About the Authors

Peter Steinmann

Affiliations Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland, National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

Xiao-Nong Zhou

Affiliation National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

Zun-Wei Du

Affiliation Helminthiasis Division, Yunnan Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Simao, People's Republic of China

Jin-Yong Jiang

Affiliation Helminthiasis Division, Yunnan Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Simao, People's Republic of China

Shu-Hua Xiao

Affiliation National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

Zhong-Xing Wu

Affiliation Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Wuxi, People's Republic of China

Hui Zhou

Affiliation National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

Jürg Utzinger

juerg.utzinger@unibas.ch

Affiliation Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PS XNZ ZWD SHX ZXW JU. Performed the experiments: PS ZWD JYJ HZ. Analyzed the data: PS. Wrote the paper: PS XNZ SHX JU. Designed and implemented the study, managed and analyzed the data and prepared the manuscript: PS. Designed the study, facilitated and supervised part of the study implementation and revised the manuscript draft: XNZ. Assisted in the design and implementation of the study: ZWD JYJ HZ. Designed the study, supervised part of the study implementation and revised the manuscript draft: SHX and ZXW. Designed the study, supervised PS and revised the manuscript draft: JU.