About the Authors

Ngo Thi Hoa

hoant@oucru.org

Affiliations Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Centre for Tropical Medicine, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom

Tran Thi Bich Chieu

Affiliation Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tran Thi Thu Nga

Affiliation Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Nguyen Van Dung

Affiliation Sub-Department of Animal Health, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

James Campbell

Affiliation Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Pham Hong Anh

Affiliation Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Huynh Huu Tho

Affiliation Sub-Department of Animal Health, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Nguyen Van Vinh Chau

Affiliation Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Juliet E. Bryant

Affiliations Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Centre for Tropical Medicine, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom

Tran Tinh Hien

Affiliation Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Jeremy Farrar

Affiliations Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Centre for Tropical Medicine, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom

Constance Schultsz

Affiliations Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Academic Medical Centre, Centre for Poverty-related Communicable Diseases, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NTH PHA NVVC TTH JF CS. Performed the experiments: NTH TTBC TTTN NVD PHA HHT JC. Analyzed the data: NTH TTBC TTTN JC NVVC JB TTH JF CS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NVD HHT. Wrote the paper: NTH TTBC JC JB TTH JF CS. Analysed related results regarding the detection and expression of virulence factors of S. suis isolates: PHA.