About the Authors

Thierry Jauniaux

Contributed equally to this work with: Thierry Jauniaux, Mutien-Marie Garigliany

t.jauniaux@ulg.ac.be

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Pathology, Fundamental and Applied Research for Animals & Health (FARAH), University of Liege, Sart Tilman B43, B-4000, Liege, Belgium

Mutien-Marie Garigliany

Contributed equally to this work with: Thierry Jauniaux, Mutien-Marie Garigliany

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Pathology, Fundamental and Applied Research for Animals & Health (FARAH), University of Liege, Sart Tilman B43, B-4000, Liege, Belgium

Pauline Loos

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Pathology, Fundamental and Applied Research for Animals & Health (FARAH), University of Liege, Sart Tilman B43, B-4000, Liege, Belgium

Jean-Luc Bourgain

Affiliation Coordination Mammalogique du Nord de la France, 806 rue Haute, 62850, Alembon, France

Thibaut Bouveroux

Affiliation Observatoire pour la Conservation et l'Etude des Animaux et Milieux Marins (OCEAMM), 51 rue du Général de Gaulle, 59123, Zuydcoote, France

Freddy Coignoul

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Pathology, Fundamental and Applied Research for Animals & Health (FARAH), University of Liege, Sart Tilman B43, B-4000, Liege, Belgium

Jan Haelters

Affiliation Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), Operational Directorate Natural Environment, 3e en 23ste Linieregimentsplein, B-8400, Oostende, Belgium

Jacky Karpouzopoulos

Affiliation Coordination Mammalogique du Nord de la France, 806 rue Haute, 62850, Alembon, France

Sylvain Pezeril

Affiliation Observatoire pour la Conservation et l'Etude des Animaux et Milieux Marins (OCEAMM), 51 rue du Général de Gaulle, 59123, Zuydcoote, France

Daniel Desmecht

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Pathology, Fundamental and Applied Research for Animals & Health (FARAH), University of Liege, Sart Tilman B43, B-4000, Liege, Belgium

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TJ MG PL JB TB FC JH JK SP DD. Performed the experiments: TJ MG PL JB TB FC JH JK SP DD. Analyzed the data: TJ MG PL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TJ MG PL JB TB FC JH JK SP DD. Wrote the paper: TJ MG PL TB FC JH DD.