About the Authors

Dominic Thorrington

dominic.thorrington@lshtm.ac.uk

Affiliation Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Mary Ramsay

Affiliation Public Health England (Colindale), London, United Kingdom

Albert Jan van Hoek

Affiliation Public Health England (Colindale), London, United Kingdom

W. John Edmunds

Affiliation Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Roberto Vivancos

Affiliation Public Health England (Cheshire and Merseyside), Liverpool, United Kingdom

Antoaneta Bukasa

Affiliation Public Health England (Colindale), London, United Kingdom

Ken Eames

Affiliation Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DT MR AJvH WJE RV AB KE. Performed the experiments: DT. Analyzed the data: DT KE. Wrote the paper: DT KE WJE AJvH.