About the Authors

Carlos Medicis Morel
National Institute for Science and Technology on Innovation on Neglected Diseases (INCT/IDN), Center for Technological Development in Health (CDTS), Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Suzanne Jacob Serruya
Department of Science and Technology (DECIT), Secretary of Science, Technology and Strategic Goods (SCTIE), Ministry of Health, Brasilia, Brazil

Gerson Oliveira Penna
Secretary of Health Surveillance (SVS), Ministry of Health, Brasilia, Brazil

Reinaldo Guimarães
Secretary of Science, Technology and Strategic Goods (SCTIE), Ministry of Health, Brasilia, Brazil

Corresponding Author

morel@cdts.fiocruz.br

Competing Interests

CMM is an Editorial Advisor to PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CMM SJS GOP RG. Performed the experiments: CMM. Analyzed the data: CMM GOP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SJS RG. Wrote the paper: CMM.