About the Authors

Daria Di Sabatino

Affiliation Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise “G. Caporale”, Teramo, Italy

Alessio Lorusso

a.lorusso@izs.it

Affiliation Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise “G. Caporale”, Teramo, Italy

Cristina E. Di Francesco

Affiliation Unit of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Teramo, Teramo, Italy

Leonardo Gentile

Affiliation Veterinary Services, National Park of Abruzzi, Lazio and Molise, Pescasseroli (AQ), Italy

Vincenza Di Pirro

Affiliation Veterinary Services, National Park of Abruzzi, Lazio and Molise, Pescasseroli (AQ), Italy

Anna Lucia Bellacicco

Affiliation Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise “G. Caporale”, Teramo, Italy

Armando Giovannini

Affiliation Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise “G. Caporale”, Teramo, Italy

Gabriella Di Francesco

Affiliation Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise “G. Caporale”, Teramo, Italy

Giuseppe Marruchella

Affiliation Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise “G. Caporale”, Teramo, Italy

Fulvio Marsilio

Affiliation Unit of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Teramo, Teramo, Italy

Giovanni Savini

Affiliation Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise “G. Caporale”, Teramo, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DDS CEDF GM GDF AL. Performed the experiments: DDS GM CEDF ALB GDF AL. Analyzed the data: DDS CEDF GDF GM AG FM AL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LG VDP. Wrote the paper: AL GS.