About the Authors

Michael George Roberts


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

Hiroshi Nishiura

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

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.