About the Authors

Giovanni Lo Iacono

gianni.loiacono@phe.gov.uk

Affiliations Department of Veterinary Medicine, Disease Dynamics Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Environmental Change Department, Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, Public Health England, London, United Kingdom

Andrew A. Cunningham

Affiliation Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom

Elisabeth Fichet-Calvet

Affiliation Bernhard-Nocht Institute of Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

Robert F. Garry

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Donald S. Grant

Affiliation Lassa Fever Program, Kenema Government Hospital, Kenema, Sierra Leone

Melissa Leach

Affiliation Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom

Lina M. Moses

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Gordon Nichols

Affiliation Gastrointestinal, Emerging and Zoonotic Infections, Public Health England, London, United Kingdom

John S. Schieffelin

Affiliation Sections of Infectious Disease, Departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Jeffrey G. Shaffer

Affiliation Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Colleen T. Webb

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

James L. N. Wood

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Medicine, Disease Dynamics Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: GL AAC EFC ML CTW JLNW. Data curation: GL RFG DSG LMM JSS JGS. Formal analysis: GL. Funding acquisition: AAC ML JLNW. Investigation: GL. Methodology: GL. Project administration: GL AAC ML JLNW. Resources: GL EFC RFG DSG LMM GN JSS JGS JLNW. Software: GL. Supervision: GL AAC CTW JLNW EFC. Validation: GL. Visualization: GL. Writing – original draft: GL AAC EFC ML GN CTW JLNW. Writing – review & editing: GL AAC CTW JLNW.