Transmission Characteristics of the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic: Comparison of 8 Southern Hemisphere Countries

@inproceedings{Opatowski2011TransmissionCO,
  title={Transmission Characteristics of the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic: Comparison of 8 Southern Hemisphere Countries},
  author={Lulla Opatowski and Christophe Fraser and Jamie Griffin and Eric de Silva and Maria D. Van Kerkhove and Emily J. Lyons and Simon Cauchemez and Neil M. Ferguson},
  booktitle={PLoS pathogens},
  year={2011}
}
While in Northern hemisphere countries, the pandemic H1N1 virus (H1N1pdm) was introduced outside of the typical influenza season, Southern hemisphere countries experienced a single wave of transmission during their 2009 winter season. This provides a unique opportunity to compare the spread of a single virus in different countries and study the factors influencing its transmission. Here, we estimate and compare transmission characteristics of H1N1pdm for eight Southern hemisphere countries… CONTINUE READING
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