About the Authors

Maha Abdeladhim

Contributed equally to this work with: Maha Abdeladhim, Mélika Ben Ahmed

Affiliation Department of Clinical Immunology, Pasteur Institute of Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia

Mélika Ben Ahmed

Contributed equally to this work with: Maha Abdeladhim, Mélika Ben Ahmed

melika.benahmed@pasteur.rns.tn

Affiliation Department of Clinical Immunology, Pasteur Institute of Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia

Soumaya Marzouki

Affiliation Department of Clinical Immunology, Pasteur Institute of Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia

Nadia Belhadj Hmida

Affiliation Department of Clinical Immunology, Pasteur Institute of Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia

Thouraya Boussoffara

Affiliation LIVGM, Pasteur Institute of Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia

Nabil Belhaj Hamida

Affiliation Department of Medical Epidemiology, Pasteur Institute of Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia

Afif Ben Salah

Affiliation Department of Medical Epidemiology, Pasteur Institute of Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia

Hechmi Louzir

Affiliations Department of Clinical Immunology, Pasteur Institute of Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia, LIVGM, Pasteur Institute of Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MBA MA HL. Performed the experiments: MBA MA SM Nadia Belhadj Hmida. Analyzed the data: MBA MA HL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TB Nabil Belhaj Hmida ABS. Wrote the paper: MBA MA HL.