About the Authors

Aymen M. Madkhali

Affiliations Department of Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom, Department of Medical Laboratories Technology, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Jazan University, Jazan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Mohammed O. Alkurbi

Affiliations Department of Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom, Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Tadge Szestak

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Anja Bengtsson

Affiliation Centre for Medical Parasitology, Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Pradeep R. Patil

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Yang Wu

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Saeed Alharthi

Affiliation Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Anja T. R. Jensen

Affiliation Centre for Medical Parasitology, Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Richard Pleass

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Alister G. Craig

alister.craig@lstmed.ac.uk

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

Alister Craig is a PLOS ONE Editorial Board member. This does not alter the authors' adherence to PLOS ONE editorial policies and criteria.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AMM ATRJ RP AGC. Performed the experiments: AMM MOA TS YW. Analyzed the data: AMM SA ATRJ RP AGC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AB PRP ATRJ. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: AMM SA ATRJ AGC.