About the Authors

Malena Bestehorn

Roles Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Writing – original draft

Affiliation Parasitology Unit, University of Hohenheim, D-Stuttgart, Germany

Sebastian Weigold

Roles Investigation, Methodology

Affiliation Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine II, University of Freiburg Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine, Freiburg i.Br., Germany

Winfried V. Kern

Roles Supervision, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine II, University of Freiburg Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine, Freiburg i.Br., Germany

Lidia Chitimia-Dobler

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology

Affiliations Parasitology Unit, University of Hohenheim, D-Stuttgart, Germany, Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology, German Center of Infection Research (DZIF) partner site Munich, Neuherbergstraße 11, München, Germany

Ute Mackenstedt

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Supervision

Affiliation Parasitology Unit, University of Hohenheim, D-Stuttgart, Germany

Gerhard Dobler

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Supervision, Writing – original draft

Affiliations Parasitology Unit, University of Hohenheim, D-Stuttgart, Germany, Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology, German Center of Infection Research (DZIF) partner site Munich, Neuherbergstraße 11, München, Germany

Johannes P. Borde

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Investigation, Supervision, Writing – original draft

johannes.borde@web.de

Affiliations Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine II, University of Freiburg Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine, Freiburg i.Br., Germany, Praxis Dr. J. Borde / Gesundheitszentrum Oberkirch, Am Marktplatz 8, Oberkirch, Germany

Competing Interests

MB, JB, WVK, UM, LCD and GD received financial research and study support from Pfizer Germany. This does not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.