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Correcting for day of the week and public holiday effects: improving a national daily syndromic surveillance service for detecting public health threats

BMC Public HealthBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:477

Received: 17 August 2016

Accepted: 7 May 2017

Published: 19 May 2017

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Original Submission
17 Aug 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
27 Jun 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Andrew Stefanik
26 Oct 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Andrew Stefanik
21 Dec 2016 Author responded Author comments - Elizabeth Buckingham-Jeffery
Resubmission - Version 2
21 Dec 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
5 May 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Henry Victor Doctor
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
7 May 2017 Editorially accepted
19 May 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12889-017-4372-y

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for Complexity Science and Warwick Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Real-time Syndromic Surveillance Team, National Infection Service, Public Health England, Birmingham, UK
School of Mathematics, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK