About the Authors

Hein Sprong

hein.sprong@rivm.nl (HS); joke.van.der.giessen@rivm.nl (JWBvdG)

Affiliation Laboratory for Zoonoses and Environmental Microbiology, National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Simone M. Cacciò

Affiliation Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immunomediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

Joke W. B. van der Giessen

hein.sprong@rivm.nl (HS); joke.van.der.giessen@rivm.nl (JWBvdG)

Affiliation Laboratory for Zoonoses and Environmental Microbiology, National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, The Netherlands

on behalf of the ZOOPNET network and partners

Members and partners of the ZOOPNET network are noted in the Acknowledgements.

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SMC JWBvdG. Performed the experiments: HS. Analyzed the data: HS SMC JWBvdG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SMC JWBvdG. Wrote the paper: HS.