About the Authors

Marija Stojkovic

Marija.Stojkovic@med.uni-heidelberg.de

Affiliation Section of Clinical Tropical Medicine, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Marcel Zwahlen

Affiliations Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, Clinical Trials Unit Bern, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland

Antonella Teggi

Affiliation Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Rome, Italy

Kamenna Vutova

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases, Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, University of Medicine Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

Carmen M. Cretu

Affiliation “C. Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacology, Colentina Teaching Hospital, Bucharest, Romania

Roberto Virdone

Affiliation Azienda Ospedaliera “V. Cervello,” Department of Gastroenterology, Palermo, Italy

Polyxeni Nicolaidou

Affiliation University Hospital “Attikon,” Department of Pediatrics, Haidari, Greece

Nazan Cobanoglu

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, Hacettepe Children's Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Thomas Junghanss

Affiliation Section of Clinical Tropical Medicine, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MS MZ AT KV CMC RV PN NC TJ. Performed the experiments: AT KV CMC RV PN NC. Analyzed the data: MS MZ TJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MS MZ AT KV CMC RV PN NC. Wrote the paper: MS MZ TJ. Coordinated EchinoMEDREV network: MS. Revised the paper: AT KV CMC RV PN NC.