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Research Article

Evolutionary Game Theory and Social Learning Can Determine How Vaccine Scares Unfold

  • Chris T. Bauch mail,

    cbauch@uoguelph.ca

    Affiliations: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Samit Bhattacharyya

    Affiliations: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada, Department of Mathematics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • Published: April 05, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002452

About the Authors

Chris T. Bauch, Samit Bhattacharyya
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
Chris T. Bauch
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
Samit Bhattacharyya
Department of Mathematics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: cbauch@uoguelph.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CTB. Performed the experiments: CTB SB. Analyzed the data: CTB SB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CTB SB. Wrote the paper: CTB SB.