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Research Article

Integrating Phylodynamics and Epidemiology to Estimate Transmission Diversity in Viral Epidemics

  • Gkikas Magiorkinis mail,

    gkikas.magiorkinis@zoo.ox.ac.uk (GM); ahatzak@med.uoa.gr (AH)

    Affiliations: Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Vana Sypsa,

    Affiliation: Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

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  • Emmanouil Magiorkinis,

    Affiliation: Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

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  • Dimitrios Paraskevis,

    Affiliation: Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

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  • Antigoni Katsoulidou,

    Affiliation: Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

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  • Robert Belshaw,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Christophe Fraser,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

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  • Oliver George Pybus,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Angelos Hatzakis mail

    gkikas.magiorkinis@zoo.ox.ac.uk (GM); ahatzak@med.uoa.gr (AH)

    Affiliation: Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

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  • Published: January 31, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002876

About the Authors

Gkikas Magiorkinis, Vana Sypsa, Emmanouil Magiorkinis, Dimitrios Paraskevis, Antigoni Katsoulidou, Angelos Hatzakis
Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Gkikas Magiorkinis, Robert Belshaw, Oliver George Pybus
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Christophe Fraser
School of Public Health, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GM AH. Performed the experiments: GM EM DP. Analyzed the data: GM VS CF OGP AH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GM VS DP AK RB OGP AH. Wrote the paper: GM VS EM DP AK RB CF OGP AH.