About the Authors

Diana N. J. Lockwood

Diana.Lockwood@lshtm.ac.uk

Affiliation Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Peter Nicholls

Affiliation School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

W. Cairns S. Smith

Affiliation School of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Loretta Das

Affiliation The Leprosy Mission Trust, New Delhi, India

Pramila Barkataki

Affiliation The Leprosy Mission Trust, New Delhi, India

Wim van Brakel

Affiliation Leprosy Unit, Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sujai Suneetha

Current address: ACET, Hyderabad, India

Affiliation Blue Peter Research Centre, Hyderabad, India

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.