About the Authors

Britta Moens

moensbritta@gmail.com

Affiliation Rega Institute for Medical Research, K. U. Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Daniele Decanine

Address Current address: Universidade Católica Dom Bosco, Campo Grande, Brazil

Affiliation Gonçalo Moniz Research Center, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Salvador-Bahia, Brazil

Soraya Maria Menezes

Affiliation Rega Institute for Medical Research, K. U. Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Ricardo Khouri

Affiliations Rega Institute for Medical Research, K. U. Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, Gonçalo Moniz Research Center, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Salvador-Bahia, Brazil

Gilvanéia Silva-Santos

Address Current address: Nucleo de Tecnologia em Saúde, Universidade Federal de Bahia, Salvador-Bahia, Brazil

Affiliation Gonçalo Moniz Research Center, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Salvador-Bahia, Brazil

Giovanni Lopez

Affiliation Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

Carolina Alvarez

Affiliations Rega Institute for Medical Research, K. U. Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

Michael Talledo

Affiliation Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

Eduardo Gotuzzo

Affiliations Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, Departamento de Medicina, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

Ramon de Almeida Kruschewsky

Affiliation Bahia School of Medicine and Public Health, Salvador-Bahia, Brazil

Bernardo Galvão-Castro

Affiliations Gonçalo Moniz Research Center, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Salvador-Bahia, Brazil, Bahia School of Medicine and Public Health, Salvador-Bahia, Brazil

Anne-Mieke Vandamme

Affiliations Rega Institute for Medical Research, K. U. Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, Centro de Malária e outras Doenças Tropicais, Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal

Johan Van Weyenbergh

Affiliations Rega Institute for Medical Research, K. U. Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, Gonçalo Moniz Research Center, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Salvador-Bahia, Brazil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BM DD JVW. Performed the experiments: BM DD SMM RK GSS GL MT. Analyzed the data: BM CA JVW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EG RAK BGC AV. Wrote the paper: BM JVW AV.