[Correspondence] Model citizen – Authors’ reply

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Tom Peto and colleagues point out, reasonably, that the effect of mass drug administration (MDA) on malaria could be affected substantially by patterns of human movement, and that our Article1 does not consider the effects of the specific patterns of movement they observed in Cambodia and west Africa. The purpose of our Article1 was to derive general results about the possible effect of MDA and to test how robust these are to the assumptions in different models, so we avoided assumptions about population movement that are specific to any particular place.

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[Correspondence] Model citizen – Authors’ reply