About the Authors

Gisela Bretzel, Kristina Lydia Huber, Marcus Beissner, Karl-Heinz Herbinger, Kerstin Helfrich, Erna Fleischmann, Thomas Löscher
Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine (DITM), University Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU), Munich, Germany

Basil Kobara
Programme National de Lutte contre L'Ulcère de Buruli – Lèpre et Pian (PNLUB-LP), Lomé, Togo

Ebekalisai Piten
Centre Hospitalier Régionale Tsévié (CHR), Tsévié, Togo

Franz Xaver Wiedemann, Komi Amekuse
German Leprosy and Tuberculosis Relief Association (DAHW), Togo Office, Lomé, Togo

Abiba Banla Kere
Institut National d'Hygiène (INH), Lomé, Togo

Adolf Diefenhardt, Jörg Nitschke
German Leprosy and Tuberculosis Relief Association (DAHW), Würzburg, Germany

Corresponding Author

bretzel@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GB KLH BK MB FXW AD TL JN. Performed the experiments: KLH EP KH EF JN. Analyzed the data: GB KLH MB EP K-HH KA AB-K KH JN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GB KB K-HH FXW AB-K AD TL. Wrote the paper: GB KLH MB K-HH JN. Planning and realization of training workshops for CLTs and health staff in Togo: GB KLH BK EP FXW KA AB-K AD JN. Planning and realization of outreach activities for case finding in Togo: KLH BK EP FXW KA AB-K AD JN. Critical review of manuscript: K-HH TL.