In Box 4, the listed T0 values for the smallpox and SARS outbreaks are incorrect. In paragraph 1 of Box 4, “T0 is approximately equal to 9 infections” should read “T0 is approximately equal to 19 infections.” In addition, in paragraph 2 of Box 4, “T0 is estimated to be around 27 infections” should read “T0 is estimated to be around 54 infections.”
Citation: Hartfield M, Alizon S (2017) Correction: Introducing the Outbreak Threshold in Epidemiology. PLoS Pathog 13(5): e1006415. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1006415
Published: May 31, 2017
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