About the Authors

Veerle Vanlerberghe

vvanlerberghe@itg.be

Affiliation Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Elci Villegas

Affiliation Instituto “Jose Witremundo Torrealba”, Los Andes University, Trujillo, Venezuela

Milagros Oviedo

Affiliation Instituto “Jose Witremundo Torrealba”, Los Andes University, Trujillo, Venezuela

Alberto Baly

Affiliation Institute of Tropical Medicine “Pedro Kourí”, Havana, Cuba

Audrey Lenhart

Affiliation Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

P. J. McCall

Affiliation Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Patrick Van der Stuyft

Affiliation Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VV EV PVdS. Performed the experiments: EV MO. Analyzed the data: VV AB PVdS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: VV AL PJM. Wrote the paper: VV EV MO AB AL PJM PVdS.