About the Authors

Dominic Wichmann

Affiliation Sektion Infektiologie und Tropenmedizin, I. Medizinische Klinik, Universitätsklinikum Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

Marcus Panning

Affiliation Clinical Virology Group, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

Thomas Quack

Affiliation Institute of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

Stefanie Kramme

Affiliation Clinical Virology Group, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

Gerd-Dieter Burchard

Affiliation Sektion Infektiologie und Tropenmedizin, I. Medizinische Klinik, Universitätsklinikum Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

Christoph Grevelding

Affiliation Institute of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

Christian Drosten

drosten@virology-bonn.de

Address Current address: Institute of Virology, University of Bonn Medical Centre, Bonn, Germany

Affiliation Clinical Virology Group, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CG CD. Performed the experiments: DW MP TQ SK. Analyzed the data: DW MP CD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TQ GDB CG. Wrote the paper: DW CD.