About the Authors

Fleur M. Moesker

Affiliation Department of Viroscience Lab, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Fred D. Muskiet

Affiliation St Elisabeth Hospital, Willemstad, Curaçao

Jeanne J. Koeijers

Affiliation St Elisabeth Hospital, Willemstad, Curaçao

Pieter L. A. Fraaij

p.fraaij@erasmsumc.nl

Affiliations Department of Viroscience Lab, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Erasmus MC-Sophia, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Isaac Gerstenbluth

Affiliation Epidemiology and Research Unit, Medical and Public Health Service of Curaçao, Willemstad, Curaçao

Eric C. M. van Gorp

Affiliation Department of Viroscience Lab, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Albert D. M. E. Osterhaus

Affiliation Department of Viroscience Lab, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Competing Interests

We have read the journal's policy and have the following conflicts: FMM's, PLAF's, and ADMEO's scientific work is supported by the Virgo consortium, funded by the Dutch government (project number FES0908). In addition ADMEO has share certificates in ViroClinics Biosciences B.V. The majority of the shares in ViroClinics Biosciences B.V. (>75%) are owned by Erasmus MC through its Erasmus MC Holding B.V. To avoid any possible conflict of interest and to safeguard its employees against the possibility of unethical decisions, the Erasmus MC does not allow any of its employees to hold shares in person in any companies that are (partly) owned by Erasmus MC. As a result thereof, any shares provided by such companies to any Erasmus MC employees are held by a Foundation Administration Office. The board of this foundation is appointed by Erasmus MC. The employees receive share certificates of their shares. Apart form those described above the authors have declared that no competing interests exist.