About the Authors

Oumar Faye

Contributed equally to this work with: Oumar Faye, Caio C. M. Freire

Affiliation Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Dakar, Senegal

Caio C. M. Freire

Contributed equally to this work with: Oumar Faye, Caio C. M. Freire

Affiliation Laboratory of Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics, Department of Microbiology, Biomedical Sciences Institute, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Atila Iamarino

Affiliation Laboratory of Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics, Department of Microbiology, Biomedical Sciences Institute, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Ousmane Faye

Affiliation Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Dakar, Senegal

Juliana Velasco C. de Oliveira

Affiliation Laboratory of Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics, Department of Microbiology, Biomedical Sciences Institute, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Mawlouth Diallo

Affiliation Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Dakar, Senegal

Paolo M. A. Zanotto

Affiliation Laboratory of Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics, Department of Microbiology, Biomedical Sciences Institute, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Amadou Alpha Sall

asall@pasteur.sn

Affiliation Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Dakar, Senegal

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AAS OumF. Performed the experiments: OumF JVCdO. Analyzed the data: PMAZ CCMF AAS OumF AI. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AAS OumF PMAZ CCMF OusF AI JVCdO. Wrote the paper: OumF CCMF AAS PMAZ OusF MD AI JVCdO.