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Empirical Evidence for the Effect of Airline Travel on Inter-Regional Influenza Spread in the United States

  • John S Brownstein mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: john_brownstein@harvard.edu

    Affiliations: Children's Hospital Informatics Program at the Harvard–MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Cecily J Wolfe,

    Affiliations: Children's Hospital Informatics Program at the Harvard–MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Kenneth D Mandl

    Affiliations: Children's Hospital Informatics Program at the Harvard–MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: September 12, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030401

About the Authors

John S Brownstein, Cecily J Wolfe, Kenneth D Mandl
Children's Hospital Informatics Program at the Harvard–MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
John S Brownstein, Kenneth D Mandl
Division of Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
John S Brownstein, Kenneth D Mandl
Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Cecily J Wolfe
Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: john_brownstein@harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

JSB, CJW, and KDM designed the study, analyzed the data, and contributed to writing the paper.