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Research Article

A Nice Day for an Infection? Weather Conditions and Social Contact Patterns Relevant to Influenza Transmission

  • Lander Willem mail,

    lander.willem@ua.ac.be

    Affiliations: Center for Health Economics Research & Modeling of Infectious Diseases, Center for the Evaluation of Vaccinations, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Kim Van Kerckhove,

    Affiliation: Interuniversitary Institute for Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics (I-BioStat), Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium

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  • Dennis L. Chao,

    Affiliation: Center for Statistics and Quantitative Infectious Diseases, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Niel Hens,

    Affiliations: Center for Health Economics Research & Modeling of Infectious Diseases, Center for the Evaluation of Vaccinations, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium, Interuniversitary Institute for Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics (I-BioStat), Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium

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  • Philippe Beutels

    Affiliations: Center for Health Economics Research & Modeling of Infectious Diseases, Center for the Evaluation of Vaccinations, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

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  • Published: November 14, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048695

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