About the Authors

Manoj Gambhir

m.gambhir@imperial.ac.uk

Affiliation Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Maria-Gloria Basáñez

Affiliation Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Matthew J. Burton

Affiliation International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Anthony W. Solomon

Affiliation International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Robin L. Bailey

Affiliation Clinical Research Unit, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Martin J. Holland

Affiliations Clinical Research Unit, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Viral Disease Programme, MRC laboratories, Fajara, Banjul, The Gambia

Isobel M. Blake

Affiliation Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Christl A. Donnelly

Affiliation MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Ibrahim Jabr

Affiliation International Trachoma Initiative, New York, New York, United States of America

David C. Mabey

Affiliation Clinical Research Unit, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Nicholas C. Grassly

Affiliation MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MG MGB IJ DCM NCG. Performed the experiments: MG MGB DCM NCG. Analyzed the data: MG CAD NCG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MG MJB AWS MJH NCG. Wrote the paper: MG MGB MJB AWS RLB MJH IMB CAD IJ DCM NCG. Contributed data. Contributed data: AWS. Developed and supervised laboratory testing: MJH.