About the Authors

Braulio M. Valencia

Contributed equally to this work with: Braulio M. Valencia, David Miller

braulio.valencia@upch.pe

Affiliation Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Alexander von Humboldt”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

David Miller

Contributed equally to this work with: Braulio M. Valencia, David Miller

Affiliation Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Richard S. Witzig

Affiliation Section of Infectious Diseases, Tulane University School of Medicine and East Jefferson General Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Andrea K. Boggild

Affiliation Tropical Disease Unit, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University Health Network and the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Alejandro Llanos-Cuentas

Affiliations Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Alexander von Humboldt”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RSW ALC. Performed the experiments: BMV DM AKB. Analyzed the data: BMV AKB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BMV DM AKB RSW. Wrote the paper: BMV DM AKB RSW ALC.