About the Authors
- Leticia Franco, Ana Vázquez, Fernando De Ory, María Paz Sanchez-Seco, Antonio Tenorio
- National Center for Microbiology, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain
- Gustavo Palacios, Nazir Savji, W. Ian Lipkin
- Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America
- José Antonio Martinez
- Hospital Infanta Cristina, Parla, Madrid, Spain
- Dolores Martín
- Laboratorio Br Salud, San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid, Spain
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
Conceived and designed the experiments: LF GP AT. Performed the experiments: LF GP AV NS FO MPS-S DM. Analyzed the data: LF GP JAM FO DM AT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GP WIL AT. Wrote the paper: LF GP WIL AT. Clinical diagnosis and management: JAM DM. Read and approval of the manuscript: LF GP JAM AV NS FO MPS-S DM WIL AT.