About the Authors

Johannes A. Blum, Caecilia Schmid, Christian Burri, Christoph Hatz, Gabriele Pohlig
Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

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

Blaise Fungula, Patrick Mangoni
Hôpital Evangélique de Vanga, Vanga, Democratic Republic of Congo

Leon Kazumba
Centre Neuro Psycho Pathologique, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Florent Mbo
Hôpital General de Reference Bandundu, Bandundu, Democratic Republic of Congo

Kambau Deo
Hôpital Evangélique de Kikongo, Kikongo, Democratic Republic of Congo

Alain Mpanya
CDTC Maluku, Maluku, Democratic Republic of Congo

Amadeo Dala
Instituto de Combate e de Controlo das Tripanossomíases, Luanda, Angola

Jose R. Franco
Malteser International, Malteser Hospital, Yei, Southern Sudan

Michael J. Zellweger
Cardiology Department, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

johannes.blum@unibas.ch

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.