About the Authors

John Buckendahl, Judith Dorothea Kehr, Martin Seidenschwang, Hermann Feldmeier
Department of Microbiology and Hygiene, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charité University Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Jörg Heukelbach
Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil

Liana Ariza
Post-Graduation Program in Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil

Corresponding Author

hermann.feldmeier@charite.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JH HF. Performed the experiments: JB LA MS. Analyzed the data: JB LA MS HF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JB JH LA JDK HF. Wrote the paper: JB HF.