About the Authors

Vasundhra Bhandari, Arpita Kulshrestha, Deepak Kumar Deep, Poonam Salotra
National Institute of Pathology, Indian Council of Medical Research, Safdarjung Hospital Campus, New Delhi, India

Olivia Stark, Gabriele Schonian
Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Vijay Kumar Prajapati, Shyam Sundar
Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

V. Ramesh
Department of Dermatology, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

Jean Claude Dujardin
Unit of Molecular Parasitology, Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Corresponding Author

salotra@vsnl.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VB AK SS GS JCD PS. Performed the experiments: VB AK DKD OS. Analyzed the data: VB AK DKD OS GS JCD VR SS PS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: VKP SS VR GS JCD PS. Wrote the paper: VB AK OS GS JCD PS.