About the Authors

Marcus Beissner

beissner@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine (DITM), University Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

Ebekalisai Piten

Affiliation Centre Hospitalier Régional Maritime (CHR Maritime), Tsévié, Togo

Issaka Maman

Affiliation Institut National d'Hygiène (INH), Lomé, Togo

Dominik Symank

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine (DITM), University Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

Moritz Jansson

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine (DITM), University Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

Jörg Nitschke

Affiliations Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine (DITM), University Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, German Leprosy and Tuberculosis Relief Association (DAHW), Würzburg, Germany

Komi Amekuse

Affiliation German Leprosy and Tuberculosis Relief Association (DAHW), Togo office, Lomé, Togo

Basil Kobara

Affiliation Programme National de Lutte contre L'Ulcère de Buruli – Lèpre et Pian (PNLUB-LP), Lomé, Togo

Franz Wiedemann

Affiliation German Leprosy and Tuberculosis Relief Association (DAHW), Togo office, Lomé, Togo

Harald Hoffmann

Affiliation Institute of Microbiology and Laboratory Medicine, Pneumological Teaching Hospital of the University of Munich, Gauting, Germany

Adolf Diefenhardt

Affiliation German Leprosy and Tuberculosis Relief Association (DAHW), Würzburg, Germany

Kossi Badziklou

Affiliation Institut National d'Hygiène (INH), Lomé, Togo

Abiba Banla Kere

Affiliation Institut National d'Hygiène (INH), Lomé, Togo

Thomas Löscher

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine (DITM), University Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

Gisela Bretzel

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine (DITM), University Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.