About the Authors

Suneth B. Agampodi
Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka

Suneth B. Agampodi, Niroshan J. Dahanayaka, Prasanna Weerawansa
Tropical Disease Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka

Suneth B. Agampodi, Michael A. Matthias, Joseph M. Vinetz
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Niroshan J. Dahanayaka, Sumudu Priyankara, Prasanna Weerawansa
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka

Anoma K. Bandaranayaka, Manoj Perera
Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Joseph M. Vinetz
Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

Joseph M. Vinetz
Departamento de Ciencias Celulares y Moleculares, Laboratorio de Investigación y Desarrollo, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

Corresponding Author

sunethagampodi@yahoo.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SBA NJD. Performed the experiments: NJD AKB MP SP PW. Analyzed the data: SBA MAM JMV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JMV. Wrote the paper: SBA MAM JMV. Screened, basic investigations were carried out and clinical management of the of the patients were done: AKB MP, Interpretation of clinical finding together with investigations and classified the outcomes: PW.