About the Authors

Mukesh Kumar

Affiliations Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii United States of America, Pacific Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Research, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii United States of America

Lauren Ching

Affiliations Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii United States of America, Pacific Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Research, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii United States of America

Joshua Astern

Affiliation Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii United States of America

Eunjung Lim

Affiliations Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii United States of America, Office of Biostatistics and Quantitative Health Sciences, Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii United States of America

Alexander J. Stokes

Affiliation Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii United States of America

Marian Melish

Affiliations Pacific Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Research, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii United States of America, Department of Pediatrics, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii United States of America

Vivek R. Nerurkar

nerurkar@hawaii.edu

Affiliations Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii United States of America, Pacific Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Research, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: MK VRN. Data curation: JA AJS MM. Formal analysis: EL MM. Funding acquisition: MK VRN. Investigation: MK LC. Methodology: MK VRN. Project administration: MK VRN. Resources: MK VRN JA AJS MM. Supervision: MK VRN. Visualization: MK VRN. Writing – original draft: MK VRN. Writing – review & editing: MK VRN.