About the Authors

Tiaoying Li

litiaoying@sina.com (TL); akiraito@asahikawa-med.ac.jp (AI)

Affiliations Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Sichuan Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China, Cestode Zoonoses Research Group, School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom

Akira Ito

litiaoying@sina.com (TL); akiraito@asahikawa-med.ac.jp (AI)

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Japan

Renqing Pengcuo

Affiliation Shiqu County Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Shiqu, Ganzi Tibetan Prefecture, Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China

Yasuhito Sako

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Japan

Xingwang Chen

Affiliation Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Sichuan Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China

Dongchuan Qiu

Affiliation Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Sichuan Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China

Ning Xiao

Affiliation Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Sichuan Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China

Philip S. Craig

Affiliation Cestode Zoonoses Research Group, School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TL AI PSC. Performed the experiments: TL RP YS XC DQ NX. Analyzed the data: TL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YS AI. Wrote the paper: TL PSC.