About the Authors

Erhard van der Vries

Affiliation Erasmus Medical Centre, Department of Virology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Edwin J. Veldhuis Kroeze

Affiliation Viroclinics Biosciences BV, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Koert J. Stittelaar

Affiliations Erasmus Medical Centre, Department of Virology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Viroclinics Biosciences BV, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Martin Linster

Affiliation Erasmus Medical Centre, Department of Virology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Anne Van der Linden

Affiliation Erasmus Medical Centre, Department of Virology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Eefje J. A. Schrauwen

Affiliation Erasmus Medical Centre, Department of Virology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Lonneke M. Leijten

Affiliation Erasmus Medical Centre, Department of Virology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Geert van Amerongen

Affiliation Erasmus Medical Centre, Department of Virology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Martin Schutten

Affiliation Erasmus Medical Centre, Department of Virology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Thijs Kuiken

Affiliation Erasmus Medical Centre, Department of Virology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Albert D. M. E. Osterhaus

Affiliations Erasmus Medical Centre, Department of Virology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Viroclinics Biosciences BV, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Ron A. M. Fouchier

Affiliation Erasmus Medical Centre, Department of Virology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Charles A. B. Boucher

Affiliation Erasmus Medical Centre, Department of Virology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Sander Herfst

s.herfst@erasmusmc.nl

Affiliation Erasmus Medical Centre, Department of Virology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Competing Interests

I have read the journal's policy and have the following conflicts. KJS, EJBVK, MS and ADMEO are employees of ViroClinics Biosciences BV. ADMEO is chief scientific officer of ViroClinics Biosciences BV. ADMEO, MS, EVDV and CABB participate in the IRIS study sponsored by Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EvdV EJVK KJS MS ADMEO RAMF CABB SH. Performed the experiments: EvdV EJVK KJS ML AvdL EJAS LML GvA. Analyzed the data: EvdV EJVK TK RAMF CABB SH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MS CABB. Wrote the paper: EvdV EJVK TK RAMF CABB SH.