About the Authors

Katherine Gass, Dominique Kyelem, Eric A. Ottesen, Jeffrey Talbot
Lymphatic Filariasis Support Center, The Task Force for Global Health, Decatur, Georgia, United States of America

Madsen V. E. Beau de Rochars
Hopital Ste. Croix, Leogane, Haiti

Daniel Boakye
Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon-Accra, Ghana

Mark Bradley
Global Community Partnerships, GlaxoSmithKline, London, United Kingdom

Peter U. Fischer, Ramakrishna U. Rao, Gary J. Weil
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

John Gyapong
Research and Development Division, Ghana Health Service, Accra, Ghana

Makoto Itoh
Department of Parasitology, Aichi Medical University School of Medicine, Nagakute, Aichi-ken, Japan

Nese Ituaso-Conway
National Program for Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis, Ministry of Health, Funafuti, Tuvalu

Hayley Joseph, Wayne Melrose
Lymphatic Filariasis Support Centre, School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Sandra J. Laney, Nils Pilotte, Steven A. Williams
Department of Biological Sciences, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America

Anne-Marie Legrand, Catherine Plichart
Institut Louis Malardé, Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Tilaka S. Liyanage
Anti-Filariasis Campaign, Sri Lanka Ministry of Health and Nutrition, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Khalfan Mohammed
Neglected Tropical Disease Control Program, Ministry of Health, Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania

Kapa Ramaiah
Vector Control Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Pondicherry, India

Kimberly Y. Won, Patrick Lammie
Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

pjl1@cdc.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MB PUF DK SJL EAO GJW PL. Performed the experiments: MVEBdR DB PUF JG MI NIC HJ SJL A-ML TSL WM KM NP CP RUR KR GJW SAW KW PL. Analyzed the data: KG JT PL EAO KYW DK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GJW PUF PL MI WM. Wrote the paper: KG EAO PL KYW.