About the Authors

Anita L. Michel

Contributed equally to this work with: Anita L. Michel, Claire Geoghegan

anita.michel@up.ac.za

Affiliations Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort, South Africa, ARC—Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Zoonotic Diseases Section, Onderstepoort, South Africa

Claire Geoghegan

Contributed equally to this work with: Anita L. Michel, Claire Geoghegan

Affiliation Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

Tiny Hlokwe

Affiliation ARC—Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Zoonotic Diseases Section, Onderstepoort, South Africa

Keneilwe Raseleka

Current address: Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Northern Cape Provincial Veterinary Laboratory, Kimberley, South Africa

Affiliation ARC—Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Zoonotic Diseases Section, Onderstepoort, South Africa

Wayne M. Getz

Affiliations Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, CA, United States of America, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Tanguy Marcotty

Current address: VERDI-R&D, Louveigné, Belgium

Affiliation Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ALM CG TM. Performed the experiments: ALM CG KR TH. Analyzed the data: ALM CG WMG TM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TH KR. Wrote the paper: ALM WMG TM. Optimization of culture protocol prior to experiment: ALM KR. Revision of manuscript: ALM WMG TM.