About the Authors

Alain Mpanya, Crispin Lumbala, Victor Kande
Programme National de Lutte contre la Trypanosomiase Humaine Africain (PNLTHA), Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

David Hendrickx, Marleen Boelaert, Pierre Lefèvre
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Mimy Vuna, Pascal Lutumba
Institut Nationale de Recherche Biomédicale, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Albert Kanyinda
Bureau Diocesain des Œuvres Médicales, Mbuji-mayi, Democratic Republic of Congo

Valéry Tshilombo
Université de Mbuji-mayi, Mbuji-mayi, Democratic Republic of Congo

Patrick Mitashi, Pascal Lutumba
Université de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Oscar Luboya
Université de Lubumbashi, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo

Corresponding Author

dhendrickx@itg.be

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AM DH OL VK MB P. Lefèvre P. Lutumba. Performed the experiments: AM CL VT PM VK P. Lutumba. Analyzed the data: AM DH MV AK CL VT P. Lefèvre P. Lutumba. Wrote the paper: AM DH P. Lutumba. Critical revision of the manuscript: AM DH CL VT PM OL VK MB P. Lefèvre P. Lutumba.