About the Authors

Marike Alferink, Roy E. Stewart, Adelita V. Ranchor
University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Health Sciences, Groningen, The Netherlands

Marike Alferink, Adelita V. Ranchor
University of Groningen, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Graduate School for Health Research SHARE, Groningen, The Netherlands

Tjip S. van der Werf, Ymkje Stienstra
University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases Service, Groningen, The Netherlands

Ghislain E. Sopoh, Didier C. Agossadou, Yves T. Barogui, Frederic Assouto, Chantal Agossadou
Programme de Lutte Contre la Lèpre et l'Ulcère de Buruli, Ministries of Health, Cotonou, Bénin

Corresponding Author

m.alferink@umcg.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AVR TSVDW DCA GES YTB YS FA CA MA. Performed the experiments: DCA GES YTB FA CA MA. Analyzed the data: RES AVR MA YS TSVDW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RES AVR. Wrote the paper: MA AVR TSVDW DCA RES GES YTB YS FA CA. Final approval of the manuscript to be published: AVR TSVDW DCA RES GES YTB YS FA CA.