About the Authors

Hasan Guclu

guclu@pitt.edu

Affiliations Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Public Health Dynamics Laboratory, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Department of Statistics, Faculty of Science, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Istanbul, Turkey

Jonathan Read

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, The Farr Institute @HeRC, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 3GL, United Kingdom, Lancaster Medical School, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YG, United Kingdom

Charles J. Vukotich Jr

Affiliation School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

David D. Galloway

Affiliation Public Health Dynamics Laboratory, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Hongjiang Gao

Affiliation Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Jeanette J. Rainey

Affiliation Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Amra Uzicanin

Affiliation Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Shanta M. Zimmer

Affiliation School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Derek A. T. Cummings

Affiliation Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: H. Guclu JR CV DATC. Performed the experiments: H. Guclu JR CV DG DATC. Analyzed the data: H. Guclu JR CV H. Gao JJR AU SMZ DATC. Wrote the paper: H. Guclu JR CV H. Gao JJR AU SMZ DATC.