About the Authors

Silke R. Klee

Contributed equally to this work with: Silke R. Klee, Elzbieta B. Brzuszkiewicz

klees@rki.de

Affiliation Centre for Biological Security (ZBS), Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, Germany

Elzbieta B. Brzuszkiewicz

Contributed equally to this work with: Silke R. Klee, Elzbieta B. Brzuszkiewicz

Affiliation Goettingen Genomics Laboratory, Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, Georg August University Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany

Herbert Nattermann

Affiliation Centre for Biological Security (ZBS), Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, Germany

Holger Brüggemann

Address Current address: Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany

Affiliation Goettingen Genomics Laboratory, Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, Georg August University Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany

Susann Dupke

Affiliation Centre for Biological Security (ZBS), Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, Germany

Antje Wollherr

Affiliation Goettingen Genomics Laboratory, Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, Georg August University Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany

Tatjana Franz

Affiliation Centre for Biological Security (ZBS), Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, Germany

Georg Pauli

Affiliation Centre for Biological Security (ZBS), Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, Germany

Bernd Appel

Address Current address: Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Berlin, Germany

Affiliation Centre for Biological Security (ZBS), Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, Germany

Wolfgang Liebl

Address Current address: Technical University of München, Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany

Affiliation Goettingen Genomics Laboratory, Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, Georg August University Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany

Emmanuel Couacy-Hymann

Affiliation LANADA/Laboratoire Central de Pathologie Animale, Bingerville, Côte d'Ivoire

Christophe Boesch

Affiliation Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

Frauke-Dorothee Meyer

Affiliation Goettingen Genomics Laboratory, Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, Georg August University Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany

Fabian H. Leendertz

Affiliation Research Group Emerging Zoonoses (NG2), Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, Germany

Heinz Ellerbrok

Affiliation Centre for Biological Security (ZBS), Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, Germany

Gerhard Gottschalk

Affiliation Goettingen Genomics Laboratory, Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, Georg August University Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany

Roland Grunow

Affiliation Centre for Biological Security (ZBS), Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, Germany

Heiko Liesegang

Affiliation Goettingen Genomics Laboratory, Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, Georg August University Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SRK EBB HN GP BA WL CB FHL HE GG RG HL. Performed the experiments: SRK HN SD TF FDM. Analyzed the data: SRK EBB HB SD AW HL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ECH FHL. Wrote the paper: SRK EBB HB GP GG RG HL.