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Wearing face masks in public during the influenza season may reflect other positive hygiene practices in Japan

BMC Public Health201212:1065

Received: 10 October 2012

Accepted: 7 December 2012

Published: 10 December 2012

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Original Submission
10 Oct 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
28 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - sian Griffiths
13 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Allison Aiello
20 Nov 2012 Author responded Author comments - Koji Wada
Resubmission - Version 2
20 Nov 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
7 Dec 2012 Editorially accepted
10 Dec 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-12-1065

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Public Health, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan
School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, Australia