About the Authors

Frieder Schaumburg, Robin Köck, Christof von Eiff, Georg Peters, Karsten Becker
Institute of Medical Microbiology, University of Münster, Münster, Germany

Frieder Schaumburg, Solange Soulanoudjingar, Ulysse Ateba Ngoa, Saadou Issifou, Peter G. Kremsner
Medical Research Unit, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Lambaréné, Gabon

Robin Köck, Alexander W. Friedrich
Institute of Hygiene, University of Münster, Münster, Germany

Solange Soulanoudjingar, Ulysse Ateba Ngoa, Saadou Issifou, Peter G. Kremsner
Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Christof von Eiff
Pfizer Pharma GmbH, Berlin, Germany

Mathias Herrmann
Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Saarland, Homburg, Germany

Corresponding Author

frieder.schaumburg@ukmuenster.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FS SS CvE SI AWF PGK GP MH KB. Performed the experiments: FS RK SS UAN. Analyzed the data: FS RK KB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AWF SI PGK GP. Wrote the paper: FS RK AWF CvE PGK MH GP KB.