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Research Article

A Mathematical Framework for Estimating Pathogen Transmission Fitness and Inoculum Size Using Data from a Competitive Mixtures Animal Model

  • James M. McCaw mail,

    jamesm@unimelb.edu.au

    Affiliations: Vaccine and Immunisation Research Group, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, Melbourne School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Nimalan Arinaminpathy,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Ecology, Princeton University, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Aeron C. Hurt,

    Affiliation: WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Jodie McVernon,

    Affiliations: Vaccine and Immunisation Research Group, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, Melbourne School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Angela R. McLean

    Affiliation: Institute for Emerging Infections, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford Martin School, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Published: April 28, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002026

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