About the Authors

Robert J Shorten

rob.shorten@cmft.nhs.uk

Affiliations Public Health Laboratory Manchester, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, United Kingdom, University College London, Centre for Clinical Microbiology, Department of Infection, London United Kingdom

Colin S Brown

Affiliations Hospital for Tropical Diseases, University College London Hospital, London, United Kingdom, King’s Sierra Leone Partnership, King’s Centre for Global Health, King’s College London, and King’s Health Partners, London, United Kingdom

Michael Jacobs

Affiliation Department of Infection, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom

Simon Rattenbury

Affiliation Department of Infection, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom

Andrew J. Simpson

Affiliations University College London, Centre for Clinical Microbiology, Department of Infection, London United Kingdom, Rare and Imported Pathogens Laboratory, Public Health England, Salisbury, United Kingdom

Stephen Mepham

Affiliation Department of Infection, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.