About the Authors

Ann R. Hunt

Ann.Hunt@colostate.edu

Affiliation Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

Shana Frederickson

Address Current address: Life Technologies, Carlsbad, California, United States of America

Affiliation Alexion Antibody Technologies, San Diego, California, United States of America

Toshiaki Maruyama

Address Current address: Calmune Corporation, San Diego, California, United States of America

Affiliation Alexion Antibody Technologies, San Diego, California, United States of America

John T. Roehrig

Affiliation Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

Carol D. Blair

Affiliation Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ARH SF TM JTR. Performed the experiments: ARH TM. Analyzed the data: ARH SF TM JTR CDB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SF JTR CDB. Wrote the paper: ARH JTR CDB.