About the Authors

Hein Sprong, Joke W. B. van der Giessen
Laboratory for Zoonoses and Environmental Microbiology, National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Simone M. Cacciò
Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immunomediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

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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.