About the Authors

Teresa Chiacchio

Contributed equally to this work with: Teresa Chiacchio, Giovanni Delogu

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Validation, Visualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Translational Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Preclinical Research, “L. Spallanzani” National Institute for Infectious Diseases (INMI), Rome, Italy

Giovanni Delogu

Contributed equally to this work with: Teresa Chiacchio, Giovanni Delogu

Roles Conceptualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Institute of Microbiology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Gemelli, Rome, Italy

Valentina Vanini

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Methodology

Affiliation Translational Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Preclinical Research, “L. Spallanzani” National Institute for Infectious Diseases (INMI), Rome, Italy

Gilda Cuzzi

Roles Methodology, Resources

Affiliation Translational Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Preclinical Research, “L. Spallanzani” National Institute for Infectious Diseases (INMI), Rome, Italy

Flavio De Maio

Roles Investigation, Methodology

Affiliation Institute of Microbiology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Gemelli, Rome, Italy

Carmela Pinnetti

Roles Resources

Affiliation Department of Clinical and Clinical Research, “L. Spallanzani” National Institute for Infectious Diseases (INMI), IRCCS, Rome, Italy

Alessandro Sampaolesi

Roles Resources

Affiliation Department of Clinical and Clinical Research, “L. Spallanzani” National Institute for Infectious Diseases (INMI), IRCCS, Rome, Italy

Andrea Antinori

Roles Resources

Affiliation Department of Clinical and Clinical Research, “L. Spallanzani” National Institute for Infectious Diseases (INMI), IRCCS, Rome, Italy

Delia Goletti

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Resources, Supervision, Validation, Visualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

delia.goletti@inmi.it

Affiliation Translational Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Preclinical Research, “L. Spallanzani” National Institute for Infectious Diseases (INMI), Rome, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.