About the Authors

Laura Heath

Contributed equally to this work with: Laura Heath, Susan Conway

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Susan Conway

Contributed equally to this work with: Laura Heath, Susan Conway

Affiliation Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Laura Jones

Affiliation Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Katherine Semrau

Affiliation Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Kyle Nakamura

Affiliations Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Jan Walter

Current address: Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America

Affiliation Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

W. Don Decker

Affiliation Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Jason Hong

Affiliation Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Thomas Chen

Affiliation Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Marintha Heil

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Moses Sinkala

Affiliation Lusaka District Health Management Team, Lusaka, Zambia

Chipepo Kankasa

Affiliation University Teaching Hospital, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia

Donald M. Thea

Affiliation Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Louise Kuhn

Affiliation Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

James I. Mullins

Affiliations Department of Microbiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Grace M. Aldrovandi

galdrovandi@chla.usc.edu

Affiliation Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LH SC JIM GA. Performed the experiments: SC LJ KJN WDD JH TC MH. Analyzed the data: LH SC LJ KS KJN JW WDD JH TC MH JIM GA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LH KS KJN JW WDD MS CK DMT LK JIM GA. Wrote the paper: LH SC LJ KS KJN JW WDD JH TC MH MS CK DMT LK JIM GA.