About the Authors

María G. Alvarez

Affiliation Hospital Interzonal General de Agudos “Eva Perón”, San Martín, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Miriam Postan

Affiliation Instituto Nacional de Parasitología “Dr. Mario Fatala Chabén”, Buenos Aires, Argentina

D. Brent Weatherly

Affiliation Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

María C. Albareda

Affiliation Instituto Nacional de Parasitología “Dr. Mario Fatala Chabén”, Buenos Aires, Argentina

John Sidney

Affiliation La Jolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Alessandro Sette

Affiliation La Jolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Carina Olivera

Affiliation Instituto Nacional de Parasitología “Dr. Mario Fatala Chabén”, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Alejandro H. Armenti

Affiliation Hospital Interzonal General de Agudos “Eva Perón”, San Martín, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Rick L. Tarleton

Contributed equally to this work with: Rick L. Tarleton, Susana A. Laucella

Affiliation Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Susana A. Laucella

Contributed equally to this work with: Rick L. Tarleton, Susana A. Laucella

slaucella@yahoo.com

Affiliation Instituto Nacional de Parasitología “Dr. Mario Fatala Chabén”, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RLT SAL. Performed the experiments: MGA MCA CO. Analyzed the data: MGA MP DBW JS AS SAL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DBW MCA JS AS AHA RLT. Wrote the paper: MP RLT SAL.