About the Authors

Leonore Lovis
Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Tippi K. Mak, Khampheng Phongluxa, Phonepasong Ayé Soukhathammavong, Youthanavanh Vonghachack, Penelope Vounatsou, Marcel Tanner, Jürg Utzinger, Peter Odermatt
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Tippi K. Mak, Khampheng Phongluxa, Phonepasong Ayé Soukhathammavong, Youthanavanh Vonghachack, Jennifer Keiser, Penelope Vounatsou, Marcel Tanner, Christoph Hatz, Jürg Utzinger, Peter Odermatt
University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Khampheng Phongluxa, Phonepasong Ayé Soukhathammavong, Kongsap Akkhavong
National Institute of Public Health, Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Youthanavanh Vonghachack
Parasitology Unit, Faculty of Basic Sciences, University of Health Sciences, Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Jennifer Keiser
Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Christoph Hatz
Department of Medical Services and Diagnostic, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Christoph Hatz
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

peter.odermatt@unibas.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JU CH TKM LL PO JK. Performed the experiments: TKM LL KP PAS YV KA. Analyzed the data: LL TKM PV MT JU. Wrote the paper: LL. Overall supervision of the study in Switzerland: MT PO. Overall supervision of the study in Lao PDR: KA. Supervised field survey in Lao PDR: TKM LL KP PAS YV KA. Statistical analysis: LL TKM PV. Critical review of the manuscript: TKM LL JU PO JK CH. Obtained funding: PO.