About the Authors

Kin On Kwok

Affiliation School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China

Bahman Davoudi

Affiliation Division of Mathematical Modeling, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Steven Riley

Affiliations School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China, MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling, Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Babak Pourbohloul

babak.p@ubc.ca

Affiliations Division of Mathematical Modeling, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, School of Population & Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BP BD. Performed the experiments: KOK BD. Analyzed the data: KOK BD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KOK SR BD. Wrote the paper: BP KOK BD SR.