About the Authors

Connor Carson

connorcarson@gmail.com

Affiliation Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL), North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Caroline J. Lavender

Affiliation Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL), North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Kathrine A. Handasyde

Affiliation Department of Zoology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Carolyn R. O'Brien

Affiliation Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Nick Hewitt

Affiliations Communicable Disease Prevention and Control, Department of Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia

Paul D. R. Johnson

Affiliation Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia

Janet A. M. Fyfe

Affiliation Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL), North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CC CJL CRO JAMF PDRJ. Performed the experiments: CC CJL CRO JAMF. Analyzed the data: CC JAMF NH PDRJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JAMF PDRJ. Wrote the paper: CC CJL KAH CRO JAMF NH PDRJ. Carried out follow-up of BU patients: NH.