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Brian H. BirdDepartment of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616.

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Contributor Notes

Dr. Ksiazek's present address is Galveston National Laboratory, Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555.

Dr. Bird was supported by the dual-degree DVM/PhD Veterinary Scientist Training Program, the Graduate Group of Comparative Pathology, and the Students Training in Advanced Research programs of the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine.

The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the funding agencies or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The authors thank Dr. Robert Swanepoel for technical assistance.

Address correspondence to Dr. Bird.