About the Authors

Naomi E. Aronson, Glenn W. Wortmann, Wendy B. Bernstein, Mary A. Marovich, Mark E. Polhemus, Robert A. Gasser Jr, Charles N. Oster
Infectious Diseases Division, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Naomi E. Aronson, Glenn W. Wortmann, William R. Byrne, Mark E. Polhemus, Kelly A. Hummer, Robert A. Gasser Jr, Charles N. Oster, Paul M. Benson
Infectious Diseases Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington (D. C.), United States of America

Robin S. Howard
Department of Clinical Investigation, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington (D. C.), United States of America

Wendy B. Bernstein, Mary A. Marovich
Department of Retrovirology, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

In-Kyu Yoon
Department of Clinical Trials, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Springs, Maryland, United States of America

Kelly A. Hummer
Clinical Research Management, Hinckley, Ohio, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Naomi.aronson@us.army.mil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NEA RSH PMB. Performed the experiments: NEA GWW WRB WBB MAM MEP IKY KAH PMB. Analyzed the data: NEA RSH WBB RAG CNO PMB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GWW MAM KAH RAG CNO PMB. Wrote the paper: NEA RSH MAM. Developed the PCR for rapid diagnosis: GWW. Critically reviewed the manuscript: GWW WRB MEP IKY KAH RAG CNO PMB. Critically reviewed draft manuscript: WBB.