About the Authors

James V. Conlan

j.conlan@murdoch.edu.au

Affiliation School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia

Khamphouth Vongxay

Affiliation Division of Veterinary Services, Department of Livestock and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Vientiane, Laos

Boualam Khamlome

Affiliation Department of Communicable Diseases Control, Ministry of Health, Vientiane, Laos

Maria Angeles Gomez-Morales

Affiliation Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immunomediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy

Edoardo Pozio

Affiliation Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immunomediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy

Stuart D. Blacksell

Affiliations School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia, Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

Stanley Fenwick

Affiliation School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia

R. C. A. Thompson

Affiliation School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JVC KV BK SDB SF RCAT. Performed the experiments: JVC KV BK MAGM EP. Analyzed the data: JVC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MAGM EP SDB. Wrote the paper: JVC. Proofed and critically appraised the manuscript: KV BK MAGM EP SDB SF RCAT.