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Research Article

Incidence and Reproduction Numbers of Pertussis: Estimates from Serological and Social Contact Data in Five European Countries

  • Mirjam Kretzschmar mail,

    mirjam.kretzschmar@rivm.nl

    Affiliations: Julius Centre for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Centre for Infectious Disease Control, RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

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  • Peter F. M. Teunis,

    Affiliations: Julius Centre for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Richard G. Pebody

    Affiliation: Health Protection Agency, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: June 22, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000291

About the Authors

Mirjam Kretzschmar, Peter F. M. Teunis
Julius Centre for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Mirjam Kretzschmar
Centre for Infectious Disease Control, RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
Peter F. M. Teunis
Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Richard G. Pebody
Health Protection Agency, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: mirjam.kretzschmar@rivm.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: MK PFT RGP. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: MK PFT RGP. Designed the experiments/the study: MK. Analyzed the data: MK PFT. Collected data/did experiments for the study: RGP. Wrote the first draft of the paper: MK. Contributed to the writing of the paper: MK PFT RGP.