About the Authors

Marit G. Tellevik

marit.gjerde.tellevik@helse-bergen.no

Affiliation National Centre for Tropical Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

Sabrina J. Moyo

Affiliations Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Bjørn Blomberg

Affiliations National Centre for Tropical Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway, Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, Department of Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

Torunn Hjøllo

Affiliation Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Samuel Y. Maselle

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Nina Langeland

Affiliations Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, Department of Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

Kurt Hanevik

Affiliations National Centre for Tropical Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway, Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Competing Interests

Kurt Hanevik has previously been a member of an advisory board for Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Baltimore, USA. Otherwise, there are no conflicts of interest. This does not alter our adherence to all PLOS NTDs policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MGT SJM TH KH. Performed the experiments: MGT SJM TH. Analyzed the data: MGT SJM BB TH KH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MGT SJM BB TH SYM NL KH. Wrote the paper: MGT SJM BB TH SYM NL KH. Conceived and designed the study: SJM BB NL. Conducted and supervised field work: SJM.