About the Authors

Diana N. J. Lockwood
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Peter Nicholls
School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

W. Cairns S. Smith
School of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Loretta Das, Pramila Barkataki
The Leprosy Mission Trust, New Delhi, India

Wim van Brakel
Leprosy Unit, Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sujai Suneetha
Blue Peter Research Centre, Hyderabad, India

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DNJL WvB WCSS. Performed the experiments: LD PB SS. Analyzed the data: PN DNJL. Wrote the paper: DNJL.