About the Authors

Simon Delgado

Affiliation Centro de Salud de Eterazama, Cochabamba, Bolivia

Bobbie R. Erickson

Affiliation Special Pathogens Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Roberto Agudo

Affiliation Servicio Departamental de Salud, Cochabamba, Bolivia

Patrick J. Blair

Affiliation Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Lima, Peru

Efrain Vallejo

Affiliation Servicio Departamental de Salud, Cochabamba, Bolivia

César G. Albariño

Affiliation Special Pathogens Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Jorge Vargas

Affiliation Centro Nacional de Enfermedades Tropicales (CENETROP), Santa Cruz, Bolivia

James A. Comer

Affiliation Special Pathogens Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Pierre E. Rollin

Affiliation Special Pathogens Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Thomas G. Ksiazek

Affiliation Special Pathogens Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

James G. Olson

Affiliation Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Lima, Peru

Stuart T. Nichol

snichol@cdc.gov

Affiliation Special Pathogens Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CA JO SN. Performed the experiments: BE CA JC. Analyzed the data: BE RA PB EV CA JV JC PR TK JO SN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SD RA PB EV JV JC PR JO. Wrote the paper: BE SN. Initial clinician that reported the case, described the clinical course and provided specimens: SD. Clinicians involved in the case investigation: RA and EV. Participated in field investigation: PB. Participated in case investigation: JV. Edited the paper: TK. Led NMRCD investigation: JO.