponding Author

helene-carabin@ouhsc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HC CMB PCN MD. Performed the experiments: HC PCN CMB HN YJQ ER MD. Analyzed the data: HC PCN JAS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HC PCN HN JAS. Wrote the paper: HC PCN CMB LDC JAS.