About the Authors

Anna L. Reye

Affiliation Institute of Immunology, Centre de Recherche Public de la Santé / National Public Health Laboratory, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Valentina Stegniy

Affiliation Clinical and Experimental Laboratory for Chronic Neuroinfections, Republican Research and Practical Centre for Epidemiology and Microbiology, Minsk, Belarus

Nina P. Mishaeva

Affiliation Clinical and Experimental Laboratory for Chronic Neuroinfections, Republican Research and Practical Centre for Epidemiology and Microbiology, Minsk, Belarus

Sviataslau Velhin

Affiliation Clinical and Experimental Laboratory for Chronic Neuroinfections, Republican Research and Practical Centre for Epidemiology and Microbiology, Minsk, Belarus

Judith M. Hübschen

Affiliation Institute of Immunology, Centre de Recherche Public de la Santé / National Public Health Laboratory, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

George Ignatyev

Affiliation Clinical and Experimental Laboratory for Chronic Neuroinfections, Republican Research and Practical Centre for Epidemiology and Microbiology, Minsk, Belarus

Claude P. Muller

Claude.Muller@CRP-SANTE.LU

Affiliation Institute of Immunology, Centre de Recherche Public de la Santé / National Public Health Laboratory, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ALR SV JMH NPM GI CPM. Performed the experiments: ALR VS NPM. Analyzed the data: ALR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SV GI CPM. Wrote the paper: ALR VS SV JMH NPM GI CPM.