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Research Article

Epidemiological Impact of a Genital Herpes Type 2 Vaccine for Young Females

  • Yijun Lou equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Yijun Lou, Redouane Qesmi, Qian Wang

    Affiliations: Mathematics and Statistics, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Applied Mathematics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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  • Redouane Qesmi equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Yijun Lou, Redouane Qesmi, Qian Wang

    Affiliations: Mathematics and Statistics, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Ecole Superieure de Technologie, Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, Fès, Morocco

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  • Qian Wang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Yijun Lou, Redouane Qesmi, Qian Wang

    Affiliation: Mathematics and Statistics, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Marc Steben,

    Affiliation: Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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  • Jianhong Wu,

    Affiliations: Mathematics and Statistics, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Centre for Disease Modelling, York Institute for Health Research, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Jane M. Heffernan mail

    jmheffer@yorku.ca

    Affiliations: Mathematics and Statistics, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Centre for Disease Modelling, York Institute for Health Research, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Published: October 11, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046027

About the Authors

Yijun Lou, Redouane Qesmi, Qian Wang, Jianhong Wu, Jane M. Heffernan
Mathematics and Statistics, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Yijun Lou
Applied Mathematics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Redouane Qesmi
Ecole Superieure de Technologie, Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, Fès, Morocco
Marc Steben
Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Jianhong Wu, Jane M. Heffernan
Centre for Disease Modelling, York Institute for Health Research, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: jmheffer@yorku.ca

Competing Interests

MS has received research, lecture and travel funds from GlaxoSmithKline. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: QW RQ JMH JW MS. Performed the experiments: QW RQ YL JMH. Analyzed the data: QW RQ YL JMH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: QW RQ TL JMH JW MS. Wrote the paper: QW RQ YL JMH JW MS.