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Household transmission of respiratory viruses – assessment of viral, individual and household characteristics in a population study of healthy Australian adults

  • James M McCaw1Email author,
  • Peter F Howard1,
  • Peter C Richmond2,
  • Michael Nissen3,
  • Theo Sloots3,
  • Stephen B Lambert3,
  • Michael Lai4,
  • Michael Greenberg4,
  • Terry Nolan1 and
  • Jodie McVernon1
BMC Infectious Diseases201212:345

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-12-345

Received: 1 August 2012

Accepted: 6 December 2012

Published: 11 December 2012

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Original Submission
1 Aug 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
11 Sep 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Benjamin Cowling
20 Sep 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Nathanael Lapidus
24 Sep 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Yang Yang
25 Oct 2012 Author responded Author comments - James McCaw
Resubmission - Version 4
25 Oct 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 4
Resubmission - Version 5
Submitted Manuscript version 5
30 Nov 2012 Author responded Author comments - James McCaw
Resubmission - Version 6
30 Nov 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 6
6 Dec 2012 Editorially accepted
11 Dec 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2334-12-345

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Authors’ Affiliations

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute & Melbourne School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne
School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia & Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Princess Margaret Hospital
Queensland Paediatric Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute and Sir Albert Sakzewski Virus Research Centre, Queensland Children’s Health Services, University of Queensland
Clinical Research and Development, CSL Limited