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Results from the centers for disease control and prevention’s predict the 2013–2014 Influenza Season Challenge

  • Matthew Biggerstaff1Email author,
  • David Alper2,
  • Mark Dredze3,
  • Spencer Fox4,
  • Isaac Chun-Hai Fung5,
  • Kyle S. Hickmann6, 7,
  • Bryan Lewis8,
  • Roni Rosenfeld9,
  • Jeffrey Shaman10,
  • Ming-Hsiang Tsou11,
  • Paola Velardi12,
  • Alessandro Vespignani13,
  • Lyn Finelli1 and
  • for the Influenza Forecasting Contest Working Group
BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:357

Received: 1 December 2015

Accepted: 28 June 2016

Published: 22 July 2016

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Original Submission
1 Dec 2015 Submitted Original manuscript
16 Feb 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Donald Olson
11 Mar 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Elaine Nsoesie
13 Apr 2016 Author responded Author comments - Matthew Biggerstaff
Resubmission - Version 2
13 Apr 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
10 Jun 2016 Author responded Author comments - Matthew Biggerstaff
Resubmission - Version 3
10 Jun 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 3
28 Jun 2016 Editorially accepted
22 Jul 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12879-016-1669-x

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Authors’ Affiliations

Epidemiology and Prevention Branch, Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Everyday Health, New York, USA
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, USA
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, USA
Tulane University, New Orleans, USA
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
Columbia University, New York, USA
San Diego State University, San Diego, USA
Sapienza University of Roma, Rome, Italy
Northeastern University, Boston, USA