About the Authors

Fernando Abad-Franch

fernando@amazonia.fiocruz.br

Affiliation Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane – Fiocruz Amazônia, Manaus, Brazil

M. Celeste Vega

Affiliation Centro para el Desarrollo de la Investigación Científica, Asunción, Paraguay

Miriam S. Rolón

Affiliation Centro para el Desarrollo de la Investigación Científica, Asunción, Paraguay

Walter S. Santos

Affiliation Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane – Fiocruz Amazônia, Manaus, Brazil

Antonieta Rojas de Arias

Affiliations Centro para el Desarrollo de la Investigación Científica, Asunción, Paraguay, Pan American Health Organization, Asunción, Paraguay

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FAF ArDA. Performed the experiments: FAF MCV MSR WSS ARdA. Analyzed the data: FAF ARdA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MCV MSR WSS. Wrote the paper: FAF. All authors contributed to the last version of the draft manuscript.