About the Authors

Yegnasew Takele

Contributed equally to this work with: Yegnasew Takele, Tamrat Abebe

Affiliation Gondar University Leishmaniasis Research and Treatment Centre, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia

Tamrat Abebe

Contributed equally to this work with: Yegnasew Takele, Tamrat Abebe

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Immunology, Parasitology and Pathology, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Teklu Weldegebreal

Affiliation Gondar University Leishmaniasis Research and Treatment Centre, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia

Asrat Hailu

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Immunology, Parasitology and Pathology, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Workagegnehu Hailu

Affiliation College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia

Zewdu Hurissa

Affiliation Gondar University Leishmaniasis Research and Treatment Centre, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia

Jemal Ali

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology, School of Biomedical and Laboratory Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia

Ermiyas Diro

Affiliation Gondar University Leishmaniasis Research and Treatment Centre, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia

Yifru Sisay

Affiliation College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia

Tom Cloke

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Section of Immunology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Manuel Modolell

Affiliation Department of Cellular Immunology, Max-Planck-Institute for Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany

Markus Munder

Affiliation Third Department of Medicine (Hematology, Oncology, and Pneumology), University Medical Center Mainz, Mainz, Germany

Fabienne Tacchini-Cottier

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, WHO Immunology Research and Training Center, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

Ingrid Müller

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Section of Immunology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Pascale Kropf

Pascale.Kropf@lshtm.ac.uk

Affiliation Department of Immunology and Infection, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: T. Abebe T. Cloke I. Müller P. Kropf. Performed the experiments: Y. Takele T. Abebe T. Weldegebreal P. Kropf. Analyzed the data: Y. Takele T. Abebe T. Weldegebreal A. Hailu W. Hailu Z. Hurissa J. Ali E. Diro Y. Sisay T. Cloke M. Modolell M. Munder F. Tacchini-Cottier I. Müller P. Kropf. Wrote the paper: Y. Takele T. Abebe T. Weldegebreal F. Tacchini-Cottier I. Müller P. Kropf.