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Measuring underreporting and under-ascertainment in infectious disease datasets: a comparison of methods

  • Cheryl L Gibbons1, 12Email author,
  • Marie-Josée J Mangen2,
  • Dietrich Plass3,
  • Arie H Havelaar4, 5,
  • Russell John Brooke2,
  • Piotr Kramarz6,
  • Karen L Peterson1,
  • Anke L Stuurman4, 7,
  • Alessandro Cassini6,
  • Eric M Fèvre8, 9 and
  • Mirjam EE Kretzschmar2, 4
BMC Public Health201414:147

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-147

Received: 22 October 2013

Accepted: 5 February 2014

Published: 11 February 2014

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22 Oct 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
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13 Nov 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Rob Lake
10 Dec 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Michael Batz
25 Jan 2014 Author responded Author comments - Cheryl L Gibbons
Resubmission - Version 3
25 Jan 2014 Submitted Manuscript version 3
25 Jan 2014 Author responded Author comments - Cheryl L Gibbons
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25 Jan 2014 Submitted Manuscript version 4
Publishing
5 Feb 2014 Editorially accepted
11 Feb 2014 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-14-147

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution, Ashworth Laboratories, Kings Buildings, University of Edinburgh
(2)
Julius Centre for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Centre Utrecht
(3)
Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld
(4)
Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
(5)
Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University
(6)
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
(7)
Pallas, Health Research and Consultancy BV
(8)
International Livestock Research Institute
(9)
Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
(10)
the Burden of Communicable diseases in Europe (BCoDE) consortium

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