About the Authors

Patricia V. Aguilar

Affiliation Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Lima, Peru

A. Paige Adams

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Center for Tropical Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Victor Suárez

Affiliation National Institute of Health, Lima, Peru

Luis Beingolea

Affiliation Office of Epidemiology, Lima, Peru

Jorge Vargas

Affiliation Centro de Enfermedades Tropicales, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Stephen Manock

Affiliation Hospital Vozandes del Oriente, Shell, Ecuador

Juan Freire

Affiliation Hospital de la IV División de Amazonas, Puyo, Ecuador

Willan R. Espinoza

Affiliation Hospital de la IV División de Amazonas, Puyo, Ecuador

Vidal Felices

Affiliation Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Lima, Peru

Ana Diaz

Affiliation Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima, Peru

Xiaodong Liang

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Center for Tropical Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Yelin Roca

Affiliation Centro de Enfermedades Tropicales, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Scott C. Weaver

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Center for Tropical Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Tadeusz J. Kochel

Tad.kochel@med.navy.mil

Affiliation Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Lima, Peru

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PVA APA VS LB JV SM SCW TJK. Performed the experiments: PVA APA VF AD XL. Analyzed the data: PVA APA LB JV VF SCW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: VS LB JV SM JF WRE YR SCW TJK. Wrote the paper: PVA APA SM SCW TJK.