Funding for this research was provided by:
National Human Genome Research Institute (U54HG003079)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (R01AI081803)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (R01GM097435)
Received: 9 August 2017
Accepted: 19 February 2018
First Online: 1 March 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: An Indian strain of A. ceylanicum (US National Parasite Collection No. 102954) was maintained in Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus) obtained from commercial sources (Harlan labs, Envigo). Animals were housed and treated in strict accordance with the recommendations in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals of the National Institutes of Health, under protocols approved by the George Washington University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (protocols A147, A270).
: Not applicable
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.