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Research Article

The Effectiveness of Contact Tracing in Emerging Epidemics

  • Don Klinkenberg mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: d.klinkenberg@vet.uu.nl

    Affiliation: Theoretical Epidemiology, Department of Farm Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands

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  • Christophe Fraser,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Hans Heesterbeek

    Affiliation: Theoretical Epidemiology, Department of Farm Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands

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  • Published: December 20, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000012

About the Authors

Don Klinkenberg, Hans Heesterbeek
Theoretical Epidemiology, Department of Farm Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
Christophe Fraser
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: d.klinkenberg@vet.uu.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CF HH DK. Performed the experiments: DK. Analyzed the data: DK. Wrote the paper: CF HH DK