About the Authors

Kazumasa Yokoyama, Hyun Kim, Chie Nakajima, Yasuhiko Suzuki
Division of Global Epidemiology, Hokkaido University Research Center for Zoonosis Control, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

Tetsu Mukai, Masanori Matsuoka
Leprosy Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Higashimurayama, Tokyo, Japan

Yasuhiko Suzuki

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TM MM CN YS. Performed the experiments: KY HK CN. Analyzed the data: KY CN YS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KY TM MM. Wrote the paper: KY TM MM CN YS.