About the Authors

Holly M. Biggs

Affiliation Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Julian T. Hertz

Affiliation Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

O. Michael Munishi

Affiliation Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Moshi, United Republic of Tanzania

Renee L. Galloway

Affiliation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Florian Marks

Affiliation International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, South Korea

Wilbrod Saganda

Affiliation Mawenzi Regional Hospital, Moshi, United Republic of Tanzania

Venance P. Maro

Affiliations Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Moshi, United Republic of Tanzania, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Moshi, United Republic of Tanzania

John A. Crump

john.crump@duke.edu

Affiliations Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Moshi, United Republic of Tanzania, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Moshi, United Republic of Tanzania, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JAC FM. Performed the experiments: JAC WS VPM JTH OMM. Analyzed the data: HMB JTH JAC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RLG. Wrote the paper: HMB JAC JTH OMM RLG FM WS VPM. Supervised laboratory testing for leptospirosis: RLG.