About the Authors

Molouk Beiromvand

Affiliation Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Lame Akhlaghi

Affiliation Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Seyed Hossein Fattahi Massom

Affiliation Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ghaem Educational, Research and Treatment Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

Iraj Mobedi

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

Ahmad Reza Meamar

Affiliation Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Hormozd Oormazdi

Affiliation Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Abbas Motevalian

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

Elham Razmjou

erazmjou@tums.ac.ir

Affiliation Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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.