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Research Article

Reducing the Impact of the Next Influenza Pandemic Using Household-Based Public Health Interventions

  • Joseph T Wu equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Joseph T Wu, Steven Riley

    Affiliations: Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Steven Riley equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Joseph T Wu, Steven Riley

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: steven.riley@hku.hk

    Affiliation: Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China

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  • Christophe Fraser,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Gabriel M Leung

    Affiliation: Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China

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  • Published: August 08, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030361

About the Authors

Joseph T Wu, Steven Riley, Gabriel M Leung
Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China
Joseph T Wu
School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Christophe Fraser
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: steven.riley@hku.hk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

JTW, SR, and GML designed the study and interpreted results. JTW and SR designed the model. JTW implemented the model. CF contributed to the model design, and provided some analytical results that were used for validation. SR drafted the paper. JTW, SR, CF, and GML edited the paper.