About the Authors

Carla Nisii

Affiliation “L. Spallanzani” National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Rome, Italy

Concetta Castilletti

Affiliation “L. Spallanzani” National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Rome, Italy

Hervé Raoul

Affiliation French National Institute for Health and Medical Research, Lyon, France

Roger Hewson

Affiliation Health Protection Agency, Salisbury, United Kingdom

David Brown

Affiliation Health Protection Agency, London, United Kingdom

Robin Gopal

Affiliation Health Protection Agency, London, United Kingdom

Markus Eickmann

Affiliation University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Stephan Gunther

Affiliation Bernhard Nocht Institute of Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

Ali Mirazimi

Affiliation Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control, Solna, Sweden

Tuija Koivula

Affiliation Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control, Solna, Sweden

Heinz Feldmann

Affiliation Division of Intramural Research (DIR), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH) Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

Antonino Di Caro

Affiliation “L. Spallanzani” National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Rome, Italy

Maria R. Capobianchi

Affiliation “L. Spallanzani” National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Rome, Italy

Giuseppe Ippolito

Giuseppe.ippolito@inmi.it

Affiliation “L. Spallanzani” National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Rome, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.