About the Authors

Tinne Lernout

Contributed equally to this work with: Tinne Lernout, Eric Cardinale

tinne.lernout@gmail.com (TL); eric.cardinale@cirad.fr (EC)

Affiliation Regional office (Cire) of the French Institute for Public Health Surveillance (Institut de veille sanitaire), Mamoudzou, Mayotte, France

Eric Cardinale

Contributed equally to this work with: Tinne Lernout, Eric Cardinale

tinne.lernout@gmail.com (TL); eric.cardinale@cirad.fr (EC)

Affiliations Emerging and Exotic Animal Disease Control Joint Research Unit (UMR CMAEE), French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), Montpellier, France, Centre for Research and Surveillance of Emerging Diseases in the Indian Ocean (CRVOI), Cyclotron Réunion Indian Ocean Platform (Cyroi), Saint Denis, La Réunion, France

Maël Jego

Affiliation Emerging and Exotic Animal Disease Control Joint Research Unit (UMR CMAEE), French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), Montpellier, France

Philippe Desprès

Affiliation Interactions Moléculaires Flavivirus-Hôtes Unit & WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Arboviruses and Viral Haemorrhagic fevers, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Louis Collet

Affiliation Laboratory of the Hospital Centre of Mayotte (CHM), Mamoudzou, Mayotte, France

Betty Zumbo

Affiliation Vector control unit, Public Health Authority (Agence de santé océan Indien), Mamoudzou, Mayotte, France

Emmanuel Tillard

Affiliation Tropical and Mediterranean Animal Production Systems Joint Research Unit (UMR SELMET), French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), Montpellier, France

Sébastien Girard

Affiliation Emerging and Exotic Animal Disease Control Joint Research Unit (UMR CMAEE), French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), Montpellier, France

Laurent Filleul

Affiliation Regional office (Cire) of the French Institute for Public Health Surveillance (Institut de veille sanitaire), Mamoudzou, Mayotte, France

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TL EC LC BZ LF. Performed the experiments: TL EC MJ SG. Analyzed the data: TL EC ET. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PD LC. Wrote the paper: TL EC PD LF. Performed laboratory testing on human blood samples: PD LC.