About the Authors

Zhisheng Dang

Affiliations College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Minzu University of China, Beijing, People's Republic of China, Parasitology Laboratory, School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Agriculture, Tottori University, Tottori, Japan

Jinchao Feng

Affiliation College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Minzu University of China, Beijing, People's Republic of China

Kinpei Yagi

kinpei@iph.pref.hokkaido.jp (KY); oku@muses.tottori-u.ac.jp (YO)

Affiliation Department of Biological Science, Hokkaido Institute of Public Health, Sapporo, Japan

Chihiro Sugimoto

Affiliation Division of Collaboration and Education, Research Center for Zoonosis Control, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

Wei Li

Affiliation Qinghai Academy of Animal and Veterinary Medicine, Qinghai, People's Republic of China

Yuzaburo Oku

kinpei@iph.pref.hokkaido.jp (KY); oku@muses.tottori-u.ac.jp (YO)

Affiliation Parasitology Laboratory, School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Agriculture, Tottori University, Tottori, Japan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZD KY CS YO. Performed the experiments: ZD KY. Analyzed the data: ZD YO. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ZD JF WL YO. Wrote the paper: ZD YO.