About the Authors

Diawo Diallo, Amadou A. Sall, Oumar Faye, Cheikh T. Diagne, Ousmane Faye, Yamar Ba, Ibrahima Dia, Mawlouth Diallo
Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Dakar, Senegal

Michaela Buenemann, Kathryn A. Hanley
Departments of Geography and Biology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States of America

Rubing Chen, Scott C. Weaver
Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, and Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Douglas Watts
University of Texas, El Paso, Texas, United States of America

Corresponding Author

sweaver@utmb.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DD AAS MB Oumar Faye DW SCW KAH MD. Performed the experiments: DD AAS Oumar Faye RC CTD YB ID KAH MD Ousmayne Faye. Analyzed the data: DD MB KAH MD Ousmayne Faye. Wrote the paper: DD MB KAH MD.