About the Authors

Sabine Lederer, Erik Lattwein, Merle Hanke, Karen Sonnenberg, Winfried Stoecker
EUROIMMUN Medizinische Labordiagnostika AG, Luebeck, Germany

Åke Lundkvist
Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Antti Vaheri, Olli Vapalahti
Department of Virology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Paul K. S. Chan
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China

Heinz Feldmann, Daryl Dick
Special Pathogens Program, Zoonotic Diseases and Special Pathogens, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit
WHO Collaborating Centre for Arbovirus and Haemorrhagic Fever Reference and Research, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

Paula Padula
Departamento de Virología, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas, A.N.L.I.S. ‘Dr. Carlos G. Malbrán,’ Buenos Aires, Argentina

Pablo A. Vial
Clínica Alemana School of Medicine, Institute of Science, Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile

Raluca Panculescu-Gatej, Cornelia Ceianu
Laboratory of Vector-Borne Infections and Medical Entomology, CANTACUZINO National Institute for Research and Development in Microbiology and Immunology, Bucharest, Romania

Paul Heyman
Research Laboratory for Vector-Borne Diseases, Queen Astrid Military Hospital, Brussels, Belgium

Tatjana Avšič-Županc
Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Laboratory for Diagnosis of Zoonoses and WHO Laboratory, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Matthias Niedrig
Center for Biological Safety (ZBS-1), Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany

Corresponding Author

e.lattwein@euroimmun.de

Competing Interests

I have read the journal's policy and have the following conflicts: S. Lederer and E. Lattwein are employees of EUROIMMUN AG. K. Sonnenberg and M. Hanke were employees of EUROIMMUN AG at the time of conducting this study or writing the manuscript, respectively. W. Stoecker is a board member of EUROIMMUN AG.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KS SL WS MN. Performed the experiments: SL AV OV PKSC HF DD JSC PP PAV RPG CC. Analyzed the data: SL EL MH KS AV OV PKSC HF JSC PP PAV CC MN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WS ÅL AV OV PKSC HF JSC PP PAV CC PH TAZ. Wrote the paper: MH EL SL WS AV PKSC HF JSC PP PAV CC PH TAZ MN.