About the Authors

Lúcio M. Barbosa

Affiliations Gonçalo Moniz Research Center, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Bahiana School of Medicine and Public Health, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Luciano K. Silva

Affiliation Gonçalo Moniz Research Center, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Eliana A. Reis

Affiliation Gonçalo Moniz Research Center, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Theomira M. Azevedo

Affiliation Gonçalo Moniz Research Center, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Jackson M. Costa

Affiliation Gonçalo Moniz Research Center, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Walter A. Blank

Affiliation Case Western Reserve University, Center for Global Health and Diseases, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Mitermayer G. Reis

Affiliation Gonçalo Moniz Research Center, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Ronald E. Blanton

reb6@case.edu

Affiliations Case Western Reserve University, Center for Global Health and Diseases, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Centre, Infectious Diseases Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centre, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: REB MGR. Performed the experiments: LKS JMC EAR TMA WAB. Analyzed the data: LMB REB WAB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MGR REB. Wrote the paper: LMB REB.