About the Authors

Jiaqi Tang, Changjun Wang, Xiuzhen Pan, Huaru Wang, Haili Wang, Huamei Zhao, Jianhua Yue
Department of Epidemiology, Research Institute for Medicine of Nanjing Command, Nanjing, China

Youjun Feng, Feng Gao, Abdul Hamid Khan, George F Gao
Center for Molecular Immunology and State Key Laboratory of Microbial Resources, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Youjun Feng, Abdul Hamid Khan
Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Weizhong Yang, Hongjie Yu, Yu Wang
Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), Beijing, China

Huaidong Song, Zhu Chen
State Key Laboratory of Medical Genomics, Ruijin Hospital Affiliated to Medical School of Shanghai Jiao-Tong University, Shanghai, China

Huaidong Song, Guo-Ping Zhao, Zhu Chen
Chinese National Human Genome Center, Shanghai, China

Zhihai Chen
Beijing Ditan Hospital, Beijing, China

Xiaojun Zhou, Bo Wu
Department of Pathology, Jinling Hospital of Nanjing, Nanjing, China

Ying Lin, Zhenqiang Wu, Xiaowei He, Xiaoning Wang
School of Biosciences and Bioengineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

Jian Wang
Beijing Genomics Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Jiaqi Tang, Changjun Wang, Weizhong Yang, Zhihai Chen, Hongjie Yu, Xiaojun Zhou, Bo Wu, and Yu Wang did the clinical investigation in the field. Jiaqi Tang, Zhu Chen, Jian Wang, Guo-Ping Zhao, Xiaoning Wang, and George F. Gao designed the study. Changjun Wang, Youjun Feng, Huaidong Song, Xiaojun Zhou, Huaru Wang, Bo Wu, Haili Wang, Huamei Zhao, Ying Lin, and Jianhua Yue performed the experiments. Changjun Wang, Youjun Feng, Xiuzhen Pan, Zhenqiang Wu, Xiaowei He, Feng Gao, and Abdul Hamid Khan analyzed the data. Jiaqi Tang, Youjun Feng, and George F. Gao wrote the paper.