About the Authors

Mandy Kader Konde

Affiliations Sustainable Health Foundation (FOSAD), Conakry, Guinea, Center of Excellence for Training on Research and Priority Diseases (CEFORPAG), Conakry, Guinea

Darren P. Baker

Affiliation Sanofi Genzyme, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United Staes of America

Fode Amara Traore

Affiliation Infectious Disease Ward, National Donka Hospital, Conakry, Guinea

Mamadou Saliou Sow

Affiliation Infectious Disease Ward, National Donka Hospital, Conakry, Guinea

Alioune Camara

Affiliation Center of Excellence for Training on Research and Priority Diseases (CEFORPAG), Conakry, Guinea

Alpha Amadou Barry

Affiliation Center of Excellence for Training on Research and Priority Diseases (CEFORPAG), Conakry, Guinea

Doussou Mara

Affiliation Center of Excellence for Training on Research and Priority Diseases (CEFORPAG), Conakry, Guinea

Abdoulaye Barry

Affiliation Center of Excellence for Training on Research and Priority Diseases (CEFORPAG), Conakry, Guinea

Moussa 3 Cone

Affiliation Center of Excellence for Training on Research and Priority Diseases (CEFORPAG), Conakry, Guinea

Ibrahima Kaba

Affiliation Infectious Disease Ward, National Donka Hospital, Conakry, Guinea

Amento Ablam Richard

Affiliation Center of Excellence for Training on Research and Priority Diseases (CEFORPAG), Conakry, Guinea

Abdoul Habib Beavogui

Affiliation Center of Excellence for Training on Research and Priority Diseases (CEFORPAG), Conakry, Guinea

Stephan Günther

Affiliation Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

on behalf of European Mobile Laboratory Consortium

Full author list provided in Acknowledgments.

Melania Pintilie

Affiliation Department of Biostatistics, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada

Eleanor N. Fish

en.fish@utoronto.ca

Affiliations Toronto General Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada, Department of Immunology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Competing Interests

No sources of commercial funding were provided to support this study. DPB received salary support from Biogen. DPB is presently employed by Sanofi Genzyme, but this employment began after the conclusion of this study. Neither Biogen nor Sanofi Genzyme had a role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. These affiliations do not alter our adherence to all PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: ENF MKK. Formal analysis: ENF MP. Funding acquisition: ENF. Investigation: MKK FAT MSS AC AAB DM AB M3C IK AAR AHB ENF. Methodology: ENF MKK DPB MP. Project administration: ENF MKK. Resources: SG. Supervision: ENF MKK. Validation: ENF MKK SG. Visualization: ENF. Writing – original draft: ENF DPB MP. Writing – review & editing: MKK ENF.