About the Authors

Gkikas Magiorkinis, Emmanouil Magiorkinis, Dimitrios Paraskevis, Angelos Hatzakis
Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Simon Y. W. Ho
Centre for Macroevolution and Macroecology, Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Beth Shapiro
Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Oliver G. Pybus
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Jean-Pierre Allain
Department of Haematology, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

ahatzak@med.uoa.gr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: GM EM DP SYWH BS OGP JPA AH. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: GM EM DP SYWH BS OGP JPA AH. Designed the experiments/the study: GM DP BS OGP AH. Analyzed the data: GM JPA. Collected data/did experiments for the study: GM EM. Wrote the first draft of the paper: GM. Contributed to the writing of the paper: GM EM DP SYWH OGP JPA AH. Supervised research leading to the results/conclusions of this study: BS AH.