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Research Article

A Bayesian Approach to Quantifying the Effects of Mass Poultry Vaccination upon the Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of H5N1 in Northern Vietnam

  • Patrick G. T. Walker mail,

    patrick.walker@imperial.ac.uk

    Affiliation: MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis Modelling, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Simon Cauchemez,

    Affiliation: MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis Modelling, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Raphaëlle Métras,

    Affiliation: Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health Group, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Royal Veterinary College, North Mymms, United Kingdom

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  • Do Huu Dung,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Health, Hanoi, Vietnam

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  • Dirk Pfeiffer,

    Affiliation: Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health Group, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Royal Veterinary College, North Mymms, United Kingdom

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  • Azra C. Ghani

    Affiliation: MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis Modelling, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: February 19, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000683

About the Authors

Patrick G. T. Walker, Simon Cauchemez, Azra C. Ghani
MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis Modelling, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Raphaëlle Métras, Dirk Pfeiffer
Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health Group, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Royal Veterinary College, North Mymms, United Kingdom
Do Huu Dung
Department of Animal Health, Hanoi, Vietnam

Corresponding Author

Email: patrick.walker@imperial.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PGTW SC ACG. Performed the experiments: PGTW. Analyzed the data: PGTW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PGTW SC RM DHD DP ACG. Wrote the paper: PGTW SC RM DHD DP ACG.