About the Authors
- Kazumasa Yokoyama, Hyun Kim, Chie Nakajima, Yasuhiko Suzuki
- Division of Global Epidemiology, Hokkaido University Research Center for Zoonosis Control, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
- Tetsu Mukai, Masanori Matsuoka
- Leprosy Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Higashimurayama, Tokyo, Japan
- Yasuhiko Suzuki
- JST/JICA-SATREPS, Tokyo, Japan
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
Conceived and designed the experiments: TM MM CN YS. Performed the experiments: KY HK CN. Analyzed the data: KY CN YS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KY TM MM. Wrote the paper: KY TM MM CN YS.