About the Authors

Gulnara Minbaeva

Contributed equally to this work with: Gulnara Minbaeva, Alexander Schweiger

Affiliation State Sanitary Epidemiological Department of the Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Alexander Schweiger

Contributed equally to this work with: Gulnara Minbaeva, Alexander Schweiger

Affiliation Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Aigerim Bodosheva

Affiliation Department of Biology, Kyrgyz State Medical Academy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Omurbek Kuttubaev

Affiliation Department of Biology, Kyrgyz State Medical Academy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Adrian B. Hehl

Affiliation Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Isabelle Tanner

Affiliation Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Iskender Ziadinov

Affiliation Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Paul R. Torgerson

paul.torgerson@access.uzh.ch (PRT); deplazesp@access.uzh.ch (PD)

These authors also contributed equally to this work.

Affiliation Section of Epidemiology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Peter Deplazes

paul.torgerson@access.uzh.ch (PRT); deplazesp@access.uzh.ch (PD)

These authors also contributed equally to this work.

Affiliation Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PD PRT. Performed the experiments: GM AS AB OK ABH IT IZ. Analyzed the data: PRT AS PD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GM AB OK IT IZ ABH. Wrote the paper: AS PD PRT ABH.