About the Authors

Kosala Weerakoon

kosalagadw83@gmail.com

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka

Senanayake A. M. Kularatne

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Jayanthe Rajapakse

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Sanjaya Adikari

Affiliation Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Roshitha Waduge

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SAMK KW. Performed the experiments: JR SA KW RW. Analyzed the data: KW SAMK RW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JR SA. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: KW SAMK.