About the Authors

Heiman F. L Wertheim

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: h.wertheim@erasmusmc.nl

Address address: Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, National Institute of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Hanoi, Vietnam

Affiliation Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Evelyn Walsh

Affiliation Moyne Institute of Preventive Medicine, Microbiology Department, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Roos Choudhurry

Affiliation Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Damian C Melles

Affiliation Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Hélène A. M Boelens

Affiliation Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Helen Miajlovic

Affiliation Moyne Institute of Preventive Medicine, Microbiology Department, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Henri A Verbrugh

Affiliation Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Timothy Foster

Affiliation Moyne Institute of Preventive Medicine, Microbiology Department, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Alex van Belkum

Affiliation Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

HFLW, DCM, HAV, TF, and AvB wrote the protocol. HFLW, EW, HAMB, and HM performed data analysis. HFLW, DCM, HAV, and AvB interpreted the data. EW, RC, HAMB, and HM performed the experiments. HFLW, TF, and AvB supervised the experiments. RC and DCM enrolled volunteers. HFLW and AvB wrote the paper. EW, RC, DCM, HM, HAV, and TF gave final approval to the manuscript.