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Mathematical models used to inform study design or surveillance systems in infectious diseases: a systematic review

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BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:775

Received: 4 August 2017

Accepted: 30 November 2017

Published: 18 December 2017

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Original Submission
4 Aug 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
31 Aug 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Michael Caruana
8 Sep 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Richard Thomas Gray
6 Oct 2017 Author responded Author comments - Sereina Herzog
Resubmission - Version 2
6 Oct 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
30 Nov 2017 Editorially accepted
18 Dec 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12879-017-2874-y

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Authors’ Affiliations

Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
Centre for Health Economics Research and Modelling Infectious Diseases (CHERMID), Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute (VAXINFECTIO), University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and statistical Bioinformatics, Hasselt University, Hasselt, Belgium