About the Authors

Ilaria Vanni, Simone Mario Cacciò, Edoardo Pozio, Fabio Tosini
Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immunomediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

Lindy van Lith
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Marianne Lebbad
Department of Diagnostics and Vaccinology, Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control (SMI), Solna, Sweden

Staffan G. Svärd
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, BMC, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Corresponding Author

fabio.tosini@iss.it

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: IV SC FT. Performed the experiments: IV SC LVL FT. Analyzed the data: IV SC LVL ML SGS EP FT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SC ML SGS EP. Wrote the paper: IV SC FT.