About the Authors

Juan David Ramírez

Contributed equally to this work with: Juan David Ramírez, Emilia Mia Sordillo, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Alberto Paniz Mondolfi

Affiliation Grupo de Investigaciones Microbiológicas – UR (GIMUR), Departamento de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad del Rosario. Bogotá, Colombia

Emilia Mia Sordillo

Contributed equally to this work with: Juan David Ramírez, Emilia Mia Sordillo, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Alberto Paniz Mondolfi

Affiliation Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, United States

Eduardo Gotuzzo

Contributed equally to this work with: Juan David Ramírez, Emilia Mia Sordillo, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Alberto Paniz Mondolfi

Affiliation Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Peru

Carol Zavaleta

Affiliation Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Peru

Daniel Caplivski

Affiliation Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, United States

Juan Carlos Navarro

Affiliation Universidad Internacional SEK, Quito, Ecuador

James Lee Crainey

Affiliation Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane/ILMD/FIOCRUZ, Manaus, Brasil

Sergio Luiz Bessa Luz

Affiliation Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane/ILMD/FIOCRUZ, Manaus, Brasil

Lourdes A. Delgado Noguera

Affiliation Instituto de Investigaciones Biomedicas IDB / Emerging Pathogens Network-Incubadora Venezolana de la Ciencia, Cabudare, Venezuela

Roxane Schaub

Affiliations CIC AG/Inserm 1424, Centre Hospitalier de Cayenne Andrée Rosemon, Cayenne, French Guiana, Laboratoire des Ecosystèmes Amazoniens et Pathologie Tropicale (EPaT) EA 3593, Université de Guyane, Labex CEBA, DFR Santé, Cayenne, French Guiana

Cyril Rousseau

Affiliation Santé publique France. French National Public Health Agency. Regional unit. French Guiana. France

Giovanny Herrera

Affiliation Grupo de Investigaciones Microbiológicas – UR (GIMUR), Departamento de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad del Rosario. Bogotá, Colombia

Maria A Oliveira-Miranda

Affiliation Wataniba Amazon Social Workgroup, Caracas, Venezuela

Maria Teresa Quispe-Vargas

Affiliation Wataniba Amazon Social Workgroup, Caracas, Venezuela

Peter J. Hotez

Affiliation National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, United States

Alberto Paniz Mondolfi

Contributed equally to this work with: Juan David Ramírez, Emilia Mia Sordillo, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Alberto Paniz Mondolfi

albertopaniz@yahoo.com

Affiliations Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, United States, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomedicas IDB / Emerging Pathogens Network-Incubadora Venezolana de la Ciencia, Cabudare, Venezuela, Academia Nacional de Medicina de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.