About the Authors

Daniel Schnorr, Aline C. Muniz, Sara Passos, Luiz H. Guimaraes, Ednaldo L. Lago, Olívia Bacellar, Edgar M. Carvalho
Serviço de Imunologia, Complexo Hospitalar Universitário Prof. Edgard Santos, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil

Daniel Schnorr
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, United States of America

Sara Passos, Luiz H. Guimaraes, Olívia Bacellar, Edgar M. Carvalho
Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia de Doenças Tropicais (CNPq/MCT), Salvador, Brazil

Marshall J. Glesby
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

imuno@ufba.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DS MJG EMC. Performed the experiments: ACM SP ELL. Analyzed the data: DS LHG OB MJG EMC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ACM SP OB. Wrote the paper: DS ACM OB MJG EMC. Medical doctor and researcher of the endemic area, responsible for patients' diagnoses and treatment: LHG. Field assistance: ELL.