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Converting Incidence and Prevalence Data: An Update to the Rule

  • Carina King (a1) (a2), Paul Aylin (a2) (a3) and Alison Holmes (a2) (a4)
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Institute for Global Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1 1NE, United Kingdom (c.king@ucl.ac.uk).

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