Celso Cunha, João Paulo Tavanez, Global Health and Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology Unit, Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 1349-008 Lisboa, Portugal
Severin Gudima, Department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Immunology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 67874, United States
Author contributions: Cunha C coordinated and designed the study, wrote and edited the manuscript; Tavanez JP wrote the manuscript; Gudima S designed the study, wrote and edited the manuscript.
Supported by NIH to Dr. Gudima, Nos. R01CA166213, R21AI097647, and R21AI099696.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare to have no conflicts of interests.
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Correspondence to: Celso Cunha, Associate Professor, Global Health and Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology Unit, Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Rua da Junqueira, 100, 1349-008 Lisboa, Portugal. email@example.com
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Received: July 4, 2015
Peer-review started: July 10, 2015
First decision: July 31, 2015
Revised: October 14, 2015
Accepted: October 23, 2015
Article in press: October 27, 2015
Published online: November 12, 2015