About the Authors

Veerle Vanlerberghe, Patrick Van der Stuyft
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Elci Villegas, Milagros Oviedo
Instituto “Jose Witremundo Torrealba”, Los Andes University, Trujillo, Venezuela

Alberto Baly
Institute of Tropical Medicine “Pedro Kourí”, Havana, Cuba

Audrey Lenhart, P. J. McCall
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

vvanlerberghe@itg.be

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.