About the Authors

María R. Viñas, Ezequiel Tuduri, Mariana Pichel, Silvina P. Brengi, Anabella Della Gaspera, María I. Caffer, Marcelo Galas
Departamento Bacteriología, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas ANLIS “Dr C. G. Malbrán”, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Alicia Galar, John Stelling
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Katherine Yih, Martin Kulldorff
Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Claudia van der Ploeg, Susana Bruno, Ariel Rogé
Servicio de Antígenos y Antisueros. Instituto Nacional de Producción de Biológicos (INPB) - ANLIS “Dr Carlos G. Malbran”, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Corresponding Author

mrvinas@anlis.gov.ar

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JS MK MG. Performed the experiments: ET AG MG MRV SPB ADG MP. Analyzed the data: MRV ET AG KY MP SPB ADG JS MK MG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SPB ADG CvdP SB AR MIC. Wrote the paper: MRV KY JS MK MP MG.