About the Authors

Molouk Beiromvand, Lame Akhlaghi, Ahmad Reza Meamar, Hormozd Oormazdi, Elham Razmjou
Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Seyed Hossein Fattahi Massom
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ghaem Educational, Research and Treatment Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

Iraj Mobedi
Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Abbas Motevalian
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Corresponding Author

erazmjou@tums.ac.ir

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ER. Performed the experiments: MB ER IM. Analyzed the data: ER MB AM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MB ER IM LA SHFM ARM HO. Wrote the paper: MB ER.