About the Authors

Kensuke Goto

k-goto@nagasaki-u.ac.jp

Affiliation Department of Eco-epidemiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan

Balachandran Kumarendran

Affiliation Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Gampaha District, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Sachith Mettananda

Affiliation Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Gampaha District, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Deepa Gunasekara

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Gampaha District, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Yoshito Fujii

Affiliation Department of Eco-epidemiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan

Satoshi Kaneko

Affiliation Department of Eco-epidemiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KG. Performed the experiments: KG DG YF. Analyzed the data: KG BK SM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SK. Wrote the paper: KG BK SK.