We thank the following professionals for their much appreciated scientific advice and sharing of viruses: Robert B. Tesh of the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX; Douglas M. Watts, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX; and Kenneth Linthicum of the USDA-Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, Gainesville, FL. We also thank Kelli Barr, John Paul Burks, Stephen J. Blazs, Clint McDaniel, John Friary, and Yilun Sun, all formerly with the Global Pathogens Laboratory; Juergen Richt, Igor Morozov, and Karinne K. Cortes of the Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases (CEEZAD), Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, for their numerous contributions and support of this work.
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