About the Authors

Kristine M. Smith, Tracie Seimon, Denise McAloose, William B. Karesh
Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, United States of America

Kristine M. Smith, Simon J. Anthony, Jonathan H. Epstein, Maria D. Sanchez, William B. Karesh, Peter Daszak
EcoHealth Alliance, New York, New York, United States of America

Simon J. Anthony, Tracie Seimon, Maria D. Sanchez, Margot Stuchin, W. Ian Lipkin
Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

William M. Switzer, Hongwei Jia, G. Gale Galland, Sheryl E. Shapiro, Nina Marano
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Thanh Thao Huynh
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, Massachusetts, United States of America

Jonathan M. Sleeman
United States Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Margot Stuchin, George Amato, Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis
Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

ksmith@ecohealthalliance.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KS SA WS NM GG SS JE TS PD DM WK WL GA S-OK JS. Performed the experiments: KS SA TS M.Sanchez M.Stuchin HJ WS SS TH DM S-OK. Analyzed the data: KS SA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KS WL WS JS GA NM GG SS PD JE WK. Wrote the paper: KS SA WS. Provided access to confiscated specimens: NM GG.