About the Authors

Abraham Degarege

ameng002@fiu.edu

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology, Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, United States of America, Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Dawit Degarege

Affiliation Ethiopian Ministry of Health Office, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Emir Veledar

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, United States of America

Berhanu Erko

Affiliation Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Mathieu Nacher

Affiliations Ecosystemes Amazoniens et Pathologie Tropicale, Université de Guyane, Cayenne, French Guiana, Centre d’Investigation Clinique, CIC INSERM 1424, Centre Hospitalier Andrée Rosemon, Cayenne, French Guiana

Consuelo M. Beck-Sague

Affiliation Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, United States of America

Purnima Madhivanan

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology, Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, United States of America, Public Health Research Institute of India, Mysore, India

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AD PM. Performed the experiments: AD DD PM. Analyzed the data: AD DD EV CMBS PM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AD DD EV BE MN CMBS PM. Wrote the paper: AD DD EV BE MN CMBS PM.