About the Authors
- Rory D. de Vries, Geert van Amerongen, Selma Yüksel, R. Joyce Verburgh, Albert D. M. E. Osterhaus, Rik L. de Swart
- Viroscience Lab, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Stephen McQuaid
- Tissue Pathology, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
- W. Paul Duprex
- Department of Microbiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
A.D.M.E. Osterhaus wishes to declare, for the avoidance of any misunderstanding on competing interests, that he co-founded and is chief scientific officer of Viroclinics Biosciences, a company set up in collaboration with Erasmus MC. However, for clarification, no materials or support were received from the company, and no agreements were in place concerning the execution or publication of this work. This does not alter our adherence to all PLoS Pathogens policies on sharing data and materials. The authors have no additional financial interests.
Conceived and designed the experiments: RDdV WPD RLdS. Performed the experiments: RDdV SMQ GvA SY RJV WPD RLS. Analyzed the data: RDdV SMQ WPD RLdS. Wrote the paper: RDdV ADMEO WPD RLdS.