About the Authors

Nisha K. Duggal

Affiliation Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

Angela Bosco-Lauth

Affiliations Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

Richard A. Bowen

Affiliation Department of Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

Sarah S. Wheeler

Affiliation Center for Vectorborne Diseases, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

William K. Reisen

Affiliation Center for Vectorborne Diseases, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Todd A. Felix

Affiliation United States Department of Agriculture, Lakewood, Colorado, United States of America

Brian R. Mann

Affiliation Departments of Pathology and Microbiology & Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Hannah Romo

Affiliations Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

Daniele M. Swetnam

Affiliation Departments of Pathology and Microbiology & Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Alan D. T. Barrett

Affiliation Departments of Pathology and Microbiology & Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Aaron C. Brault

abrault@cdc.gov.

Affiliation Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NKD ABL ADTB ACB. Performed the experiments: NKD ABL RAB SSW WKR HR BRM DMS ACB. Analyzed the data: NKD ACB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BRM DMS RAB TAF ADTB. Wrote the paper: NKD ACB.