About the Authors

Benjamin M. Althouse

balthous@jhsph.edu

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Justin Lessler

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Amadou A. Sall

Affiliation Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Dakar, Senegal

Mawlouth Diallo

Affiliation Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Dakar, Senegal

Kathryn A. Hanley

Affiliation Department of Biology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States of America

Douglas M. Watts

Affiliations Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States of America, 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

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Derek A. T. Cummings

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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.