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Research Article

Estimating the Duration of Pertussis Immunity Using Epidemiological Signatures

  • Helen J. Wearing mail,

    hwearing@unm.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Pejman Rohani

    Affiliations: Odum School of Ecology and Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

    Current address: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Center for the Study of Complex Systems, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Published: October 30, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000647

About the Authors

Helen J. Wearing
Department of Biology and Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
Pejman Rohani
Odum School of Ecology and Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America
Pejman Rohani
Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: hwearing@unm.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: HJW PR. Wrote the paper: HJW PR. Conceived and designed the study: HJW PR. Formulated and analyzed the model: HJW.