About the Authors

Pauline F. D. Scheelbeek

pauline.scheelbeek@gmail.com

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Marivic V. F. Balagon

Affiliation Epidemiology - Clinical, Leonard Wood Memorial Centre for Leprosy Research, Cebu, Philippines

Florenda M. Orcullo

Affiliation Epidemiology - Clinical, Leonard Wood Memorial Centre for Leprosy Research, Cebu, Philippines

Armi A. Maghanoy

Affiliation Epidemiology - Clinical, Leonard Wood Memorial Centre for Leprosy Research, Cebu, Philippines

Junie Abellana

Affiliation Epidemiology - Clinical, Leonard Wood Memorial Centre for Leprosy Research, Cebu, Philippines

Paul R. Saunderson

Affiliations Epidemiology - Clinical, Leonard Wood Memorial Centre for Leprosy Research, Cebu, Philippines, American Leprosy Mission, Greenville, South Carolina, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PFDS MVFB PRS. Performed the experiments: MVFB AAM JA. Analyzed the data: PFDS FMO. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PFDS PRS. Wrote the paper: PFDS MVFB PRS. Fieldwork throughout the island: JA.