About the Authors

Sabine Lederer

Affiliation EUROIMMUN Medizinische Labordiagnostika AG, Luebeck, Germany

Erik Lattwein

e.lattwein@euroimmun.de

Affiliation EUROIMMUN Medizinische Labordiagnostika AG, Luebeck, Germany

Merle Hanke

Affiliation EUROIMMUN Medizinische Labordiagnostika AG, Luebeck, Germany

Karen Sonnenberg

Address Current address: ks-ls, Berlin, Germany

Affiliation EUROIMMUN Medizinische Labordiagnostika AG, Luebeck, Germany

Winfried Stoecker

Affiliation EUROIMMUN Medizinische Labordiagnostika AG, Luebeck, Germany

Åke Lundkvist

Affiliation Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Antti Vaheri

Affiliation Department of Virology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Olli Vapalahti

Affiliation Department of Virology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Paul K. S. Chan

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China

Heinz Feldmann

Address Current address: Laboratory of Virology, Division of Intramural Research, NIAID, NIH, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

Affiliation 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

Daryl Dick

Affiliation 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

Affiliation WHO Collaborating Centre for Arbovirus and Haemorrhagic Fever Reference and Research, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

Paula Padula

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

Pablo A. Vial

Affiliation Clínica Alemana School of Medicine, Institute of Science, Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile

Raluca Panculescu-Gatej

Affiliation Laboratory of Vector-Borne Infections and Medical Entomology, CANTACUZINO National Institute for Research and Development in Microbiology and Immunology, Bucharest, Romania

Cornelia Ceianu

Affiliation Laboratory of Vector-Borne Infections and Medical Entomology, CANTACUZINO National Institute for Research and Development in Microbiology and Immunology, Bucharest, Romania

Paul Heyman

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

Tatjana Avšič-Županc

Affiliation Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Laboratory for Diagnosis of Zoonoses and WHO Laboratory, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Matthias Niedrig

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

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.