About the Authors

Pascale Bourhy, Sabine Clément, Mathieu Picardeau
Unité de Biologie des Spirochètes, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Louis Collet, Claude Giry, François Pettinelli
Centre Hospitalier de Mayotte, Mayotte, France

Michel Huerre, Patrick Ave
Unité de Recherche et d'Expertise Histotechnologie et Pathologie, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Corresponding Author

mathieu.picardeau@pasteur.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PB LC CG FP MP. Performed the experiments: PB LC SC MH PA CG MP. Analyzed the data: PB LC SC MH MP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LC MP. Wrote the paper: MP.