About the Authors

Maximo O. Brito

mbrito@uic.edu

Affiliation From the Section of Infectious Diseases and the School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Lilliam M. Caso

Affiliation From Pasantía Rural, Secretaría de Salud Pública, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Hannabell Balbuena

Affiliation From Pasantía Rural, Secretaría de Salud Pública, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Robert C. Bailey

Affiliation From the Section of Infectious Diseases and the School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Competing Interests

M. Brito is on the speaker's bureau of GlaxoSmithkline. This relationship is unrelated to this research project and does not alter the author's adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials as detailed in the guide for authors.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MOB RB. Performed the experiments: MOB LMC HB. Analyzed the data: MOB RB. Wrote the paper: MOB.