About the Authors

Elves A. P. Maciel, Ana Luiza F. de Carvalho, Simone F. Nascimento, Rosan B. de Matos, Edilane L. Gouveia, Mitermayer G. Reis, Albert I. Ko
Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Simone F. Nascimento
Municipal Secretary of Health for Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Rosan B. de Matos
State Secretary of Health for Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Albert I. Ko
Division of International Medicine and Infectious Disease, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

aik2001@med.cornell.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MR AK EM SN. Performed the experiments: AK EM AC SN RM. Analyzed the data: AK EM AC EG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MR AK. Wrote the paper: AK EM SN EG. Reviewed and revised the final version of the manuscript: EM AC SN RM EG MR.