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Predictors of indoor absolute humidity and estimated effects on influenza virus survival in grade schools

  • Tyler H Koep1,
  • Felicity T Enders2,
  • Chris Pierret3,
  • Stephen C Ekker3,
  • Dale Krageschmidt4,
  • Kevin L Neff3,
  • Marc Lipsitch5,
  • Jeffrey Shaman6 and
  • W Charles Huskins7Email author
BMC Infectious Diseases201313:71

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-13-71

Received: 13 November 2012

Accepted: 29 January 2013

Published: 5 February 2013

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Original Submission
13 Nov 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
7 Dec 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Linsey Marr
18 Dec 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Andrew Pavia
18 Jan 2013 Author responded Author comments - Tyler Koep
Resubmission - Version 3
18 Jan 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
29 Jan 2013 Editorially accepted
5 Feb 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2334-13-71

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Authors’ Affiliations

Clinical and Translational Sciences, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic
Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mayo Clinic
Department of Facilities and Support Services, Mayo Clinic
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology and Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic Children’s Center