About the Authors

Rashida A. Ferrand

rabferr@gmail.com

Affiliations London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Biomedical Research & Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe

Tsitsi Bandason

Affiliation Biomedical Research & Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe

Praise Musvaire

Affiliation Biomedical Research & Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe

Natasha Larke

Affiliation London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Kusum Nathoo

Affiliation University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

Hilda Mujuru

Affiliation University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

Chiratidzo E. Ndhlovu

Affiliation University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

Shungu Munyati

Affiliation Biomedical Research & Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe

Frances M. Cowan

Affiliation University College London, London, United Kingdom

Diana M. Gibb

Affiliation Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit, London, United Kingdom

Elizabeth L. Corbett

Affiliations London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Biomedical Research & Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: RAF TB PM NL KN HM CEN SM FMC DMG ELC. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: RAF TB PM NL KN HM CEN SM FMC DMG ELC. Designed the experiments/the study: RAF KN ELC. Analyzed the data: RAF TB ELC. Collected data/did experiments for the study: RAF TB PM. Enrolled patients: RAF HM. Wrote the first draft of the paper: RAF. Contributed to the writing of the paper: RAF NL KN HM CEN SM FMC DMG ELC. Conceived the idea of the study: ELC RAF. All authors were involved in discussions on the study and contributed to the design of the study and to writing of the paper. All authors have seen and approved the final version. Microscopy, culture, and identification of the isolates for the specimens collected for this study: PM. Advised on data analysis: NL. Clinical management of some of the patients: HM. Contributed to the mentorship of RAF: CEN.