About the Authors

Yi-Chin Fan, Jo-Mei Chen, Yi-Ying Chen, Jen-Wei Lin, Chih-Ming Chen, Chao-Chin Chang, Shyan-Song Chiou
Graduate Institute of Microbiology and Public Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan

Hsien-Chung Chiu
Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, National Defense Medical Center and Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Chen-Chang Shih
Department of Neurology, Mennonite Christian Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan

Chih-Ming Chen
Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Tungs' Taichung MetroHarbor Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan

Gwong-Jen J. Chang
Arboviral Diseases Branch, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

Corresponding Author

sschiou@dragon.nchu.edu.tw

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YCF SSC. Performed the experiments: YCF JMC YYC JWL. Analyzed the data: YCF CCC GJJC SSC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HCC CCS CMC. Wrote the paper: YCF SSC.