About the Authors

Kawango E. Agot

mamagifto@yahoo.com

Affiliation Department of Research, Impact Research and Development Organization, Kisumu, Kenya

Ann Vander Stoep

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Melissa Tracy

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Billy A. Obare

Affiliation Department of Research, Impact Research and Development Organization, Kisumu, Kenya

Elizabeth A. Bukusi

Affiliation Center for Microbiology Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

Jeckoniah O. Ndinya-Achola

Affiliation Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Stephen Moses

Affiliation Department of Community Health Sciences and Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Noel S. Weiss

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KEA AVS MT BAO EAB JONA SM NSW. Performed the experiments: KEA BAO EAB. Analyzed the data: KEA AVS MT BAO EAB JONA SM NSW. Wrote the paper: KEA AVS MT BAO EAB JONA SM NSW. Principal Investigator of the study: KEA.