About the Authors

Antonio Rivero-Juárez

Affiliation Infectious Diseases Unit, Instituto Maimonides de Investigación Biomédica de Córdoba (IMIBIC), Hospital Universitario Reina Sofia, Cordoba, Spain

Angela Camacho

Affiliation Infectious Diseases Unit, Instituto Maimonides de Investigación Biomédica de Córdoba (IMIBIC), Hospital Universitario Reina Sofia, Cordoba, Spain

Nicolás Merchante

Affiliation Infectious Diseases Unit, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Sevilla (IBIS), Hospital Universitario de Valme, Seville, Spain

Inés Pérez-Camacho

Affiliation Internal Medicine Department, Hospital de Poniente, Almeria, Spain

Juan Macias

Affiliation Infectious Diseases Unit, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Sevilla (IBIS), Hospital Universitario de Valme, Seville, Spain

Carmen Ortiz-Garcia

Affiliation Clinical Analysis Unit, Instituto Maimonides de Investigación Biomédica de Córdoba (IMIBIC), Hospital Universitario Reina Sofia, Cordoba, Spain

Celia Cifuentes

Affiliation Infectious Diseases Unit, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Sevilla (IBIS), Hospital Universitario de Valme, Seville, Spain

Julián Torre-Cisneros

Affiliation Infectious Diseases Unit, Instituto Maimonides de Investigación Biomédica de Córdoba (IMIBIC), Hospital Universitario Reina Sofia, Cordoba, Spain

José Peña

Affiliation Immunology Unit, Instituto Maimonides de Investigación Biomédica de Córdoba (IMIBIC), Hospital Universitario Reina Sofia, Cordoba, Spain

Juan A. Pineda

Affiliation Infectious Diseases Unit, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Sevilla (IBIS), Hospital Universitario de Valme, Seville, Spain

Antonio Rivero

ariveror@gmail.com

Affiliation Infectious Diseases Unit, Instituto Maimonides de Investigación Biomédica de Córdoba (IMIBIC), Hospital Universitario Reina Sofia, Cordoba, Spain

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AR-J NM IP-C JAP AR. Performed the experiments: AR-J CC CO-G AC. Analyzed the data: AR-J AC AR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AR-J AC NM I-PC JM CO-G CC JT-C JP JAP AR. Wrote the paper: AR-J AR. Critical review of the manuscript: AR-J AC NM I-PC JM CO-G CC JT-C JP JAP AR.