Estimation of the reproductive number and the serial interval in early phase of the 2009 influenza A/H1N1 pandemic in the USA

@inproceedings{White2009EstimationOT,
  title={Estimation of the reproductive number and the serial interval in early phase of the 2009 influenza A/H1N1 pandemic in the USA},
  author={Laura Forsberg White and Jacco Wallinga and Lyn Finelli and Carrie Reed and Steven Riley and Marc Lipsitch and Marcello A Pagano},
  booktitle={Influenza and other respiratory viruses},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND The United States was the second country to have a major outbreak of novel influenza A/H1N1 in what has become a new pandemic. Appropriate public health responses to this pandemic depend in part on early estimates of key epidemiological parameters of the virus in defined populations. METHODS We use a likelihood-based method to estimate the basic reproductive number (R(0)) and serial interval using individual level U.S. data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC… CONTINUE READING