About the Authors

Phonepasong Ayé Soukhathammavong, Somphou Sayasone, Khampheng Phongluxa, Vilavanh Xayaseng, Kongsap Akkhavong
National Institute of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

Phonepasong Ayé Soukhathammavong, Khampheng Phongluxa, Jürg Utzinger, Penelope Vounatsou, Peter Odermatt
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Phonepasong Ayé Soukhathammavong, Khampheng Phongluxa, Jürg Utzinger, Penelope Vounatsou, Christoph Hatz, Jennifer Keiser, Peter Odermatt
University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Christoph Hatz
Medical Department, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Christoph Hatz
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Jennifer Keiser
Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

peter.odermatt@unibas.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PAS JU JK PO. Performed the experiments: PAS SS KP VX. Analyzed the data: PAS PV PO. Wrote the paper: PAS JK PO. Overall responsibility of data collection: KA. Assisted in results interpretation and manuscript writing: JU CH. Obtained funding: PO.