About the Authors

Heather R. Williamson

Affiliation University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

Mark E. Benbow

Affiliation University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

Lindsay P. Campbell

Affiliation University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America

Christian R. Johnson

Affiliation Fondation Raoul Follereau, Allada, Benin

Ghislain Sopoh

Affiliation Buruli Ulcer Control Programme, Cotonou, Benin

Yves Barogui

Affiliation Buruli Ulcer Control Programme, Cotonou, Benin

Richard W. Merritt

Affiliation Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Pamela L. C. Small

psmall@utk.edu

Affiliation University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HRW MEB LPC CRJ GS PLCS. Performed the experiments: HRW MEB LPC PLCS. Analyzed the data: HRW MEB LPC PLCS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HRW MEB LPC CRJ GS YB RM PLCS. Wrote the paper: HRW MEB LPC PLCS.