About the Authors

Yen-Fang Huang

Affiliations Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taipei, Taiwan, Institute of Health Policy and Management, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Jyh-Yuan Yang

kenelson@jhsph.edu (KEN); jyyang@cdc.gov.tw (J-YY)

Affiliation Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taipei, Taiwan

Kenrad E. Nelson

kenelson@jhsph.edu (KEN); jyyang@cdc.gov.tw (J-YY)

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Hsu-Sung Kuo

Affiliation Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taipei, Taiwan

Chin-Yin Lew-Ting

Affiliations Institute of Health Policy and Management, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Public Health, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Chin-Hui Yang

Affiliation Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taipei, Taiwan

Chang-Hsun Chen

Affiliation Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taipei, Taiwan

Feng-Yee Chang

Affiliation Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taipei, Taiwan

Hui-Rong Liu

Affiliation Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taipei, Taiwan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YFH JYY KEN HSK. Performed the experiments: CHY HRL YFH JYY. Analyzed the data: CYLT CHC FYC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CYLT KEN HSK. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: YFH JYY. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: KEN HSK CYLT CHY CHC FYC HRL. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: YFH JYY KEN HSK CYLT CHY CHC FYC HRL. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: YFH JYY KEN HSK CYLT CHY CHC FYC HRL. Enrolled patients: YFH CHY HRL.