About the Authors

Phonepasong Ayé Soukhathammavong

Affiliations National Institute of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Somphou Sayasone

Affiliation National Institute of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

Khampheng Phongluxa

Affiliations National Institute of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Vilavanh Xayaseng

Affiliation National Institute of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

Jürg Utzinger

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Penelope Vounatsou

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Christoph Hatz

Affiliations University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland, Medical Department, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Kongsap Akkhavong

Affiliation National Institute of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

Jennifer Keiser

Affiliations University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland, Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Peter Odermatt

peter.odermatt@unibas.ch

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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.