Published Online: October 5, 2015. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12480.
Study concept and design: Mu, Lynfield, Beldavs, Limbago, Kallen.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Guh, Mu, Kallen.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Bulens, Jacob, Reno, Scott, Wilson, Vaeth, Lynfield, Shaw, Vagnone, Bamberg, Janelle, Dumyati, Concannon, Beldavs, Cunningham, Cassidy, Phipps, Kenslow, Travis, Lonsway, Rasheed, Limbago, Kallen.
Statistical analysis: Guh, Mu.
Obtained funding: Beldavs.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Bulens, Wilson, Lynfield, Shaw, Vagnone, Beldavs, Lonsway, Rasheed, Limbago.
Study supervision: Wilson, Lynfield, Dumyati, Beldavs, Phipps, Lonsway, Limbago, Kallen.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: The authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none were reported.
Funding/Support: This work was supported by the Emerging Infections Program and the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Role of the Funder/Sponsors: The funding source was the US federal government. Federal government employees led or participated in all aspects of the project, including design and conduct of the project; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Disclaimer: The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Additional Contributions: We acknowledge the following: Karen Xavier, MT(ASCP) (Laboratory Services Division Public Health Microbiology Laboratory at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Denver); Wendy Baughman, MPH (Atlanta Research and Education Foundation, Decatur, Georgia); Chris Bowers, MPH, Calista Schenck, MLS(ASCP), Lewis Perry, RN, MPH, and Betsy R. Stein, RN, BSN (Georgia Emerging Infections Program, Decatur); Malorie Givan, MPH (Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore; now with Johns Hopkins University); Jane Harper, BSN, MS, CIC, and Annastasia Gross, MT(ASCP) (Minnesota Department of Health, St Paul); Emily Hancock, MS (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque); and Gary Hollick, PhD, and Rebecca Tsay, MPH (New York Emerging Infections Program, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester). All contributed as part of their work on the Emerging Infections Program and were compensated for their efforts.