About the Authors

Leticia Franco

Contributed equally to this work with: Leticia Franco, Gustavo Palacios

francolet@isciii.es

Affiliation National Center for Microbiology, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain

Gustavo Palacios

Contributed equally to this work with: Leticia Franco, Gustavo Palacios

Affiliation Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

José Antonio Martinez

Affiliation Hospital Infanta Cristina, Parla, Madrid, Spain

Ana Vázquez

Affiliation National Center for Microbiology, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain

Nazir Savji

Affiliation Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

Fernando De Ory

Affiliation National Center for Microbiology, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain

María Paz Sanchez-Seco

Affiliation National Center for Microbiology, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain

Dolores Martín

Affiliation Laboratorio Br Salud, San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid, Spain

W. Ian Lipkin

Affiliation Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

Antonio Tenorio

Affiliation National Center for Microbiology, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LF GP AT. Performed the experiments: LF GP AV NS FO MPS-S DM. Analyzed the data: LF GP JAM FO DM AT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GP WIL AT. Wrote the paper: LF GP WIL AT. Clinical diagnosis and management: JAM DM. Read and approval of the manuscript: LF GP JAM AV NS FO MPS-S DM WIL AT.