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Research Article

Early Estimation of the Reproduction Number in the Presence of Imported Cases: Pandemic Influenza H1N1-2009 in New Zealand

  • Michael George Roberts mail,

    m.g.roberts@massey.ac.nz

    Affiliation: Centre for Mathematical Biology, Institute of Information and Mathematical Sciences, and New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Hiroshi Nishiura

    Affiliations: PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Saitama, Japan, Theoretical Epidemiology, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Published: May 26, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017835

About the Authors

Michael George Roberts
Centre for Mathematical Biology, Institute of Information and Mathematical Sciences, and New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand
Hiroshi Nishiura
PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Saitama, Japan
Hiroshi Nishiura
Theoretical Epidemiology, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: m.g.roberts@massey.ac.nz

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MGR HN. Performed the experiments: HN. Analyzed the data: MGR HN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MGR HN. Wrote the paper: MGR HN.