About the Authors

Norbert Heinrich, Elmar Saathoff, Nina Weller, Petra Clowes, Inge Kroidl, Thomas Löscher, Michael Hoelscher
Division of Infectious Diseases, Medical Center of the University of Munich, Munich, Germany

Norbert Heinrich, Elmar Saathoff, Nina Weller, Petra Clowes, Inge Kroidl, Thomas Löscher, Michael Hoelscher
German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF), University of Munich, Munich, Germany

Petra Clowes, Inge Kroidl, Elias Ntinginya, Leonard Maboko, Michael Hoelscher
NIMR-Mbeya Medical Research Programme, Mbeya, Tanzania

Harun Machibya
Mbeya Regional Medical Office, Ministry of Health, Mbeya, Tanzania

Gerhard Dobler
Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology, Munich, Germany

Corresponding Author

heinrich@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NH ES PC TL GD MH. Performed the experiments: NW PC IK GD. Analyzed the data: NH ES NW GD MH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ES PC EN HM LM. Wrote the paper: NH ES GD PC. Acquisition of funding: MH NH. Supervision of acquisition of data: NH ES PC EN HM LM GD.