About the Authors

Sarah S. Wheeler, Meighan P. Vineyard, William K. Reisen
Center for Vectorborne Diseases, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Leslie W. Woods
California Animal Health and Food Safety, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

wkreisen@ucdavis.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SSW WKR. Performed the experiments: SSW MPV. Analyzed the data: SSW WKR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LWW. Wrote the paper: SSW WKR LWW.