About the Authors

John A. Crump, Anne B. Morrissey, Charles Muiruri, John A. Bartlett
Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

John A. Crump
Department of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

John A. Crump, Charles Muiruri, John A. Bartlett
Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

John A. Crump, Venance P. Maro, Grace D. Kinabo, John A. Bartlett
Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Moshi, Tanzania

John A. Crump, Venance P. Maro, Grace D. Kinabo, John A. Bartlett
Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College, Tumaini University, Moshi, Tanzania

John A. Crump
Centre for International Health, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

William L. Nicholson, Robert F. Massung
Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Robyn A. Stoddard, Renee L. Galloway
Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Eng Eong Ooi
Emerging Infectious Diseases Signature Research Program, Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School, Singapore, Singapore

Wilbrod Saganda
Mawenzi Regional Hospital, Moshi, Tanzania

Corresponding Author

john.crump@duke.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JAC JAB. Performed the experiments: JAC ABM WLN RFM RAS RLG EEO VPM WS GDK JAB. Analyzed the data: JAC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WLN RFM RAS RLG EEO. Wrote the paper: JAC ABM WLN RFM RAS RLG EEO VPM WS GDK CM JAB. Managed the research program: CM. Sought and obtained funding: JAB.