About the Authors

Ligia Vizeu Barrozo

Contributed equally to this work with: Ligia Vizeu Barrozo, Gil Benard

lija@usp.br

Affiliation Department of Geography, School of Phylosophy, Literature and Human Sciences, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo State, Brazil

Gil Benard

Contributed equally to this work with: Ligia Vizeu Barrozo, Gil Benard

Affiliation Laboratory of Medical Investigation in Dermatology and Immunodeficiencies (LIM-56), Clinics Hospital of the Medical School, and Laboratory of Medical Mycology (LIM-53), Tropical Medicine Institute, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo State, Brazil

Maria Elisa Siqueira Silva

Affiliation Department of Geography, School of Phylosophy, Literature and Human Sciences, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo State, Brazil

Eduardo Bagagli

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Biosciences of Botucatu, São Paulo State University, Botucatu, São Paulo State, Brazil

Silvio Alencar Marques

Affiliation Department of Dermatology and Radiotherapy, Botucatu Medical School, São Paulo State University, Botucatu, São Paulo State, Brazil

Rinaldo Poncio Mendes

Affiliation Department of Tropical Diseases, Botucatu Medical School, São Paulo State University, Botucatu, São Paulo State, Brazil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LVB GB. Performed the experiments: LVB. Analyzed the data: LVB GB MESS EB SAM RPM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MESS SAM RPM. Wrote the paper: LVB GB MESS EB SAM RPM.