About the Authors

Wilma A. Stolk

Contributed equally to this work with: Wilma A. Stolk, Quirine A. ten Bosch

w.stolk@erasmusmc.nl

Affiliation Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Quirine A. ten Bosch

Contributed equally to this work with: Wilma A. Stolk, Quirine A. ten Bosch

Current address: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Sake J. de Vlas

Affiliation Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Peter U. Fischer

Affiliation Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Gary J. Weil

Affiliation Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Ann S. Goldman

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Washington, D. C., United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GJW WAS QAtB SJdV PUF ASG. Performed the experiments: QAtB WAS ASG. Analyzed the data: QAtB WAS ASG GJW PUF SJdV. Wrote the paper: WAS QAtB SJdV PUF GJW ASG.