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Research Article

Estimation of Transmission Parameters of H5N1 Avian Influenza Virus in Chickens

  • Annemarie Bouma,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

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  • Ivo Claassen,

    Affiliation: Central Veterinary Institute, Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands

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  • Ketut Natih,

    Affiliation: National Veterinary Drug Assay Laboratory, Bogor, Indonesia

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  • Don Klinkenberg,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

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  • Christl A. Donnelly,

    Affiliation: MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Guus Koch,

    Affiliation: Central Veterinary Institute, Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands

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  • Michiel van Boven mail

    michiel.van.boven@rivm.nl

    Affiliation: Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands

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  • Published: January 30, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000281

About the Authors

Annemarie Bouma, Don Klinkenberg
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Ivo Claassen, Guus Koch
Central Veterinary Institute, Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands
Ketut Natih
National Veterinary Drug Assay Laboratory, Bogor, Indonesia
Christl A. Donnelly
MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Michiel van Boven
Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: michiel.van.boven@rivm.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AB IC KN GK MvB. Performed the experiments: AB KN. Analyzed the data: DK CAD MvB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: IC KN GK. Wrote the paper: AB DK CAD MvB.