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Chronological, geographical, and seasonal trends of human cases of avian influenza A (H5N1) in Vietnam, 2003–2014: a spatial analysis

  • Toshie Manabe1, 2, 3, 4Email author,
  • Kazue Yamaoka1,
  • Toshiro Tango1, 5,
  • Nguyen Gia Binh6,
  • Dao Xuan Co6,
  • Nguyen Dang Tuan6,
  • Shinyu Izumi7,
  • Jin Takasaki7,
  • Ngo Quy Chau8 and
  • Koichiro Kudo3, 9
BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:64

Received: 22 September 2015

Accepted: 27 January 2016

Published: 4 February 2016

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Original Submission
22 Sep 2015 Submitted Original manuscript
29 Oct 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sarah Bevins
30 Nov 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jinfeng Wang
1 Dec 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Diego Ruiz Moreno
29 Dec 2015 Author responded Author comments - Toshie Manabe
Resubmission - Version 2
29 Dec 2015 Submitted Manuscript version 2
25 Jan 2016 Author responded Author comments - Toshie Manabe
Resubmission - Version 3
25 Jan 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 3
27 Jan 2016 Editorially accepted
4 Feb 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12879-016-1391-8

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Authors’ Affiliations

Teikyo University, Graduate School of Public Health, Tokyo, Japan
Department of Hygiene and Public Health, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
University of Tsukuba, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, Ibaraki, Japan
Center for Medical Statistics, Tokyo, Japan
Bach Mai Hospital, Intensive Care Unit, Hanoi, Vietnam
National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Bach Mai Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam
Koto Hospital, Tokyo, Japan