About the Authors

Daniel A. Henk, Revital Shahar-Golan, Matthew C. Fisher
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College, Norfolk Place, London, United Kingdom

Khuraijam Ranjana Devi
Departments of Microbiology, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, Manipur, India

Kylie J. Boyce, Alex Andrianopoulos
Department of Genetics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Nengyong Zhan
The Third People's Hospital, Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China

Natalie D. Fedorova, William C. Nierman
The J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Po-Ren Hsueh
Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

Kwok-Yung Yuen
Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong

Tran P. M. Sieu
Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Nguyen Van Kinh
National Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ha Noi, Viet Nam

Heiman Wertheim
Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Program Viet Nam National Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ha Noi, Viet Nam

Stephen G. Baker, Jeremy N. Day
Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme Viet Nam Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Nongnuch Vanittanakom
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Elaine M. Bignell
Department of Microbiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

d.henk@imperial.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DAH MCF. Performed the experiments: DAH RS-G KRD KJB NDF SGB. Analyzed the data: DAH RS-G KRD KJB MCF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DAH KJB NZ NDF WCN P-RH K-YY TPMS NVK HW SGB JND NV EMB AA MCF. Wrote the paper: DAH MCF.