About the Authors

Patricia V. Aguilar

pvaguila@utmb.edu

Address Current address: Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Affiliation U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit Six, Lima, Peru

Alan D. Barrett

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Mohammad F. Saeed

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Douglas M. Watts

Address Current address: University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States of America

Affiliation U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit Six, Lima, Peru

Kevin Russell

Affiliation U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit Six, Lima, Peru

Carolina Guevara

Affiliation U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit Six, Lima, Peru

Julia S. Ampuero

Affiliation U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit Six, Lima, Peru

Luis Suarez

Affiliation Directorate of Epidemiology, Lima, Peru

Manuel Cespedes

Affiliation National Institute of Health, Lima, Peru

Joel M. Montgomery

Affiliation U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit Six, Lima, Peru

Eric S. Halsey

Affiliation U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit Six, Lima, Peru

Tadeusz J. Kochel

Affiliation U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit Six, Lima, Peru

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.