About the Authors

Michael P. Walsh, Donald Seto
Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, George Mason University, Manassas, Virginia, United States of America

Ashish Chintakuntlawar, Christopher M. Robinson, James Chodosh
Howe Laboratory, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Ijad Madisch, Albert Heim
Insitut für Virologie, Medizinische Hochschule, Hannover, Germany

Balázs Harrach
Veterinary Medical Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

Nolan R. Hudson, Morris S. Jones
Clinical Investigation Facility, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis AFB, California, United States of America

David Schnurr
Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory, California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

drmorrisj@yahoo.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: IM DS AH JC DS MSJ. Performed the experiments: MPW AVC CMR IM NRH. Analyzed the data: MPW AVC CMR IM BH DS AH JC DS MSJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DS AH JC DS MSJ. Wrote the paper: MPW AVC CMR IM BH DS AH JC DS MSJ.