About the Authors

John D. Mathews

Affiliation Vaccine & Immunisation Research Group, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Christopher T. McCaw

Affiliation Vaccine & Immunisation Research Group, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Jodie McVernon

Affiliation Vaccine & Immunisation Research Group, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Emma S. McBryde

Affiliations Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Infectious Diseases, Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, Department of Medicine, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

James M. McCaw

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: jamesm@unimelb.edu.au

Affiliation Vaccine & Immunisation Research Group, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Competing Interests

John Mathews has advised the Australian Government on influenza as an employee (1999–2004) and as a member of the National Pandemic Influenza Advisory Committee (NIPAC). He has provided advice on influenza as a part-time consultant to Government (2004–2006) and industry (2007). He has had access to information restricted by confidentiality considerations. All other authors have no conflict of interest to declare.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EM JDM JMM CM. Performed the experiments: EM JDM JMM CM. Analyzed the data: EM JDM JM CM JMM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EM JDM JMM CM. Wrote the paper: JDM JM JMM.