Authors: Phasmaviridae

Jens H. Kuhn
Integrated Research Facility at Fort Detrick
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 
National Institutes of Health 
Fort Detrick
Maryland 21702

Holly R. Hughes*
Chair, Animal dsRNA and ssRNA- Viruses Subcommittee
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of Vector-Borne Diseases
Fort Collins
Colorado 80521
* corresponding author

This work was supported in part through Laulima Government Solutions, LLC’s prime contract with the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) under Contract No. HHSN272201800013C. J.H.K. performed this work as an employee of Tunnell Government Services (TGS), a subcontractor of Laulima Government Solutions, LLC, under Contract No. HHSN272201800013C. The content of this publication should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or of the institutions and companies affiliated with the authors, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. The findings and conclusions in this report are the opinions of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

The authors thank Anya Crane (Integrated Research Facility at Fort Detrick, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD, USA) for critically editing the text.