About the Authors

Bart Ostyn

bostyn@itg.be

Affiliation Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Kamlesh Gidwani

Affiliation Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Basudha Khanal

Affiliation B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Albert Picado

Affiliations Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

François Chappuis

Affiliation Geneva University Hospitals and University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Shri Prakash Singh

Affiliation Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Suman Rijal

Affiliation B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Shyam Sundar

Affiliation Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Marleen Boelaert

Affiliation Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BO BK AP FC SR SS MB. Performed the experiments: KG BK SPS SR SS. Analyzed the data: BO AP FC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BO KG BK AP. Wrote the paper: BO KG AP MB.