About the Authors

Patricia V. Aguilar, Douglas M. Watts, Kevin Russell, Carolina Guevara, Julia S. Ampuero, Joel M. Montgomery, Eric S. Halsey, Tadeusz J. Kochel
U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit Six, Lima, Peru

Alan D. Barrett, Mohammad F. Saeed
Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Luis Suarez
Directorate of Epidemiology, Lima, Peru

Manuel Cespedes
National Institute of Health, Lima, Peru

Corresponding Author

pvaguila@utmb.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PVA ADB MFS DMW KR CG TJK. Performed the experiments: PVA ADB MFS CG DMW KR TJK. Analyzed the data: PVA ADB MFS JSA CG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JMM. Wrote the paper: PVA ADB ESH TJK. Collaborated with febrile surveillance: LS MC.