About the Authors

Ron Dzikowski

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York, United States of America

Matthias Frank

Affiliations Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York, United States of America , Division of International Health and Infectious Diseases, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York, United States of America

Kirk Deitsch

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: kwd2001@med.cornell.edu

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

RD and KD conceived and designed the experiments. RD and MF performed the experiments. RD and MF analyzed the data. RD and KD wrote the paper.