About the Authors

Daniel H. Libraty

daniel.libraty@umassmed.edu

Affiliation Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Lei Zhang

Affiliation Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

AnaMae Obcena

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Manila, Philippines

Job D. Brion

Affiliation San Pablo City Health Office, San Pablo, Philippines

Rosario Z. Capeding

Affiliations Department of Medicine, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Manila, Philippines, Department of Microbiology, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Manila, Philippines

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DHL. Performed the experiments: LZ. Analyzed the data: DHL RZC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AO JDB. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: DHL RZC.