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FRED (A Framework for Reconstructing Epidemic Dynamics): an open-source software system for modeling infectious diseases and control strategies using census-based populations

  • John J Grefenstette1Email author,
  • Shawn T Brown2,
  • Roni Rosenfeld3,
  • Jay DePasse2,
  • Nathan TB Stone2,
  • Phillip C Cooley4,
  • William D Wheaton4,
  • Alona Fyshe3,
  • David D Galloway1,
  • Anuroop Sriram3,
  • Hasan Guclu1,
  • Thomas Abraham3 and
  • Donald S Burke1
BMC Public Health201313:940

Received: 11 June 2013

Accepted: 25 September 2013

Published: 8 October 2013

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Original Submission
11 Jun 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
19 Jun 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Dennis Chao
9 Jul 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Andrea Pugliese
9 Jul 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Gianpaolo Scalia Tomba
13 Sep 2013 Author responded Author comments - John Grefenstette
Resubmission - Version 2
13 Sep 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
25 Sep 2013 Editorially accepted
8 Oct 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-13-940

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Authors’ Affiliations

Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
RTI International, Research Triangle Park, Durham, USA