About the Authors

Didier Wernli
Division of International and Humanitarian Medicine, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland

Thomas Haustein, John Conly, Stephan Harbarth
Infection Control Program, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland

Yehuda Carmeli
Infection Control Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Ilona Kickbusch
Global Health Programme, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

stephan.harbarth@hcuge.ch

Competing Interests

JC has an unpaid relationship with the World Health Organization in the Department of Global Alert and Response (Infection Prevention and Control Unit). All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft: DW TH SH. Wrote the manuscript: DW TH JC YC IK SH. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: DW TH YC JC IK SH. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: DW TH YC JC IK SH. Supervised the master′s thesis of DW: IK.