About the Authors

Marianne Lebbad

Affiliations Department of Diagnostics and Vaccinology, Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control, Solna, Sweden, Microbiology and Tumor Biology Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Ingvor Petersson

Affiliation Department of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Stockholm County Council, Stockholm, Sweden

Lillemor Karlsson

Affiliation Department of Clinical Microbiology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Silvia Botero-Kleiven

Affiliation Department of Diagnostics and Vaccinology, Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control, Solna, Sweden

Jan O. Andersson

Affiliation Department of Molecular Evolution, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Bo Svenungsson

Affiliation Department of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Stockholm County Council, Stockholm, Sweden

Staffan G. Svärd

Staffan.svard@icm.uu.se

Affiliations Microbiology and Tumor Biology Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ML JOA BS SB-K SGS. Performed the experiments: ML IP LK JOA. Analyzed the data: ML IP SB-K JOA BS SGS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ML LK IP JOA BS. Wrote the paper: ML JOA BS SGS.