About the Authors

Brian R. Amman

Affiliation Viral Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Serena A. Carroll

Affiliation Viral Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Zachary D. Reed

Affiliation Viral Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Tara K. Sealy

Affiliation Viral Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Stephen Balinandi

Affiliation Viral Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Robert Swanepoel

Address Current address: Zoonoses Research Unit, Department of Medical Virology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

Affiliation National Institute of Communicable Diseases, Special Pathogens Unit, Johannesburg, South Africa

Alan Kemp

Affiliation National Institute of Communicable Diseases, Special Pathogens Unit, Johannesburg, South Africa

Bobbie Rae Erickson

Affiliation Viral Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

James A. Comer

Affiliation Viral Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Shelley Campbell

Affiliation Viral Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Deborah L. Cannon

Affiliation Viral Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Marina L. Khristova

Affiliation Biotechnology Core Facility Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Patrick Atimnedi

Affiliation Uganda Wildlife Authority, Kampala, Republic of Uganda

Christopher D. Paddock

Affiliation Infectious Disease Pathology Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Rebekah J. Kent Crockett

Affiliation Division of Vector-borne Diseases, Arbovirus Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Timothy D. Flietstra

Affiliation Viral Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Kelly L. Warfield

Affiliation Integrated BioTherapeutics, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States of America

Robert Unfer

Affiliation Integrated BioTherapeutics, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States of America

Edward Katongole-Mbidde

Affiliation Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe, Republic of Uganda

Robert Downing

Affiliation Global AIDS Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Jordan W. Tappero

Affiliation Global AIDS Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Sherif R. Zaki

Affiliation Infectious Disease Pathology Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Pierre E. Rollin

Affiliation Viral Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Thomas G. Ksiazek

Address Current address: Galveston National Lab, Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Affiliation Viral Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Stuart T. Nichol

Affiliation Viral Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Jonathan S. Towner

jit8@cdc.gov

Affiliation Viral Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BRA SAC PER STN JST. Performed the experiments: BRA SAC ZDR TKS SB RS AK BRE JAC SC DLC MLK PA CDP RJKC TDF KLW RU EKM RD JWT SRZ PER TGK STN JST. Analyzed the data: BRA SAC ZDR TKS RS AK BRE JAC SC DLC MLK CDP RJKC TDF SRZ PER TGK STN JST. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BRA SAC ZDR TKS SB RS AK JAC SC DLC MLK PA CDP RJKC TDF KLW RU EKM RD JWT SRZ PER TGK STN JST. Wrote the paper: BRA SAC PER STN JST.