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Research Article

Characterization of Regional Influenza Seasonality Patterns in China and Implications for Vaccination Strategies: Spatio-Temporal Modeling of Surveillance Data

  • Hongjie Yu,

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious Disease, Key Laboratory of Surveillance and Early-warning on Infectious Disease, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China

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  • Wladimir J. Alonso,

    Affiliation: Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Luzhao Feng,

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious Disease, Key Laboratory of Surveillance and Early-warning on Infectious Disease, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China

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  • Yi Tan,

    Affiliation: Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Yuelong Shu,

    Affiliation: National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, China CDC, Key Laboratory for Medical Virology, National Health and Family Planning Commission, Beijing, China

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  • Weizhong Yang mail,

    viboudc@mail.nih.gov (CV); yangwz@chinacdc.cn (WY)

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious Disease, Key Laboratory of Surveillance and Early-warning on Infectious Disease, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China

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  • Cécile Viboud mail

    viboudc@mail.nih.gov (CV); yangwz@chinacdc.cn (WY)

    Affiliation: Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: November 19, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001552

About the Authors

Hongjie Yu, Luzhao Feng, Weizhong Yang
Division of Infectious Disease, Key Laboratory of Surveillance and Early-warning on Infectious Disease, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China
Wladimir J. Alonso, Yi Tan, Cécile Viboud
Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Yuelong Shu
National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, China CDC, Key Laboratory for Medical Virology, National Health and Family Planning Commission, Beijing, China

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HY WA CV. Performed the experiments: WA CV. Analyzed the data: LF YT WA CV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YS WY. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: CV. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: HY WA YT LF YS WY CV. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: HY WA YT LF YS WY CV. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: HY WA YT LF YS WY CV.