About the Authors

Octavie Lunguya, Marie-France Phoba, Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum
National Institute for Biomedical Research, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Octavie Lunguya, Marie-France Phoba, Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum
University Hospital of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Veerle Lejon, Jan Jacobs
Department of Clinical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Sophie Bertrand, Raymond Vanhoof
Institute of Public Health, Brussels, Belgium

Jan Verhaegen
University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Anthony Marius Smith, Karen Helena Keddy
Centre for Enteric Diseases, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Corresponding Author

vlejon@itg.be

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: OL JV JJMT JJ. Performed the experiments: OL VL MFP. Analyzed the data: OL VL SB RV JV AMS KHK JJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: OL MFP SB RV JV AMS KHK JJMT JJ. Wrote the paper: OL VL AMS KHK JJ.