About the Authors

Jan Felix Drexler, Nadine Petersen, Klaus Grywna, Marcus Panning, Augustina Annan
Clinical Virology Group, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

Jan Felix Drexler, Bernd Kupfer, Christian Drosten
Institute of Virology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Jan Felix Drexler, Eduardo M Netto
Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory, University Hospital Prof. Edgard Santos, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil

Rejane Maria Tommasini Grotto, Silvia Maria Corvino Rodrigues, Giovanni Faria Silva, Maria Inês de Moura Campos Pardini
University of São Paulo State (UNESP), Botucatu Medical School, Blood Transfusion Centre - Molecular Biology Laboratory and Internal Medicine Department, Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil

Jill Douglas, Peter Simmonds
Virus Evolution Group, Centre for Infectious Diseases, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Evelyn S. C Koay
Department of Pathology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Evelyn S. C Koay
Molecular Diagnosis Centre, National University Hospital, Singapore

Heidi Smuts
Division Medical Virology/National Health Laboratory Service, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

W. Kurt Roth
GFE Blut mbH, Frankfurt (Main), Germany

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

JFD and CD conceived and designed the experiments. JFD, BK, NP, RMTG, SMCR, KG, MP, AA, GFS, JD, ESCK, HS, PS, MIdMCP, and WKR performed the experiments. JFD, EMN, and CD analyzed the data. BK, RMTG, SMCR, GFS, JD, ESCK, HS, PS, MIdMCP, and WKR contributed materials. JFD and CD wrote the paper.