About the Authors

Stefan Michael Geiger

stefan@cpqrr.fiocruz.br

Affiliations Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine, Medical Center, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Neal Douglas Edward Alexander

Affiliations Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine, Medical Center, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., United States of America, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases and Department for Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Ricardo Toshio Fujiwara

Affiliation Departamento de Parasitologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Simon Brooker

Affiliation Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases and Department for Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Bonnie Cundill

Affiliation Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases and Department for Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

David Joseph Diemert

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine, Medical Center, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Rodrigo Correa-Oliveira

Affiliation Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Jeffrey Michael Bethony

Affiliations Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine, Medical Center, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SMG RTF DJD JMB. Performed the experiments: SMG RTF. Analyzed the data: SMG NDEA RTF BC JMB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DJD RCO JMB. Wrote the paper: SMG NDEA RTF JMB. Analysis and interpretation of data: SMG NDEA RTF SB BC DJD RCO JMB. Drafted the manuscript: SMG RTF NDEA JMB. Revised the manuscript: SMG NDEA RTF SB BC DJD RCO JMB.