About the Authors

Fernando Abad-Franch, Gustavo H. Grimmer, Sérgio L. B. Luz
Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane – Fiocruz Amazônia, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

Vanessa S. de Paula
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz – Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Luiz T. M. Figueiredo
Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil

Wornei S. M. Braga
Fundação de Medicina Tropical do Estado do Amazonas, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

Corresponding Author

fernando@amazonia.fiocruz.br

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.