About the Authors

Gunnar Gunnarsson

gunnar.gunnarsson@hkr.se

Affiliation Division of Natural Sciences, Kristianstad University, Kristianstad, Sweden

Neus Latorre-Margalef

Affiliation Section for Zoonotic Ecology and Epidemiology, School of Natural Sciences, Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden

Keith A. Hobson

Affiliation Wildlife and Landscape Science, Environment Canada, Saskatoon, Canada

Steven L. Van Wilgenburg

Affiliation Wildlife and Landscape Science, Environment Canada, Saskatoon, Canada

Johan Elmberg

Affiliation Division of Natural Sciences, Kristianstad University, Kristianstad, Sweden

Björn Olsen

Affiliation Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden

Ron A. M. Fouchier

Affiliation Department of Virology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Jonas Waldenström

Affiliation Section for Zoonotic Ecology and Epidemiology, School of Natural Sciences, Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GG NLM KAH SLVW JE BO JW. Performed the experiments: GG NLM KAH SLVW. Analyzed the data: GG NLM KAH SLVW JW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GG NLM KAH SLVW BO RAMF JW. Wrote the paper: GG NLM KAH SLVW JE RAMF JW.