About the Authors
- Patrick Mitashi, Epco Hasker, Veerle Lejon, Philippe Büscher, Marleen Boelaert, Stijn Deborggraeve
- Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
- Patrick Mitashi, Dieudonné Mumba Ngoyi, Pascal Lutumba
- Faculty of Medicine, Kinshasa University, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Patrick Mitashi, Dieudonné Mumba Ngoyi, Pati Patient Pyana, Pascal Lutumba
- Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Wim Van der Veken
- Belgian Development Agency, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
I have read the journal's policy and have the following conflicts: FIND, the sponsor of the development of the LAMP kit, made useful suggestions on the technical protocol and provided the required kits and reagents for this study. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish or preparation of the manuscript. This does not alter our adherence to all PLOS policies on sharing data and materials.
Conceived and designed the experiments: PM EH PL PB MB SD. Performed the experiments: PM SD. Analyzed the data: PM EH MB PB SD DMN PPP VL WVdV PL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PM EH MB PB SD DMN PPP VL WVdV PL. Wrote the paper: PM EH PB VL MB SD.