About the Authors

Carlos Medicis Morel

morel@cdts.fiocruz.br

Affiliation 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

Address Current address: Centro Latinoamericano de Perinatología/Salud de la Mujer y Reproductiva (CLAP/SMR) OPS/OMS, Montevideo, Uruguay

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

Gerson Oliveira Penna

Affiliation Secretary of Health Surveillance (SVS), Ministry of Health, Brasilia, Brazil

Reinaldo Guimarães

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

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.