About the Authors

Patricia V. Aguilar, Vidal Felices, Tadeusz J. Kochel
Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Lima, Peru

A. Paige Adams, Xiaodong Liang, Scott C. Weaver
Department of Pathology and Center for Tropical Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Victor Suárez
National Institute of Health, Lima, Peru

Luis Beingolea
Office of Epidemiology, Lima, Peru

Jorge Vargas, Yelin Roca
Centro de Enfermedades Tropicales, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Stephen Manock
Hospital Vozandes del Oriente, Shell, Ecuador

Juan Freire, Willan R. Espinoza
Hospital de la IV División de Amazonas, Puyo, Ecuador

Ana Diaz
Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima, Peru

Corresponding Author

Tad.kochel@med.navy.mil

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.