About the Authors

Benjamin M. Althouse, Justin Lessler, Derek A. T. Cummings
Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Amadou A. Sall, Mawlouth Diallo
Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Dakar, Senegal

Kathryn A. Hanley
Department of Biology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States of America

Douglas M. Watts
Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States of America

Douglas M. Watts
Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases and Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Scott C. Weaver
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Corresponding Author

balthous@jhsph.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BMA DATC. Performed the experiments: BMA. Analyzed the data: BMA JL DATC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BMA JL AAS MD KAH DMW SCW DATC. Wrote the paper: BMA DATC. Critical intellectual contributions to manuscript: BMA JL AAS MD KAH DMW SCW DATC. Revised manuscript: BMA JL AAS MD KAH DMW SCW DATC. Provided data: AAS MD KAH DMW SCW.