About the Authors

Sing-Sin Sam, Boon-Teong Teoh, Juraina Abd-Jamil, Sazaly AbuBakar
Tropical Infectious Diseases Research and Education Center (TIDREC), Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sharifah Faridah Syed Omar
Infectious Diseases Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Corresponding Author

sazaly@um.edu.my

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SA. Performed the experiments: SSS BTT JAJ. Analyzed the data: SSS SFSO BTT JAJ SA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SA. Wrote the paper: SSS SFSO BTT SA.