About the Authors
- Marlene Thielecke, Hermann Feldmeier
- Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charité University Medicine, Berlin, Germany
- Vaomalala Raharimanga, Christophe Rogier, Vincent Richard
- Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar
- Manuela Stauss-Grabo
- Faculty of Medicine, Mainz University, Mainz, Germany
Dr. Feldmeier acknowledges the receipt of consulting fees and travel grants from Engelhard Arzneimittel GmbH & Co. KG. Dr. Stauss-Grabo was an employee of Engelhard Arzneimittel GmbH & Co. KG at the time the study was planned. This does not alter our adherence to all PLOS policies on sharing data and materials. The other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
Conceived and designed the experiments: HF CR MSG. Performed the experiments: MT VRa. Analyzed the data: MT HF CR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: VRi CR MSG. Wrote the paper: MT HF. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: HF CR MSG MT VRa VRi.