About the Authors

Johannes A. Blum

johannes.blum@unibas.ch

Affiliation Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Caecilia Schmid

Affiliation Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Christian Burri

Affiliation Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Christoph Hatz

Affiliation Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Carol Olson

Affiliation Immtech Pharmaceuticals Inc., Vernon Hills, Illinois, United States of America

Blaise Fungula

Affiliation Hôpital Evangélique de Vanga, Vanga, Democratic Republic of Congo

Leon Kazumba

Affiliation Centre Neuro Psycho Pathologique, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Patrick Mangoni

Affiliation Hôpital Evangélique de Vanga, Vanga, Democratic Republic of Congo

Florent Mbo

Affiliation Hôpital General de Reference Bandundu, Bandundu, Democratic Republic of Congo

Kambau Deo

Affiliation Hôpital Evangélique de Kikongo, Kikongo, Democratic Republic of Congo

Alain Mpanya

Affiliation CDTC Maluku, Maluku, Democratic Republic of Congo

Amadeo Dala

Affiliation Instituto de Combate e de Controlo das Tripanossomíases, Luanda, Angola

Jose R. Franco

Address Current address: Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, Innovative and Intensified Disease Management, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Affiliation Malteser International, Malteser Hospital, Yei, Southern Sudan

Gabriele Pohlig

Affiliation Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Michael J. Zellweger

Affiliation Cardiology Department, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JAB CB CH CO GP MJZ. Performed the experiments: JAB BF LK PM FM DK AM AD JRF GP. Analyzed the data: JAB CS CB CO MJZ. Wrote the paper: JAB CB CH MJZ. Critically reviewed the paper: CH CO. Patient recruitment and examinations: BF LK PM FM DK AM AD JRF.