About the Authors

Matthias Schrader, Torsten Hauffe, Fred Jopp, Thomas Wilke
Department of Animal Ecology and Systematics, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Giessen, Germany

Zhijie Zhang
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

George M. Davis
Department of Microbiology and Tropical Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

Justin V. Remais
Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

tom.wilke@allzool.bio.uni-giessen.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TW GMD JVR MS. Performed the experiments: TW MS TH ZZ. Analyzed the data: TW MS TH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JMD FJ. Wrote the paper: TW MS.