About the Authors

Guillermo Comach, Carlos Espino, Gloria Sierra, Daria E. Camacho
Laboratorio Regional de Diagnostico e Investigacion del Dengue y otras Enfermedades Virales (LARDIDEV), Instituto de Investigaciones Biomedicas de la Universidad de Carabobo (BIOMED-UC), Maracay, Venezuela

Nimfa Teneza-Mora, Tadeusz J. Kochel
Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

Tadeusz J. Kochel, V. Alberto Laguna-Torres, Josefina Garcia, Gloria Chauca, Maria E. Gamero, Merly Sovero, Eric S. Halsey
U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit Six (NAMRU-6), Lima, Peru

Slave Bordones
Hospital José María Carabaño Tosta, Instituto Venezolano de los Seguros Sociales, Maracay, Venezuela

Iris Villalobos
Hospital Central de Maracay, Corporación de Salud de Aragua (CORPOSALUD ARAGUA), Maracay, Venezuela

Angel Melchor
Dirección de Epidemiología, Corporación de Salud de Aragua (CORPOSALUD ARAGUA), Maracay, Venezuela

Corresponding Author

gcomach@yahoo.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: G. Comach TJK VALT. Performed the experiments: DEC G. Chauca MEG MS. Analyzed the data: G. Comach NTM TJK CE VALT JG ESH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: G. Comach TJK GS DEC G. Chauca MEG MS SB IV AM. Wrote the paper: G. Comach NTM TJK CE GS DEC VALT JG ESH. Revised the article critically for important intellectual content: TJK CE GS DEC VALT JG EHS SB IV AM.