About the Authors

Vincent J Munster, Chantal Baas, Pascal Lexmond, Guus F Rimmelzwaan, Walter E. P Beyer, Martin Schutten, Albert D. M. E Osterhaus, Ron A. M Fouchier
Department of Virology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Jonas Waldenström, Björn Olsen
Section for Zoonotic Ecology and Epidemiology, Department of Biology and Environmental Science, University of Kalmar, Kalmar, Sweden

Anders Wallensten
Smedby Health Center, Kalmar County Council, Kalmar, Sweden

Anders Wallensten
Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

Thord Fransson
Bird Ringing Center, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden

Björn Olsen
Department of Clinical Science, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden

Corresponding Author

r.fouchier@erasmusmc.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

VJM, GFR, BO, ADMEO, and RAMF conceived and designed the experiments. VJM, CB, PL, MS, and RAMF performed the experiments. VJM, JW, AW, TF, GFR, WEPB, ADMEO, and RAMF analyzed the data. VJM, CB, PL, JW, AW, TF, MS, BO, and RAMF contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. VJM and RAMF wrote the paper.