About the Authors

Kimberly A. Dowd

Contributed equally to this work with: Kimberly A. Dowd, Christiane A. Jost

Affiliation Viral Pathogenesis Section, Laboratory of Viral Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Christiane A. Jost

Contributed equally to this work with: Kimberly A. Dowd, Christiane A. Jost

Affiliation Viral Pathogenesis Section, Laboratory of Viral Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Anna P. Durbin

Affiliation Center for Immunization Research, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Stephen S. Whitehead

Affiliation Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Theodore C. Pierson

piersontc@mail.nih.gov

Affiliation Viral Pathogenesis Section, Laboratory of Viral Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KAD CAJ TCP. Performed the experiments: KAD CAJ. Analyzed the data: KAD CAJ TCP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: APD SSW. Wrote the paper: KAD CAJ TCP.