About the Authors

Christopher W. Woods, Aimee K. Zaas, Timothy Veldman, Joseph E. Lucas, Geoffrey S. Ginsburg
Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Christopher W. Woods, Micah T. McClain, Aimee K. Zaas, Jay Varkey
Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Christopher W. Woods, Micah T. McClain, Bradly P. Nicholson
Durham Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Minhua Chen, Lawrence Carin
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Stephen F. Kingsmore
National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

Yongsheng Huang, Alfred O. Hero III
Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan, Ann Arobor, Michigan, United States of America

Robert Lambkin-Williams, Anthony G. Gilbert
Retroscreen Virology, London, United Kingdom

Elizabeth Ramsburg
Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Seth Glickman
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of North Carolina-Chapel-Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The viral signature developed from this work is indeed the subject of a pending patent held by Dr's Ginsburg, Woods, Zaas, Lucas, Hero and Carin: PCT Application No. PCT/US2010/036257, “METHODS OF IDENTIFYING INFECTIOUS DISEASE AND ASSAYS FOR IDENTIFYING INFECTIOUS DISEASE” (File date 5/2010). However, this does not conflict with PLOS One policies and the research data will be made publically available according to the journal”s policy. Dr. Gilbert and Dr. Lambkin-Williams are employed by Retroscreen Virology, as mentioned in the Authors” affiliations portion of the manuscript. This company was involved in oversight of the conduction of the viral challenge studies utilized in the current manuscript. This does not in any way alter the authors' adherence to all of the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CWW GSG TV LC RL-W AGG. Performed the experiments: CWW MTM BN JV RL-W AGG SG ER. Analyzed the data: CWW MTM MC AKZ YH AOH JL LC GSG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SFK YH RL-W AGG AOH ER JL LC. Wrote the paper: CWW MTM AKZ GSG.