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Assessing real-time Zika risk in the United States

  • Lauren A. Castro1,
  • Spencer J. Fox1Email author,
  • Xi Chen2,
  • Kai Liu3,
  • Steven E. Bellan4, 5,
  • Nedialko B. Dimitrov2,
  • Alison P. Galvani6, 7 and
  • Lauren Ancel Meyers1, 8
Contributed equally
BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:284

Received: 1 February 2017

Accepted: 11 April 2017

Published: 4 May 2017

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Original Submission
1 Feb 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
22 Feb 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Thomas Walker
2 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Qian Zhang
22 Mar 2017 Author responded Author comments - Lauren Castro
Resubmission - Version 2
22 Mar 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
11 Apr 2017 Editorially accepted
4 May 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12879-017-2394-9

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Integrative Biology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA
Graduate Program in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA
Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA
Center for Ecology of Infectious Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, USA
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Georgia, Athens, Athens, USA
Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, USA
Department of Ecology and Evolution, Yale University, New Haven, USA
The Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, USA