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Correction: Respiratory viral pathogens among Singapore military servicemen 2009 – 2012: epidemiology and clinical characteristics

Xin Quan Tan12, Xiahong Zhao3, Vernon J Lee13*, Jin Phang Loh4, Boon Huan Tan4, Wee Hong Victor Koh4, Sock Hoon Ng4, Mark I-Cheng Chen35 and Alex Richard Cook3678

Author Affiliations

1 Biodefence Centre, Ministry of Defence, Singapore, Singapore

2 Preventive Medicine Residency Programme, National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore

3 Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

4 Defence Medical and Environmental Research Institute, Singapore, Singapore

5 Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, Singapore

6 Yale-NUS College, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

7 Program in Health Services and Systems Research, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, Singapore

8 Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

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BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:326  doi:10.1186/1471-2334-14-326

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Received:11 June 2014
Accepted:12 June 2014
Published:24 July 2014

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A minor error was found in Table 1 that described and compared the demographics amongst all participants, cases, controls and mono-infections after publishing this work [1]. For recruits, the number and the corresponding proportion in each group was under-reported. This was caused by discrepancies in the database in how recruits were coded that were not noticed until now. We have recoded recruits in the database and have re-analysed data. The differences in proportions of recruits amongst all groups remained significant with the revised data (Table 1). These errors only affect this table. All the other results and conclusions remain.

Table 1. Demographics of all participants, cases, controls and mono-infection cases

We apologise for this oversight, and the inconvenience that we might have brought.


  1. Tan XQ, Zhao X, Lee VJ, Loh JP, Tan BH, Koh WH, Ng SH, Chen MI, Cook AR: Respiratory viral pathogens among Singapore military servicemen 2009–2012: epidemiology and clinical characteristics.

    BMC Infect Dis 2014, 14(1):204. PubMed Abstract | BioMed Central Full Text | PubMed Central Full Text OpenURL

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