About the Authors

Li-Qun Fang, Yan-Li Li, Wen-Yi Zhang, Quan Qian, Ya-Pin Li, Lan Wei, Hong Yang, Wu-Chun Cao
State Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Biosecurity, Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, Beijing, China

Xian-Jun Wang, Shao-Xia Song, Zhi-Qiang Wang
Shandong Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Jinan, China

Song Liang
College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Corresponding Author

caowc@nic.bmi.ac.cn

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LQF XJW SL WCC. Analyzed the data: LQF XJW SL YLL SXS WYZ QQ YPL LW ZQW HY WCC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LQF XJW YLL SXS WYZ QQ YPL LW ZQW HY. Wrote the paper: LQF XJW SL WCC.