About the Authors

Serena Cavallero

Affiliation Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Section of Parasitology, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Viliam Snabel

Affiliation Institute of Parasitology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Kosice, Slovakia

Francesca Pacella

Affiliation Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Section of Parasitology, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Vitantonio Perrone

Affiliation Az. USL Roma B, Servizio Veterinario, Dip. di Prevenzione, Rome, Italy

Stefano D'Amelio

stefano.damelio@uniroma1.it

Affiliation Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Section of Parasitology, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SC VS SD. Performed the experiments: SC VS FP. Analyzed the data: SC FP SD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: VP VS SD. Wrote the paper: SC FP SD.