Received: 4 October 2018
Accepted: 7 January 2019
First Online: 25 January 2019
: MIJ holds a PhD in Fundamental Biology and Systems and is the Head of the Parasitology Section of the Public Health Institute of Chile. CA and JL are laboratory technicians with more than three years of experience. MSC holds a PhD in Ecology and Evolutive Biology and is Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology at the Universidad Bernardo O’Higgins. LM holds a PhD in Microbiology and is Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Parasitology at the Universidad Autónoma de Chile. SMC holds a PhD in Microbiology and is a Research Professor at Universidad de los Andes. AO holds a PhD in Biological Sciences and is the Head of the University Biotechnology Institute of the Universidad de Granada. JF holds a PhD in Molecular Biology and is the Head of the Subdepartment of Molecular Genetics of the Public Health Institute of Chile.
: This research was approved by the Ethics Committee of the ISPCh (Santiago, Chile) and adhered to the tenets of the Declaration of Helsinki. Consent to participate was not applicable.
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