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Research Article

Determination of the Processes Driving the Acquisition of Immunity to Malaria Using a Mathematical Transmission Model

  • João A. N Filipe,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

    ¤a Current address: Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Eleanor M Riley,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Christopher J Drakeley,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Colin J Sutherland,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Azra C Ghani mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: a.ghani@imperial.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

    ¤a Current address: Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Published: December 28, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.0030255

About the Authors

João A. N Filipe, Azra C Ghani
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Eleanor M Riley, Christopher J Drakeley, Colin J Sutherland
Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: a.ghani@imperial.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

JANF designed the model, undertook the analyses and drafted the paper with input from ACG. EMR, CJD and CJS advised on model structure and analysis and contributed to the drafting of the paper. All authors have seen and approved the final manuscript.