About the Authors

Neide T. Boldrini

Affiliation Post-Graduate Program in Infectious Diseases, Federal University of Espirito Santo (Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo – UFES), Vitória-Espírito Santo (ES), Brazil

Luciana B. Freitas

Affiliation Post-Graduate Program in Infectious Diseases, Federal University of Espirito Santo (Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo – UFES), Vitória-Espírito Santo (ES), Brazil

Amanda R. Coutinho

Affiliation Post-Graduate Program in Infectious Diseases, Federal University of Espirito Santo (Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo – UFES), Vitória-Espírito Santo (ES), Brazil

Flavia Z. Loureiro

Affiliation Post-Graduate Program in Infectious Diseases, Federal University of Espirito Santo (Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo – UFES), Vitória-Espírito Santo (ES), Brazil

Liliana C. Spano

Affiliation Post-Graduate Program in Infectious Diseases, Federal University of Espirito Santo (Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo – UFES), Vitória-Espírito Santo (ES), Brazil

Angélica E. Miranda

espinosa@ndi.ufes.br

Affiliation Post-Graduate Program in Infectious Diseases, Federal University of Espirito Santo (Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo – UFES), Vitória-Espírito Santo (ES), Brazil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NTB LCS AEM. Performed the experiments: NTB LBF ARC FZL LCS AEM. Analyzed the data: NTB LCS AEM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LBF ARC FZL LCS. Wrote the paper: NTB LBF ARC FZL LCS AEM.