About the Authors

Simone Harder

harder@bni-hamburg.de

Affiliation Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

Meike Thiel

Affiliation Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

Joachim Clos

Affiliation Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

Iris Bruchhaus

Affiliation Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SH IB. Performed the experiments: SH MT JC. Analyzed the data: SH MT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JC. Wrote the paper: SH JC IB.