About the Authors

Catherine E. Yoshida

Contributed equally to this work with: Catherine E. Yoshida, Peter Kruczkiewicz

Affiliation National Microbiology Laboratory at Guelph, Public Health Agency of Canada, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Peter Kruczkiewicz

Contributed equally to this work with: Catherine E. Yoshida, Peter Kruczkiewicz

Affiliation National Microbiology Laboratory at Lethbridge, Public Health Agency of Canada, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Chad R. Laing

Affiliation National Microbiology Laboratory at Lethbridge, Public Health Agency of Canada, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Erika J. Lingohr

Affiliation National Microbiology Laboratory at Guelph, Public Health Agency of Canada, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Victor P. J. Gannon

Affiliation National Microbiology Laboratory at Lethbridge, Public Health Agency of Canada, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

John H. E. Nash

Affiliation National Microbiology Laboratory at Guelph, Public Health Agency of Canada, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Eduardo N. Taboada

eduardo.taboada@phac-aspc.gc.ca

Affiliation National Microbiology Laboratory at Lethbridge, Public Health Agency of Canada, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CEY PK VPJG JHEN ENT. Performed the experiments: CEY EJL PK. Analyzed the data: CEY PK EJL ENT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PK CRL. Wrote the paper: CEY PK CRL EJL VPJG JHEN ENT. Designed the software used in analysis: PK CRL.