About the Authors

Anna Bachmann

Affiliation Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

Claudia Esser

Affiliation Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

Michaela Petter

Current address: Department of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Australia

Affiliation Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

Sabine Predehl

Affiliation Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

Vera von Kalckreuth

Current address: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Affiliation Department of Tropical Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

Stefan Schmiedel

Affiliation Department of Tropical Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

Iris Bruchhaus

Affiliation Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

Egbert Tannich

tannich@bni-hamburg.de

Affiliation Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AB CE ET. Performed the experiments: AB CE MP SP. Analyzed the data: AB CE ET. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MP VvK SS ET. Wrote the paper: AB MP IB ET.