About the Authors

Eleanor M. Cottam, Jemma Wadsworth, Andrew E. Shaw, Rebecca J. Rowlands, Lynnette Goatley, Sushila Maan, Narender S. Maan, Peter P. C. Mertens, Katja Ebert, Yanmin Li, Eoin D. Ryan, Nicholas Juleff, Nigel P. Ferris, Donald P. King, David J. Paton, Nick J. Knowles
Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom

Eleanor M. Cottam, Daniel T. Haydon
Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

John W. Wilesmith
Animal Health and Welfare, Defra, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

nick.knowles@bbsrc.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EC DK DP NK. Performed the experiments: EC JW AS RR LG SM NM PM KE YL ER NJ NF. Analyzed the data: EC JWW DH DK DP NK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EC YL ER NJ NF DH NK. Wrote the paper: EC DH DK DP NK.