About the Authors

Bertran Auvert
Hôpital Ambroise-Paré, Assitance Publique—Hôpitaux de Paris, Boulogne, France

Bertran Auvert, Emmanuel Lagarde, Joëlle Sobngwi-Tambekou, Rémi Sitta
INSERM U 687, Saint-Maurice, France

Bertran Auvert
University Versailles Saint-Quentin, Versailles, France

Bertran Auvert, Emmanuel Lagarde, Rémi Sitta
IFR 69, Villejuif, France

Dirk Taljaard
Progressus, Johannesburg, South Africa

Adrian Puren
National Institute for Communicable Disease, Johannesburg, South Africa

Corresponding Author

bertran.auvert@apr.aphp.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

BA designed the study with DT, EL, and AP. DT and AP were responsible for operational aspects, including laboratory and field work and in-country administration of the study. BA monitored the study with input from EL and wrote the paper with input from all authors. BA analyzed the data with RS, with inputs from JST. RS conducted the interim analysis.