About the Authors

Joel G. Breman
Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Ciro A. de Quadros
Sabin Vaccine Institute, Washington (D.C.), United States of America

Walter R. Dowdle
Task Force for Global Health, Decatur, Georgia, United States of America

William H. Foege
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Donald A. Henderson
Center for Biosecurity, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

T. Jacob John
Christian Medical College, Vellore, India [retired]

Myron M. Levine
Center for Vaccine Development, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

mlevine@medicine.umaryland.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: JGB CAdQ WRD WHF DAH TJJ MML. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: JGB CAdQ WRD WHF DAH TJJ MML. Wrote the first draft of the paper: JGB DAH MML. Contributed to the writing of the paper: JGB CAdQ WRD WHF DAH TJJ MML. Wrote a section of the first draft of the paper; contributed to revisions and editing of the paper: TJJ.