About the Authors

Maria Xiridou

maria.xiridou@rivm.nl

Affiliation Centre for Infectious Diseases Control, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Barbara Borkent-Raven

Address Current address: Julius Center for Health Research and Primary Care, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Affiliation Centre for Infectious Diseases Control, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Joost Hulshof

Affiliation Department of Mathematics, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Jacco Wallinga

Affiliations Centre for Infectious Diseases Control, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands, Julius Center for Health Research and Primary Care, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MX BBR JH JW. Performed the experiments: MX. Analyzed the data: MX JW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JH. Wrote the paper: MX BBR JW.