About the Authors

Eric Kendjo

Affiliations Medical Research Unit, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Lambaréné, Gabon, Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany, Department of Parasitology, Mycology and Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Libreville, Gabon, Université Pierre et Marie-Curie – CNR paludisme, Paris, France

Tsiri Agbenyega

Affiliation University of Science and Technology, School of Medical Science, Kumasi, Ghana

Kalifa Bojang

Affiliation Medical Research Council Laboratories, Banjul, The Gambia

Charles R. J. C. Newton

Affiliations KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medicine Research (Coast), Kilifi, Kenya, Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom

Marielle Bouyou-Akotet

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, Mycology and Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Libreville, Gabon

Florian Pedross

Affiliation Department of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Health Economics, Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

Maryvonne Kombila

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, Mycology and Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Libreville, Gabon

Raimund Helbok

raimund.helbok@uki.at

Affiliations Medical Research Unit, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Lambaréné, Gabon, Clinical Department of Neurology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria

Peter Gottfried Kremsner

Affiliations Medical Research Unit, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Lambaréné, Gabon, Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Contributed materials: EK RH TA KB CRN MBA KB MK PGK. Patient recruitement: TA KB CRJCN MBA MK PGK. Critical approval of the manuscript: RH TA KB CRJCN MBA KB MK PGK.. Conceived and designed the experiments: EK PGK. Analyzed the data: EK RH FP. Wrote the paper: EK RH.