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


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.