About the Authors

Kalliopi Georgiades

Affiliation Unité de Recherche en Maladies Infectieuses Tropicales Emergentes (URMITE), CNRS-IRD UMR 6236, Faculté de la Médecine, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

Didier Raoult

didier.raoult@univmed.fr

Affiliation Unité de Recherche en Maladies Infectieuses Tropicales Emergentes (URMITE), CNRS-IRD UMR 6236, Faculté de la Médecine, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DR. Performed the experiments: KG. Analyzed the data: KG. Wrote the paper: KG DR. Performed the genomic analysis: KG. Performed the statistical analysis: KG.