About the Authors

Emiel B. M. Spuesens, Eline G. Visser, Nico G. Hartwig, Annemarie M. C. van Rossum
Department of Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Erasmus MC–Sophia, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Emiel B. M. Spuesens, Theo Hoogenboezem, Cornelis Vink
Laboratory of Paediatrics, Erasmus MC–Sophia, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Pieter L. A. Fraaij, Henriette A. Moll
Department of General Paediatrics, Erasmus MC–Sophia, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Pieter L. A. Fraaij, Martin Schutten, Suzan D. Pas, Albert D. M. E. Osterhaus
Department of Virology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Wim C. J. Hop
Department of Biostatistics, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Léon N. A. van Adrichem
Department of Plastic Surgery, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Frank Weber
Department of Anaesthesiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Berth Broekman
General Practitioners Cooperative, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Marjolein Y. Berger
Department of General Practice, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

Tineke van Rijsoort-Vos, Alex van Belkum
Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Alex van Belkum
Microbiology R&D, bioMérieux, La Balme-les-Grottes, France

Corresponding Author

e.spuesens@erasmusmc.nl

Competing Interests

At the time of the study, AB was a paid member on the Cepheid Scientific Advisory Board in which he is no longer taking part. After the study, AB joined bioMérieux, a company specializing in infectious disease' diagnostics. ADO is Head of the department of Virology of the Erasmus MC. He is involved in or with many initiatives within the virology field. This involvement ranges from expert advice to various international organisations involved in the area of general human and veterinary health to advising spin-out companies of the Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam that are endeavouring to bridge the gap between scientific discovery/knowledge and putting these to practical use in society. For purposes of transparency and to avoid of possible conflicts of interest, Professor Osterhaus discloses all his interests in matters related, directly or indirectly, to his position as head of the Department of Virology of Erasmus MC. Professor Osterhaus has share certificates in Viroclinics Biosciences B.V. AMR received fees for speaking from Abbott. AMR has received grants from the NutsOhra Foundation, The Netherlands, and the Thrasher Fund, USA. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EBS PLF NGH CV AMR. Performed the experiments: EBS TH TRV MS SDP CV. Analyzed the data: EBS PF WCH AB MS ADO NGH CV AMR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LNA FW AB MS ADO CV. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: EBS CV AMR. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: EBS PLF WCH HAM MYB AB MS ADO NGH CV AMR. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: EBS PLF EGV TH WCH LNA FW HAM BB MYB TR AB MS SDP ADO NGH CV AMR. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: EBS PLF EGV TH WCH LNA FW HAM BB MYB TR AB MS SDP ADO NGH CV AMR. Facilitated data collection: LNA FW HAM BB MYB.