About the Authors
- Elves A. P. Maciel, Ana Luiza F. de Carvalho, Simone F. Nascimento, Rosan B. de Matos, Edilane L. Gouveia, Mitermayer G. Reis, Albert I. Ko
- Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
- Simone F. Nascimento
- Municipal Secretary of Health for Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
- Rosan B. de Matos
- State Secretary of Health for Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
- Albert I. Ko
- Division of International Medicine and Infectious Disease, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York, United States of America
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
Conceived and designed the experiments: MR AK EM SN. Performed the experiments: AK EM AC SN RM. Analyzed the data: AK EM AC EG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MR AK. Wrote the paper: AK EM SN EG. Reviewed and revised the final version of the manuscript: EM AC SN RM EG MR.