About the Authors

Fernando Abad-Franch

Contributed equally to this work with: Fernando Abad-Franch, Gustavo H. Grimmer

fernando@amazonia.fiocruz.br

Affiliation Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane – Fiocruz Amazônia, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

Gustavo H. Grimmer

Contributed equally to this work with: Fernando Abad-Franch, Gustavo H. Grimmer

Affiliation Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane – Fiocruz Amazônia, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

Vanessa S. de Paula

Affiliation Instituto Oswaldo Cruz – Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Luiz T. M. Figueiredo

Affiliation Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil

Wornei S. M. Braga

Affiliation Fundação de Medicina Tropical do Estado do Amazonas, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

Sérgio L. B. Luz

Affiliation Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane – Fiocruz Amazônia, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FAF SLBL. Performed the experiments: GHG VSP FAF. Analyzed the data: FAF GHG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GHG LTMF WSMB SLBL. Wrote the paper: FAF. Commented on and approved the final version of the manuscript: FAF GHG VSP LTMF WSMB SLBL.