About the Authors

Rory D. de Vries

Affiliation Viroscience Lab, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Stephen McQuaid

Affiliation Tissue Pathology, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Geert van Amerongen

Affiliation Viroscience Lab, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Selma Yüksel

Affiliation Viroscience Lab, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

R. Joyce Verburgh

Affiliation Viroscience Lab, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Albert D. M. E. Osterhaus

Affiliation Viroscience Lab, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

W. Paul Duprex

pduprex@bu.edu

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Rik L. de Swart

Affiliation Viroscience Lab, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Competing Interests

A.D.M.E. Osterhaus wishes to declare, for the avoidance of any misunderstanding on competing interests, that he co-founded and is chief scientific officer of Viroclinics Biosciences, a company set up in collaboration with Erasmus MC. However, for clarification, no materials or support were received from the company, and no agreements were in place concerning the execution or publication of this work. This does not alter our adherence to all PLoS Pathogens policies on sharing data and materials. The authors have no additional financial interests.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RDdV WPD RLdS. Performed the experiments: RDdV SMQ GvA SY RJV WPD RLS. Analyzed the data: RDdV SMQ WPD RLdS. Wrote the paper: RDdV ADMEO WPD RLdS.