About the Authors

Yves T. Barogui, Ghislain E. Sopoh
Programme National de Lutte Contre la Lèpre et l'Ulcère de Buruli, Ministère de la Santé, Cotonou, Bénin

Yves T. Barogui, Sandor Klis, Tjip S. van der Werf, Ymkje Stienstra
University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases, Groningen, The Netherlands

Honoré Sourou Bankolé
Département de Génie de Biologie Humaine, Ecole polytechnique de l'Université d'Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou, Bénin

Solomon Mamo
Agogo Presbyterian Hospital, Department of Surgery, Agogo, Ghana

Lamine Baba-Moussa
Laboratoire de biologie et de typage moléculaire en microbiologie, département de biochimie et biologie cellulaire, Faculté des sciences et techniques, Université d'Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou, Bénin

Willem L. Manson
University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Medical Microbiology, Groningen, The Netherlands

Roch Christian Johnson
Fondation Raoul Follereau, Cotonou, Bénin

Corresponding Author

y.stienstra@umcg.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YTB SK GES WLM RCJ TSW YS. Performed the experiments: YTB HSB GES SM LBM. Analyzed the data: YTB SK WLM YS. Wrote the paper: YTB HSB GES SM LBM SK GES WLM RCJ TSW YS.