About the Authors

Marie-Ève Hamelin

Affiliation CHUQ-CHUL Research Center in Infectious Diseases and Laval University, Québec City, Québec, Canada

Mariana Baz

Affiliation CHUQ-CHUL Research Center in Infectious Diseases and Laval University, Québec City, Québec, Canada

Yacine Abed

Affiliation CHUQ-CHUL Research Center in Infectious Diseases and Laval University, Québec City, Québec, Canada

Christian Couture

Affiliation Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec, Québec City, Québec, Canada

Philippe Joubert

Affiliation Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec, Québec City, Québec, Canada

Édith Beaulieu

Affiliation GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, Laval, Québec, Canada

Nathalie Bellerose

Affiliation GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, Laval, Québec, Canada

Martin Plante

Affiliation GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, Laval, Québec, Canada

Corey Mallett

Affiliation GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, Laval, Québec, Canada

Gregg Schumer

Affiliation National Microbiology Laboratory, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Gary P. Kobinger

Affiliation National Microbiology Laboratory, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Guy Boivin

Guy.Boivin@crchul.ulaval.ca

Affiliation CHUQ-CHUL Research Center in Infectious Diseases and Laval University, Québec City, Québec, Canada

Competing Interests

Corey Mallett, Édith Beaulieu, Nathalie Bellerose and Martin Plante are employees of the GlaxoSmithKline Company.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MEH CM GPK GB. Performed the experiments: MB CC PJ EB NB GS. Analyzed the data: MEH MB YA CC PJ EB MP GS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MH GB. Wrote the paper: MEH. Principal investigator: GB.