About the Authors

Craig S. Smith

Affiliation Biosecurity Sciences Laboratory, Department of Employment, Biosecurity Queensland, Economic Development & Innovation, Coopers Plains, Queensland, Australia

Jonathan H. Epstein

Affiliation EcoHealth Alliance, New York City, New York, United States of America

Andrew C. Breed

Affiliation Centre for Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Addlestone, Surrey, United Kingdom

Raina K. Plowright

Affiliation Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Kevin J. Olival

Affiliation EcoHealth Alliance, New York City, New York, United States of America

Carol de Jong

Affiliation Biosecurity Sciences Laboratory, Department of Employment, Biosecurity Queensland, Economic Development & Innovation, Coopers Plains, Queensland, Australia

Peter Daszak

Affiliation EcoHealth Alliance, New York City, New York, United States of America

Hume E. Field

hume.field@deedi.qld.gov.au

Affiliation Biosecurity Sciences Laboratory, Department of Employment, Biosecurity Queensland, Economic Development & Innovation, Coopers Plains, Queensland, Australia

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CSS JHE ACB RKP KJO PD HEF. Performed the experiments: CSS JHE ACB RKP. Analyzed the data: CSS KJO HEF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CSS KJO PD. Wrote the paper: CSS JHE ACB RKP KJO CdJ PD HEF.